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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mechanics Institute Mornington


This building in Main Street, Mornington was originally the Mechanics Institute - opened in 1885.
It included a free library + large entertainment hall seating up to 300 people.
Since 1940 it has been used as council offices.
More details on this building and others in Main Street HERE.


shadow mural
etching shapes of today
on yesterdays



And on the "roof" of the doorway, an old philosopher's face quietly "watches"?
- for Song-Ography - James Taylor's Up On the Roof.


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Song-Ography


17 comments:

Vane M. said...

Encantadores os desenhos na parede...um abraço!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shadow shots for the day, Gemma! I love the face, the bare trees and the blue skies -- winter at its best!!

Ralph said...

This is a very classy building - when it was built, it was for important purposes and thus built in 1885 with permanence and strength. So it is just right for a city council to operate - the strength of the citizenry seems to be part of this solidly built structure...

Meghana Hassan said...

Amazing clicks...

Catherine said...

What a lovely lacy web of shadows....

Gerald (SK14) said...

the shadows fall very nicely

Rebecca said...

I guess a lot of wisdom can be gained from constantly studying the people below!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'd say that building facade is mottled with shadows!

Ecstatic Shadows

Saun said...

Nice shadows and your man watching over.

Kara said...

He looks so wise and all knowing and low-key up there.

Adrienne said...

Love figures like this on buildings that seem to be watching over us... reminding that we've got history -connection to so much and so many that came before us!

Jackie/Jake said...

Lovely!

Kathy McB said...

Fantastic shadows of the tree along the wall of the building. Love the contrast between the two. Thanks for joining in on Song-ography this week :)

Nicki said...

Very cool architecture.

Ida said...

Interesting building and the watcher must have seen countless people passing to and from over the years.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

He looks bery serious indeed! Like the shadow of the trees on the building!

edenhills said...

Beautiful architecture! I love that philosopher's face.

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