Sitting on the corner of Sherwood Crt and the Esplanade.. built in the inter-war Art Deco Style in the 1930's as the WA HQ's of the Atlas Assurance Co. Ltd. it is a treasure trove of architectural delights! The biggest disappointment was that the life-sized figure of Atlas supporting the globe was removed in 1969 when the building's roof design changed, it was found that one of the arms was loose, holding up the world takes it's toll:) and as the company didn't want to repair it, it was taken home by the architect, it is possible it may find it's way back at some point, I really hope so. The second level is home to the Museum of Perth, if you have a look here you will see the most marvelous b&w photo of the 1954 royal visit to Perth as seen from the roof of The Atlas Building. Please have a look, the foreshore, now home to Elizabeth Quay is very different..
I felt a little giddy with Art Deco vapours from the moment I walked into the foyer.. the wall design, the bench, the floor.. the original bronze Commonwealth of Australia letter box..
... and then there was the lift, the white marble staircase..but more about that tomorrow :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. this ending feels like one of those foreign movies than I enjoy so much, except for the abrupt closure :)