Sunday, 25 June 2006

Wrought iron and sandstone

In Sydney there are many buildings where there is a marriage between two building materials which I think go so well together - wrought iron and sandstone.

Here is a magnificent example at the front of the Great Synagogue in Elizabeth Street. The foundation stone for this synagogue was laid in 1875, and it was consecrated on 4 March, 1878. Regular Jewish services had begun in Sydney in the 1820s, and there were about 16 Jews amongst the 751 convicts in the First Fleet.

You can read more about the Great Synagogue here.

There are a couple more photos of the Great Synagogue here, at Sydney Daily Photo Extra.

1 comment:

  1. Great combination and the iron work is beautiful.