Thursday, 27 November 2008

Sydney Hospital

Sydney Hospital is a complex of buildings on the site of the central wing of Governor Macquarie's Rum Hospital. three sandstone buildings and two gatehouses along Macquarie Street emerged from an architectural competition held in 1880 and won by Thomas Tower.
The Chapel of St Luke, part of the main building, was designed in an Arts and Crafts style and contains many of its original fittings such as stained glass windows and a tiled mural of the Goof Shepherd (F Tarrant, 1913) behind the altar.

8 comments:

Julie said...

This was the first Open House that we visited and we saw just what you have described here. However, the brochure indicated that we were going to see over another building across the courtyard, too. But that never did eventuate. This is a lovely site and the way I always pass through on my way to the AG. I love the coffee shop in the middle of the square.

Ann said...

Julie, apparently there was a mix up with the Florence Nightingale wing. It was supposed to be open but nobody told them, or something like that. However, one of the volunteers sais that theFlorence Nightingale Wing is open every Tuesday, not sure what times but certainly around lunchtime.

Ann said...

One of the volunteers said. Wish there was an edit button.

Julie said...

*grin*

This Tuesday coming at lunchtime I am going down to Customs House Library with my daughter to hear Helen Garner read from The Spare Room.

Sally said...

Been looking through all your Sydney Open shots. Definitely hope to get there next year!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've been enjoying the old buildings.

Dina said...

Ann, did you say a mural of the Goof Shepherd?! Was that a Freudian slip? LOL Good one.

Ann said...

Oops, Dina, looks like I did. Think I'll leave it there.