Sunday, 30 December 2007

Jacarandas, Sydney Town Hall

In November I showed a row of jacarandas in full bloom. Keen-eyed observers of yesterday's photo of the Town Hall may have noticed that the trees out the front are jacarandas in full leaf. Here's a close-up of part of the building with one of the trees.

Sydney Town Hall is very "hotel de ville" French, and it does indeed have Italianate, and Second Empire French beaux arts influences. There's some history of it to be read here.


  1. It's quite lovely isn't it Sally? Hope you're enjoying the cricket from your couch when you're not reading in bookstores. Are you taking holidays or do you have to go back to work?

  2. Hi Sally, thanks for your wishes at Blogtrotter
    Loved to see the jacarandas in full bloom; sadly that it's so ephemeral... Also loved to see the Town Hall and the Opera once again!
    Wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2008!

  3. Very lovely architecture, emphasized by the modern building in the background of the photograph.

  4. Hi Sally This looks all very summer-ly to me , we (Holland) have no sun here but through you blog I have , Thnaks for that!

    I wish You a Happy and Creative 2008, Look at my Happy fireworks and wishes. See my blog:)(c) JoAnn

  5. Love this photo, Sally. Such a beautiful building and with the beauty of the tree.