Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sandstone Universities...



The top eight universities in Australia are called sandstone universities.. UWA is one of them.  Winthrop Hall above, completed in 1932, has many charming features, one of which is the 'reflection pool', it was a bit dull on the day we were there but when the sun shines the reflections are amazing.. not so happy with this one but you can see the possibilities oui! If you pull the shot above in closer you can see the glazed terracotta gryphon frieze that circles the building just under the roof eaves..


The Clock Tower is 150ft at it's tallest point..the clock itself has been upgraded four times since it was first installed, the last being in 1964 when it was replaced by an electric master clock. Personally the feature I find most charming is the small balcony on the clock tower.. must be the incorrigible romantic in me :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...p.s. the link to Winthrop Hall is excellent for any university buffs out there!



26 comments:

  1. A beautiful reflection, and the architecture's gorgeous!

    Yes, that balcony has appeal.

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  2. I think that the clock tower is the best feature. I like the little roof above the clock.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Oh, I agree with William! Such a beautiful reflection and a beautiful university as well!! Terrific captures for the day, Grace, as always!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  4. Very impressive colonnade, especially in reflection.

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful building and surroundings.

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  6. Nice! I love old university buildings, Grace.

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  7. The reflection photo looks good to me. Nice architecture.

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  8. I love the campus! Very different from what we have here.

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  9. That reflection shot is beautiful. I love campuses that look like this with old and stately buildings all around. Very nice indeed.

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  10. a beautiful building and yes I can see the reflections would be great.

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  11. The clock face is wonderful when seen enlarged. Sandstone universities are a problematic terms for Melburnians, as we refer to our University of Melbourne as a bluestone university.

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  12. I loved your photos. Reminded me of the time I lived in a church bell tower on a university campus. No balcony, but I stupidly sat on the thick-ledged arched window eating a sandwich. . . .

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  13. Spectacular building and extra wonderful reflection.

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  14. That reflection pool looks like a great source of photography inspiration Grace.

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  15. Wow this looks wonderful, I like the sandstone.

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  16. Great reflection in the pool, The little balcony is very cute Grace.

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  17. Beautiful reflection in your second photo. I like the name "Sandstone Universities."

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  18. I agree the little balcony also caught my eye!

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  19. I love these intensive colors, Grace!
    Beautiful images... as usual...

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  20. Grace somehow this reminds me of Gilmore Girls!

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  21. at first glance I thought I saw a church

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  22. I'd have liked so much to study in such a beautiful place ! My university was very modern, all made of concrete , and not so inspiring ..

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  23. I LOVE being a student and would enjoy your universities, I am sure.

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