Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Deanery..



Every time I'm on the Terrace I think about taking a shot of St. George's Cathedral Deanery but being the terrace it's not easy to get the shot without traffic blocking the view! The Deanery, the oldest residential building in the CBD, was built in 1859 when the terrace was but a dirt road, hard to imagine that now. Built as the residence for the first Dean of Perth, it is still used by the current Dean and cathedral staff. If you click on the link above you will see that the Deanery is mostly unaltered over the years, apart from the gardens which I believe will be restored to their former glory, cannot wait to see them. Surrounded by glass skyscrapers the Deanery is still one of the most charming buildings on the terrace. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


27 comments:

  1. A deanery is a rather new word to me! A very pleasant looking building.

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  2. Oh goodness, it looks so small among the newer, taller buildings and yet it's very impressive to me. It has a charming homey feeling to me. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

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  3. It's strange to see that tiny house among the tall modern buildings in the city, but I'm glad it's been kept for posterity!

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  4. It looks so small and modest surrounded by all those glass towers.
    To answer your question, yes we do have water restrictions from time to time depending on the water table levels. People can be fined rather heavily for over use of water to lawns and such.

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  5. An old building surrounded by new. I liked the slideshow that showed the deanery through the years. The little building standing with the big ones. Nice post Grace!

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  6. It will be happy to have gardens around it, Grace!

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  7. A charming building. A real contrast to the modern glass architecture in the background!

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  8. What a pretty building and so old, it looks beautiful preserved. That glasswork behind detonates a bit.

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  9. It's a gorgeous building and has been well-cared for down through the ages! Love that 2nd shot which gives us the setting. Just beautiful, Grace!

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  10. Burn those glass monstrosities!
    Keep the Deanery.

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  11. I certainly remember the cathedral but not the deanery. It's a good example of architecture of the period and it is so good that it has survived.

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  12. Takes big bucks to keep those buildings in shape.

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  13. Sure is a beautiful place. Glad it was preserved.

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  14. The Deanery has held up well. It does not appear that old. I'll have to google Deanery give I have not heard the word before.

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  15. Dwarfed by the city office blocks but great it has been preserved.

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  16. I must admit, Grace, I walked past there not paying much attention! Now that I know I will do have a closer look!

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  17. The cathedral and Deanery look so lovely together... like staunch old friends in the face of progress. But I must admit, the Deanery's white is framed rather nicely by the blue in the tall glass building.

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  18. Uma velha catedral no meio da modernidade.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  19. Its so nice to see some of the older buildings being retained.

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  20. i love the deanery and it really looks so cool with the glass building behind it!

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  21. Great to see the historic preservation as time marches on and new buildings sprout up nearby.

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  22. How nice to see that tiny building sticking around after all of the other large building coming up around it.

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  23. A contrast of buildings - but the Deanery does look very attractive

    All the best Jan

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