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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scarlet Boards - Pink Stucco - Red Bricks


We began our visit to the Macleay Valley in Gladstone so lets end here as well. This is the old Federal Store that has been dramatically reborn as Hammond & Harwood. As you drive down Kinchela St you cannot possibly miss it.

In muted contrast the solid but elegant Court House now serves as the Police Station. It was designed by prodigious NSW Colonial Architect James Barnet and completed in 1885. The groundbreaking and disturbing 1978 Fred Schepisi film, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, used the court for the trial scene.
The residents of Gladstone and Smithtown have been fighting a proposed closure and sell off of the Courthouse and Police residence by the State Government. 

This is the 1921 Gladstone Methodist (Uniting) Church. The square foyer/bell tower is imposing but also beautifully proportioned with a slightly tapering effect as it reaches for the sky. 

This is my first post on the new meme Our World Tuesday. Many thanks to Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy for reinventing Klaus Peter's My World Tuesday. Support them by clicking here for scenes from many places on Planet Earth.
This is a Ruby Tuesday Post. Click here for shades of red from round the globe.

15 comments:

  1. What marvelous buildings/places you've shared with us today, Mark! And how colorful! I love them! A really delightful look at your world! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. I wonder if anyone can find the fire station after having their eyes burnt out by that first house. Very elegant court-house, I hope the town folk can win that battle, it would be a pity to have it messed about with unsightly alterations or additions.A lovely post altogether.

    Thank you for sharing it on Our World.

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  3. I had to google Hammond&Harwood - that building looks very beguiling - and I was not disappointed!

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  4. Grand tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Such a contrast of building styles in one area! Very interesting! But especially love that blazon of dramatic red on the first building! Great photos!

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  6. Love that red building, and the court house/police station too, very elegant. I hope the people stop the closure and sell off.
    Very interesting photo's.

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  7. What a lovely town and buildings. I like the first one with the bright red color. Wonderful photos.

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  8. Gladstone ... I will have to go back and reread some of your old posts I have missed. I get so far behind at the moment. This looks like a lovely part of the north coast. I am organising with my brothers to spend a long weekend at Lake Cathie soon. Not as north as you, but all things are relative. You can take that as a pun if you wish ...

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  9. SO in love with that red building!!!

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  10. Nice red building.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  11. I think you have "red" covered--in all shades. Interesting buildings. Mickie :)

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  12. beautiful heritage architecture

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  13. Lovely to see your captures of these old buildings Mark. Great to see also that the buildings well maintained.

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