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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Open House ........



~ Imperial Iconography ~


As part of  "History-Festival" -  last weekend was what is referred to as
"Open House Adelaide" -  when many of the city's normally inaccessible heritage buildings
 are thrown open to the general public




These pics are but a few of the famed stained glass windows which are located in the
 "Brookman Building" a heritage listed Federation Gothic icon which forms part of UniSA.

It was difficult to capture the windows in their entirety
because of stairways and other encumbrances
but I hope it gives you a general idea of the wealth of
rich colour and history they add to the House




I had the pleasure of speaking with a very elderly gentleman.. an old scholar
who was taking the opportunity to revisit old student haunts
It was an emotional day for him and very evident
 it brought back many happy memories.

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22 comments:

Sami said...

Beautiful windows! I´m glad the buildings get opened to the public once in a while,so they can get to admire such great work!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Such beautiful stained glass windows and I enjoyed seeing your photos.
It must have been emotional for the elderly gentleman returning after all those years.

Happy Thursday
Hugs
Carolyn

Pierre BOYER said...

Great...
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

Mark said...

Are they waratahs or roses?

Jim said...

Untold beauty. Amazing.

Dianne said...

Mark: I don't know what these flowers are supposed to represent ... they are used extensively through-out the lovely old lecture halls ... they look more like waratahs.

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent stained glasses and I LOVE the angle in your pictures, beautiful and creative compositions!
Léia

Joe said...

Wonderful clarity in these shots Dianne. I hope you took plenty of photos during Open House. The Melbourne version is at the end of July. I will be out camera in hand.

Arija said...

Even lovelier with meeting someone to whom these iconic windows also had a personal meaning. With all the obstacles, you did really well. I am so impressed by all the wonderful things you discover about our state.

Maggie said...

Love these images, especially the first one.
It must have been a very special day for the elderly gent that you chatted to.

biebkriebels said...

Such beautiful windows! Always nice to have a talk with an eldery who knows lots about it.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Beautiful images. The odd angles add to their interest.

darlin said...

Excellent shots Dianne, I especially love the second one, the angle is fantastic!

ladyfi said...

Oh wow - I adore stained glass windows and these are lovely.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Nice shots, very colorfuls, thank you for sharing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How fantastic to be able to go into otherwise unavailable buildings, I must find out if we have an 'Open House' here in Perth. The windows are just gorgeous Dianne, the last one in particular is stunning. some interesting old chaps depicted here.

Juliana said...

Вау! які красиві вітражі!
Просто неймовірна краса!
xoxo, Juliana

Riet said...

Those windows are beautiful and so clear. I love stained glass.Gorgeous

AL said...

The 'Open House' idea is great. We have it here in Brisbane every year and I always try to go to some of the buildings and sites. The windows are lovely, and certainly show the links with the 'Mother Country'. The colours are wonderful, and what a joy it must have been for that old scholar.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a great idea. Buildings like this are too wonderful to remain unseen by the public. Great photos!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous windows. Nice capture!

Eaton Bennett said...

Stunning shots, excellent POV and composition. :))

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