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Luxembourg Palace - PARIS-2018-58 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Jardin du Luxembourg, also known in English as the Luxembourg Gardens, is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was created in the beginning of 1612 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace.

The garden today is owned by the French Senate, which meets in the Palace. It covers 23 hectares and is known for its lawns, tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, model sailboats on its circular basin, and picturesque Medici Fountain, built in 1620.

Wikipedia - Jardin du Luxembourg - Wikipedia
 

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Manninc's Bld'cs - Dated Buildings and Cornerstones - {W01} by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking - A scavenger hunt for unique and interesting locations in the world

Besides the very unusual name, I cannot find any information on this building. It does not appear to be heritage listed despite being built in 1092 according to the building date.

I guess it will remain a mystery.
 

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Palais Garnier - Gomery Harmony - PARIS-2018-66 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. Today is well known as the home of the Academe Nationale De Musique.

This image captures one small part of the Palais Garnier’s facade, Charles Gumery’s gilded figural, L’Harmonie (Harmony), two of the klagmann (comic and tragic antique masks) and below them, gilded galvanoplastic bronze busts of Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Daniel François Esprit Auber and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Basilica of St Patrick - Fremantle , Western Australia - Roman Catholic Churches - 2018-01
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The St Patrick’s Fremantle was established around 1850, the third Catholic Community in Western Australia after St Mary’s Cathedral Parish Perth and the Benedictine community of New Norcia. Till 1894 the parish was served mainly by Diocesan Priests with the exception of the 1850s when it was served by a number of Benedictines who each came for a short time.

Since 1894 the parish has been entrusted to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It was their first foundation in Australia and they have now been responsible for its pastoral care for 102 years. - Source: St Patrick's Basilica Fremantle

It does not appear to be a heritage listed building which is curious.

[1] Basilica of St Patrick - Fremantle , Western Australia - Roman Catholic Churches on Waymarking.com
 

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Hampton Court Palace - Richmond upon Thames - UK2016-112 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

We visited Hampton Court Place grounds when we went to the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (Flower Show).

A little about the Palace. Building of the palace began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the cardinal gave the palace to the King to check his disgrace; Henry VIII later enlarged it. Along with St James's Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII.
 

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Electricity Substation, Fremantle (fmr) - (1933) - Dated Buildings and Cornerstones - {001} by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking.

The Western Australian Heritage Council state listing of the building describes it thus:

"The electricity substation (1933) comprises a double volume brick Electricity Substation (1933) in the Inter-War Functionalist style, and [an] outbuilding with adjoining Workshop (fmr) (1939) has cultural heritage significance for the following reasons;

- the place is associated with the story of the provision of power in Western Australia, having been originally constructed for the ‘Fremantle Municipal Tramways and Electric Lighting Board’ and subsequently taken over as a Substation by the State Energy Commission in 1952;
- the main Substation building is a fine example of a substantial industrial building constructed in the 1930s in the Inter-War Functionalist style, which demonstrates the characteristics of 1930s industrial architecture being both practical, functional and aesthetically pleasing;
- the place is valued by the local and wider community following its adaptation to an Energy Museum and an Energy Education Centre, which operated from 1989 until 2009, continuing the buildings long association with the story of the provision of power; and the place played an important part in the development of the Port City of Fremantle in that it enabled the expansion of the tramway system, and later the subsequent increase in demand for electricity."

An interesting reading of the tramways in early Fremantle times can be found on Fremantle Stuff .
 

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Law Offices (fmr) - Australian Heritage Sites
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

“York House, a two storey Federation (c1890-c1915) with Victorian Regency style influences rendered masonry office building, has aesthetic, historic, representative, social and rarity cultural heritage significance for the following reasons: The place contributes strongly to the physical character of the Albany town centre, located near a prominent intersection and displays some fine aesthetic qualities typical of the Victorian Regency style; The place is an important component of the Stirling Terrace landscape and a goldrush example of commercial development in Albany; The place is closely associated with the commercial life of Albany and surrounding farm districts and; The place is a substantial goldrush building which contributes to the community's sense of place, having occupied its prominent corner site since 1894.” - The State Heritage Council of WA

York House is in fact 133-135 York Street, Albany but I have only photographed 135 York Street.

Also what is interesting is the Google Street view from 2015 shows a verandah over the pavement and semi-enclosed outside dining area. All now gone.
 

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Sail and Anchor [fmr Freemasons Hotel] - Australian Heritage Sites {04} by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

This photograph continues my social history project documenting both the mundane and the interesting in the City of Fremantle and surrounding areas through the medium of Waymarking.

The Freemason's Hotel, now known as the Sail and Anchor, is a two storey building constructed in 1901-03 to provide increased hotel facilities in the Fremantle area. It was built for Nicholas Paterson and Anthony Cornish at 64 South Terrace (corner of Henderson Street) and replaced the hotel originally constructed on the site in 1854, the establishment of which is commemorated by the date on the pediment of the building. (The Hotel's change of name did not occur until 1984, when there was a change of ownership and extensive restoration work carried out.)

The Sail and Anchor Hotel (1901-03) is closely associated with the rapid economic development surrounding the gold boom at the turn of the century, when buildings in both Perth and Fremantle were redeveloped or rebuilt to meet the requirements of a burgeoning population. The Sail and Anchor Hotel is a fine representative example of Federation Filigree style common in the Australian pub tradition of the turn of the century .

Having received two architectural design awards in 1985, the Sail and Anchor Hotel is highly valued by the community as a recognisable heritage asset, the restoration of which is associated with the regeneration of Fremantle in the 1980s and specifically the defence of the America's Cup in 1987.
 

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Ferme de Prémajoux - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D2-15 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Ferme de Prémajoux is a farm house that gets a brief mention in Alan Castle's guidebook, Trekking the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail so I felt it warranted a photograph. It is actually, in my view a good example of very functional provincial French architecture from what we saw on our stroll of the French countryside.

Day 2 of 12 - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille to Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

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