Saturday, March 5, 2016

Looking out to the past...



Sitting in the Pinnacles Restaurant in Myers Department Store looking out across Forrest Place to the imposing stone facade of the old General Post Office, built in 1923 this heritage listed city landmark is one of my favourite buildings in the city, even though only a very small section of it is now used as a post office. Do you have a building that makes your heart beat a little faster :) in your city? Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...
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31 comments:

  1. The old post office really catches my eye. I can see why it appeals to you!

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  2. Grace, that is an impressive Neo-Classic building. I also love the old Post Offices.

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  3. I love that shot, Grace. No pun intended, but it is very graceful!

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  4. The building is beautiful and your composition and choice of mono is brilliant!

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  5. This could easily be the 60s or 70s. Great shot!

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  6. They don't make post offices like that anymore. Nice image!

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  7. Melbourne's own Manchester Unity building never ceases to stop me to peer up at its magnificence.

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  8. It is usually the older buildings that stop me in my tracks, Grace, although I am a fan of modern architecture!
    We are like a blog family. With that in mind do you know where JM (Jose) from Lisbon has disappeared to?

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  9. Phantastic scenery, the contrast between the modern chairs and the old house is great!

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  10. We have a traditional, historic town square that is still home to the original buildings and courthouse. Love that area. Great shot.

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  11. Lovely picture Grace, I really like it, have a smashing weekend....

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  12. Always loved that building, the steps are always good for a sit down! Bet I know where you are going this weekend!

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  13. Nice architecture, and I like the way you framed it.

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  14. I like this picture and this old classical building. In Paris, I have this kind of feeling with the citè universitaire

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  15. Love this photo.
    Must be great to sit and enjoy a morning cuppa there.

    Wishing you a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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  16. Several of my favorite places to eat in Paris on top of department stores. They have great views of the city and not bad food.

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  17. What a terrific view -- wonderful capture, Grace. We have a beautiful old building in downtown Sarasota that was built in the mid 1930's that's somewhat similar. It also used to be a post office. Now, it's owned by the city and administrative offices are housed there…and it's just referred to as the Federal Building.

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  18. What a contrast--the old post office and the very modern restaurant!

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  19. Lovely, stately design just my kind of style, and yes I have several and this is just the sort of place I search for in any new city that I travel through!

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  20. Passei para admirar sua fotografia.
    Super linda! Contraste harmonioso entre passado e presente.

    Bom fim de semana, com tudo de bom!
    Beijinhos.


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  21. What a nice shot Grace, to sit there I would love it.

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  22. Not in my city...but a few other places I do!

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  23. Great shot, Grace, can´t wait to see it again. I like our "little castle" - cause Henry is in front :-)

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  24. Wonderful image. I do have lots of places here. Only really had a close look at the new Cathedral and now I'm a fan of it. Sometimes you have to look at bit closer and the rewards are there to be seen.

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  25. Love the building and the reflections!

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  26. It is a splendid looking building! I love what I can see of it.

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  27. I like this. The light, lines and the person sitting there are all nice to see.

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