Monday, January 18, 2016

The Constitutional Centre.. symmetrical splendour!



Once the old Hale School (scroll down and see it when built in 1914) now home to the Constitutional Centre of WA. I love the style of this beautifully restored heritage building whatever that may be! The square windows perfectly balanced, the red and cream brickwork, check out the pattern on the peaks below. The frustrating thing is that when you can Google just about anything these days, I cannot find out anything about this particular style of architecture, can anyone help me out and if so can you give me a clue :) Hope you had a good weekend, it was a scorcher in Perth but as I type this now it's raining outside, bliss! Take care and stay safe. p.s. bear with me I'm having a hard time catching up, swap heads with someone.. anyone :)


29 comments:

  1. That is a stunning building in terms of structure, color and endurance! Nice photos, too!

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  2. Lovely combination of brick colours.

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  3. Not being really smart in that department, I can't really offer any sound sense, but I do know it bares the style of several lovely designs it seems. Those windows are quite interesting, the tile roof, and it appears to be like a Dale Carnegie building design as well.

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  4. A beautiful building it is indeed and great captures for the day, as always!! You don't see many like this anymore, but I do like them better than what we see so much of now! I love all the detail!! Hope you have a great new week!! Enjoy and stay safe!!

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  5. Love the design of the building.
    I'm sorry if I missed a few posts. Been busy with a new-to-me pickup truck from a fellow from oz. The fellow I bought it form is from Sydney.

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  6. I am having a great deal of trouble posting on your blog. Don't know why. I think that the symmetry as well as the building material combine to make it a lovely building. I would have loved either to attend or teach there.

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  7. I like its style too, Grace!
    Getting ready for the tennis which comes on our TV at 7pm this evening - hope it isn't raining there.

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  8. Gosh! I don't know, Grace. Looks like a lot of different influences--Greek columns, Roman arches, Purina Dog Chow squares . . . :-)

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  9. I can't say that I know what design it is, but I like Revrunner's Purina Dog Chow square comment :)

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  10. Bit of a mix of styles, but I like it.

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  11. That's a great looking building with all that contrasting brick work. I also like it. Reminds me some of a grade school I attended for a few years, but that was in an earlier century.

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  12. I always figure that if someone asks me a question, I should answer it, whether or not I know what I am talking about. With that as background . . . it is called "vernacular architecture."

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  13. I can't help you with that one. The colonnade looks vaguely Spanish, the upper level brick and roof line German. Could the builders have saved a lot of money by erecting only hale and putting a big mirror in the middle?

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  14. Gorgeous structure beautifully captured!

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  15. Built in a time when symmetry ruled Grace.

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  16. Not sure that building has any architecture at all lass.
    Could be one persons own design.
    One using some opium to ease their pain I suggest.

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  17. Hi Grace. This building so reminds me of many of the old school buildings around here in England. Love the combination of brick and stone. I'm easing back in to blog life. Happy New Year to you!

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  18. It is not exactly one style, but it is a mixture of neo-gothic and a hispanic colonnade (so says my husband the architect).

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  19. The symmetry is fantastic. And I really love that shady bench in your last shot.

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  20. looks like a Tuesday's Treasure to me

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  21. That really is an exceptional looking building. I like that wonderful brickwork very much.

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  22. Perth has spectacular architecture!

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  23. I haven't a clue...but it sure is pretty.

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  24. Sadly no idea, either - but beautiful, esp with the blue sky, Grace.

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  25. If you hadn't said it had been a school, I'd still have gotten a school feeling here! Wonderful!

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