Thursday, 25 May 2006

Sydney sandstone

This is a detail of the Frazer fountain in Hyde Park. I like it because it shows pretty well the texture of Sydney sandstone. It's a beautifully warm stone which many of the best buildings in Sydney are made from. There are a few masons around still able to work in it, especially necessary for restoration and conservation work.

Everywhere you go around Sydney you see this beautiful stone in outcrops, the bush, road cuttings, etched with Aboriginal carvings, and made into some of our most beautiful buildings.

On to New York City today, via London. Looking forward to the brownstone of NYC.

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