Thursday, 29 June 2006

The Shell Garage - Vanishing Icon Number 2 ?


In homage to Ham's London photo from a couple of days ago, I offer up this shell garage, in the front of the Catholic church presbytery in Homebush. Apparently it featured in a TV ad for a bank some years ago. In the front yard there is an equally gorgeously festooned fountain, with a madonna on top, which, apparently glows at night. It seems like a night time trip may be in order some time soon....

There's another picture of the garage, and one of the fountain here.

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant! there is clearly so much work put into building this. It is nice to see people not afraid to let their personality show in their gardens!

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  2. Fine ! Catholic presbytery using Man old money for decoration. What an expensive garage we have here !

    By the way, nice photos on your place ! Why don't you update your DP Links ?

    http://citybloglinks.jot.com/WikiHome

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  3. Enlarging the photo gives a real look at all the work involved in this structure. The large shells across the top are amazingly preserved.

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  4. I put up another picture and one of the fountain here.

    http://sydneydailyphotoextra.blogspot.com/2006/06/shell-decorations.html

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  5. Hey, I like it! Can you imagine how the idea came about...just suppose...

    In a conference with the architect... Little Jane tugging at daddy's sleeve, back from the seaside with a bucket of shells.... "can I stick my shells on it, daddy, can I? Can I?, pleeeeeeese?"

    It's a thought

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