Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Old Observatory..



Built in 1896, the Old Observatory, sitting at the top of Mount Eliza, excellent spot for an observatory, in West Perth is now appropriately the headquarters of the National Trust. I see that they do tours around this lovely old building on certain days, not unfortunately the day I took these, I will go back! Check out the site here for the new Perth Observatory 25km east of Perth in Bickley, also heritage listed, definitely worth a visit don't you agree! We're having a few much needed cooler days here in Perth, back up to 39C on Friday.. I'm ready for them :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...
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37 comments:

  1. This building is amazingly beautiful. Yes, please take the tour and get us more photos from the inside.

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  2. That is a beautiful structure to behold!

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  3. What a beautiful place, and the grounds are just as lovely! Enjoy your day and sunny skies.

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  4. This is one of those treasures that we must take care of and preserve for future generations. We have one building similar here and I started to stop and photography it yesterday, but wanted to get home. I will go back just as you will. Happy day.

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  5. A lovely building but somewhat strange design for astronomy.
    Would make a nice weekend retreat,please get inside and take pictures.

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  6. Ah, beautiful it is indeed, Grace!! And a treasure to preserve! Terrific captures as always!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  7. Fascinating architecture. I love it.

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  8. Gorgeous architecture, looooove the roundness!

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  9. Great building. Look at the size of the eaves; very important in a hot area. It's a very Australian building.

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  10. I love it, Grace! Especially those deep wrap around verandahs!

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  11. Super! I'm ready to move in. :-)

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  12. The old one sure has much more character than the new one.

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  13. That is nice Grace and yes, please go back! I would love to see some pictures of the interior. That second floor porch is fantastic.

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  14. I do hope you take the tour. That is a beautiful building.

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  15. They knew how to build in those days! Stay cool, safe & careful.

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  16. Such an amazing building Grace. Love the curves. They certainly don't build them like this anymore.

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  17. A very beautiful building, worth to visit I think. I read this morning the tennisgames have cancelled in Melbourne because of 46 degrees C!

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  18. This is a beautiful building, in a nice location (love the green around it) !

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  19. A very fine old building and a beautiful photo with all of the colors.

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  20. the front looks kind of like a house...you must take a tour, we insist!

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  21. A beautiful building Grace. I can't believe I've never seen it!

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  22. What a gorgeous treasure Grace, I hope that you link it to Tuesday's Treasures.

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  23. Interesting building, Grace, and aww, the blue and green! Another very grey day over here again.

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  24. Beautiful building, observatory or not!

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  25. Such a beautiful old building! So different from what you expect and observatory to look like!

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  26. A beautiful building. It looks more like a grand home than a scientific place!

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  27. The curved features of the building give it so much character. A grand one.

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  28. What a great building, very beautiful...

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  29. Such interesting architecture!

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  30. What a gorgeous building...it is wonderful.

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  31. It looks more like a posh restaurant or small hotel. But I don't see a place for a telescope.

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  32. You couldn't have a more wonderful contrast between old and new with these two buildings.

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  33. OH WOW! What a magnificent building the old observatory!

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