Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Corners


Standing on the Corner

I love photographing buildings and I’ve been taking pictures in the city of Hobart for 15 years now. We have a lot of interesting old buildings and I wanted to be sure to record them all before something happened to them so my corners are street corners. Buildings located on street corners are often an interesting shape too.

This building used to be Hobart’s first automatic telephone exchange.  About ten  or twelve years ago it was converted to an apartment hotel. It stands on the corner of Davey Street and Sandy Bay Road. I go past it on the bus every time I go home from Hobart.

Formerly belonging to the power authority but now an apartment hotel this building stands on the corner of Davey St and Sandy Bay Road, Hobart. Built 1926.

Another interesting old building on the corner of Macquarie and  Murray Streets is this one. Why do I take so many pictures on Murray Street? Well apart from the fact that there are some really cool buildings there I spend a lot of time there waiting for buses.

Another old building on the corner of Murray and Macquarie Streets
Corner of Murray & Macquarie Streets Hobart.

We are lucky in Hobart to have some great examples of art deco buildings. These next one belongs to Hobart City Council but was once the headquarters of the Hydro Electric Commission. The following one is used as government admin offices but there is a plan to turn it into a luxury hotel. I am particularly glad to have got a nice photo of it because the plan includes building a three storey addition on top of it that basically looks like a glass brick. I hate when they do that.

Former Hydro Electric Commission HQ. Built 1938-40. Now Hobart City Council offices. Corner Elizabeth and Davey Streets.

 

Office building, corner of Murray and Davey Streets.

And finally a pub which claims to be the oldest pub in Australia built around 1807. Another hotel in Tasmania disputes this as the Hope and Anchor has not continuously operated as a pub for all that time.

Hope and Anchor Tavern circa 1807. Corner of Macqurie and Market Place

 

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

6 thoughts on “Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Corners”

  1. If it wasn’t for the ugly new SUVs and modern day vehicles these photos would look like they were taken during the 1930s or something. Great shots. I hope I can some up with something as good.

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    1. I tried to crop out the traffic as much as possible but would have spoiled the shape of the buildings to take out the whole road. We should go early in the morning some time when there is no traffic.

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