Friday, January 6, 2017

City Beach Surf Life Saving Club..


Modern architecture can sometimes be less than aesthetically pleasing to the eye, especially if out of character for its situation. The new state of the art City Beach Surf Life Saving Club (click to see the whole building) definitely does not fall into this category.  It is long, low and sleek and looks very much at home on the edge of the wide expanse of white sandy beach. Surf life saving is vital along Australian beaches and the new surf club here provides space for Surf Club operations, functions and training..


Not sure if it was part of the architect's plan or nature doing it's thing but as we walked here alongside the building it seemed as if the sound of the waves crashing on the beach was blowning up and bouncing off the curve of the wall.. très agréable.


If you look to the centre of the shot above you'll see the lookout point and picnic area atop the surf club and below the view along the beach from there. Just for interest if you have a look here you will see the 1920's version of the surf club, couldn't possibly be more different if it tried! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


25 comments:

  1. It seems to suit its location well. The angle reminds me of our war museum.

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    1. I see we both had the same idea in comments!

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  2. I like the look of this building very much and it's so cool that it has that look out and picnic area. Speaking of Australian beaches, I saw a fantastic photo on Flickr today of Reef Beach sand dunes at Bremer Bay. If you want to take a peek, here's a link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/posnov/31939685742/in/explore-2017-01-04/
    I love the look of dunes!

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  3. ...I can't wait to hit the beach!

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  4. That's a fine-looking building but I always worry what it'll look like on a wet day in twenty years time; some modern architecture doesn't fare very well.

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  5. You are right. The building style could represent arcing white frothy waves or even sails. The whole design blends beautifully into the setting. Love the idea of a natural amphitheatre effect enhancing the sound of the waves.

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  6. Very attractive building. It blows away the older version rather easily. Enjoy your weather Grace.

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  7. The 1935 club house didn't look too bad but I really like the new one.

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  8. Does my soul good to see so much sun and blue water. :-)

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  9. I wish I was on that beach right now!

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  10. Much fancier place than any I've ever seen in the USA.

    Today was a great beach day here too.

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  11. How very inviting, says she shivering at minus 18 C!

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  12. Looks so pretty, Grace! Though much too cold for a swim today, I'm freezing!

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  13. Gostei da perspectiva e da arquitectura.
    Um abraço e Bom Dia de Reis.
    Andarilhar

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  14. I like the angles of the building. And wow that blue sky!

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  15. You live in a different world! Sunshine and beach ha,ha, here frost and ice.
    I like the architecture.

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  16. Oh my! Your beach and blue skies look so good to me. I am sitting in front of the fireplace expecting snowflakes this afternoon.., yes in Texas. A very happy Nee Year to you and yours!

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  17. Now that I live in a place with (Mediterranean climate) Winter, I appreciate even more what many folks see in our sunny subtropical photos, G!

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  18. I'm really not qualified to critique architecture, but I know what I like and I know I like this building...modern and elegant and you always provide us with gorgeous photos of these places!

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  19. Oh those blue skies look so good ...
    Great photo's

    All the best Jan

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  20. Good looking modern architecture, indeed. A huge building devoted to lifesaving.

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  21. This building looks very elegant.

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