Category Archives: Art Deco

Dolerite and lattice,,,

Dolerite and Lattice in the Cataract Gorge  Launceston Tasmania

Dolerite and Lattice in the Cataract Gorge Launceston Tasmania Some thoughtful person built a home or maybe just an office next to the entrance of the Cataract gorge. It is constructed in the Edwardian style similar to many buildings in Launceston however the sloping cut dry dolerite stonework bares a slight resemblance to a Japanese castle standing at the start of a path as it does. Having observed many Japanese tourists looking at the gorge from Kings Bridge it seems this resemblance is not lost on them!

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Holyman blue stares just minutes later…

Holyman blue stares just minutes later

 

Blue Holyman stairs

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Stairs Holyman Building, Launceston…

Stairs Holyman Building, Launceston

Skylight-Holyman-Building

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An Edwardian door on Paterson street…

An Edwardian door on Paterson street

Its always an interesting thing to look at when one era borrows from another. In this case the shape of the door is Elizabethan generally and was used in the odd English fortified home before that. And yet here we have a door in a building that likely just preceded or was built at the time of the most recognisable modern twentieth century style that being Art Deco.

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