Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fremantle Central Chambers..



Fremantle has an abundance of heritage buildings, in fact more old than new. I appreciate them all although some, on closer inspection could do with a little TLC. The highly decorative upper level of the heritage listed Central Chambers building on High Street hasn't changed much since it was built in 1907, have a look at the c1920 image here, fabulous old photograph. The building is 'of historic significance as an example of a commercial building in the Old Port City of Fremantle dating from the gold boom period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century'. Relatively young compared to heritage buildings in Europe but still fabulous ✨ Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


24 comments:

  1. ...wow, it was built when style was important.

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  2. J'aime beaucoup, c'est un très bel immeuble avec beaucoup de style et d'élégance

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  3. That really is a beautiful building and you photos are excellent.

    Our temperatures are quite respectable for a few days but the rain is due to return!

    Have a great week Diane

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  4. It is wonderful, Grace! I like the overhang on the ground floor to give pedestrians some shade!

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  5. Very grand and reminds me of the buildings we have here.

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  6. The old place has held up well.

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  7. Oh my gosh this is beautiful architecture, and complete with a gargoyle for good luck and to fight away evil spirits!

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  8. Stately structure. Heritage is beautiful.

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  9. This one is lovingly cared for and what a beauty it is. That first shot tells the story.

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  10. I am sure it won't be long before it gets some Polyfilla and a coat of paint. Much nicer than it looked with the ugly sign back in the day.

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  11. It is beautiful indeed, Grace.
    Freo sure has more heritage buildings than we have, lots got bombed or burned down in the wars here.
    And those we have (post to come) are more from the Middle Ages, too. Not half as beautiful!

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  12. The gargoyle says enough. The architect found commerce a bit for the devil

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  13. I'm happy Fremantle has retained all those old buildings, they are so beautiful!

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  14. What a gorgeous building. It's wonderful that places like this have been preserved.

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  15. Bet you'll have lots of fun with that lens in the coming weeks, Grace. Great photos.

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  16. Same vintage as many Honolulu contemporaries. Some built/designed by Aussies .

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  17. Lovely detail, great old building.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Old buildings are so lovely with all of their detail, new ones just don't deliver on that front.

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