Friday, 30 June 2006

Bus shelter and kiosk

On Monday I showed you one of the newer JC Decaux bus shelters. Here is one of the more traditional shelters and kiosks (selling newspapers and snack foods) , a hundred metres or so along the same street. It is at the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets in the corner of Hyde Park.

It dates from the early 20th century and is an example of the "Federation" style of architecture, so named because it was popular at the time of Australian Federation (1901), when all the former colonies were federated as a single country. The architectural style, sometimes also called Edwardian, was a version of the Queen Anne style from England. It is an extremely popular style and Federation houses command high prices.


  1. Charming! Alexandria City constructs no bus shelters at all. Washington DC bus shelters are glass and serve mainly as a space where they can display large paid advertisements.

  2. cool. I love that old world charm.