Standing in front of the still working elevator in the Atlas Building I wasn't sure what to expect when the bronze doors opened.. oh la! The interior was more than I could have hoped for, the copper cornices and spandrel panels.. incroyable! As much as I wanted to enter and ride up in this gorgeous lift, memories of getting trapped in a similar old style lift in London came flooding back :) so I feasted visually for a few moments before heading for the white marble staircase..
The original hat and coat hooks outside the rooms here on the second floor, home to the Museum of Perth where there is at the moment a brilliant photographic exhibition about the history of the Atlas Building, photos from and during construction in 1929 right up to date. I'm not embarrassed to say that old black and white photos make me drool a little.. I'm not the only one right:)
Views below from the museum on the second floor looking up Sherwood Court and out over to Elizabeth Quay..
Looking down through the levels of the staircase..
... and back out into the 21st century! While researching the Atlas Building I discovered that Perth has an abundance of Art Deco buildings to be explored, can't wait! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...