Monthly Archives: February 2018

street corners

I have a few different ways I can walk to work and I like to mix it up so I can find different things to catch my eye.

On Wednesday I was walking down Collins Street and I looked up Murray Street as I was waiting for the lights to change to cross the road. It occurred to me that this street corner would only look like this right then. I was inspired to get out my phone and take a picture looking up the street to capture the moment.

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Murray & Collins Street | Wednesday 21 February 2018 | 8.48 am

I laughed a bit because people on the other side of the road turned and looked up the street to see what had got my attention . . . and nothing had. I had taken a picture for no reason other than that this was what this corner looked like at 8.48 am on Wednesday 21 February 2018 (bird flying overhead included, not cloned out like I thought I’d do when I thought it was a speck, because it was there too).

I’m going to keep doing this. Taking photos of the most normal everyday scenes with no aim in mind other than to capture what this moment was like.

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Elizabeth and Macquarie Streets | Friday 23 February 2018 | 11.29 am

You can see more of my street corners project here.


Supreme Court

Supreme Court of Tasmania, 11-15 Salamanca Place, Hobart.
Design architect: Peter Partridge.
Constructed: 1973-1975 and 1977-1980.

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Supreme Court of Tasmania | 4 February 2018

I love the Supreme Court complex. It was constructed in the 1970s to bring together the operations of the Criminal Courts (previously in Campbell Street) and the Civil Courts (previously in Macquarie Street). In 2010 it was awarded the Australian Institute of Architecture’s 25-Year Enduring Architecture Award and cited as “an exemplary, enduring piece of public architecture that makes a poised contribution to the city of Hobart”.

Among the design principles used in this project were to let St David’s Park flow through the site so people could pass through the complex, and to be a showpiece for local materials and craftspeople. I love to wander through this site. There are lots of interesting angles to look at and photograph.

You can see more of my 20th century architecture project here.



Morning walk

This morning I wandered around Hobart CBD looking up. And down. And around. I got so engrossed in what I was seeing and photographing that I forgot the reason I went there in the first place.

That will have to wait for another day and another post.

When I got home I played around with a few of my photos on my phone to see what they might look like if I processed them properly.

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NAB House, 86 Collins Street, Hobart | 4 February 2018

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Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street | 4 February 2018

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Jaffa, 39 Murray Street, Hobart | 4 February 2018

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Hobart GPO, 9 Elizabeth Street | 4 February 2018

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Corner of Davey and Murray Streets, Hobart | 4 February 2018

You can see more of my 20th century architecture project here.