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FEATURED in Tables and Chairs 01-11-2010

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 17mm, ISO: 200, Aperture: f4, Shutter: 1/6

Taken at Werribee Park Manison, Victoria. The mansion was built by pastoralists Andrew Chirnside and Thomas Chirnside between 1874 and 1877 in the Italianate style. Its residential and working buildings supported a large farm workforce. The rooms open to the public include the billardroom, the main bedrooms, the reception rooms and part of the kitchen. When Thomas Chirnside committed suicide, some of the property was passed on to George Chirnside, thus building the Manor in the 1890s. From 1923 to 1973, the Mansion was a Catholic seminary, Corpus Christi College. The wings which are now the Mansion Hotel were added during that period. The Library, like the Billiard Room, was considered to be a male retreat, a place for gentelmen of the house. The colours in this room are much darker than those of the Drawing Room, which was considered to be a female domain. In contrast to the white marble fireplace in the drawing Room, this fireplace is made of black marble, giving the room a masculine feeling. The statues on the mantlepiece reflect Thomas and Adrews’ love of hunting. The gasolier light fitting, the coal box and the carpet are original to the Mansion. The Victorian Government acquired Werribee Park from the Catholic Church in 1973 and commenced work to progressively restore the Mansion and remaining 400 hectares of land to its former glory. Now proudly managed by Parks Victoria, the park offers visitors a rich array of history, culture and stories to explore.

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werribee mansion, werribee park mansion, werribee, victoria, interiors

Photography been a longtime hobby that has now become an obsessive passion. I am fairly eclectic in my choice of subjects, and try to see beauty in most things. Thank you for dropping by my site and I welcome any feedback and tips.

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  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous image with superb lighting, Christine!!

  • Thanks Phil. Your comments are always much appreciated.

    – Christine Smith

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thanks Bob.

    – Christine Smith

  • clydeessex
    clydeessexalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Clyde.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 4 years ago

    Great scene and love that light cluster

  • Thank you so much.

    – Christine Smith

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 3 years ago

    Awesome!

  • Thank you.

    – Christine Smith

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

    Would you please be so kind and add this beautiful capture to my group Tables and Chairs

  • Thank you for the suggestion Sandra. I have just had a look at the group and I would be delighted to take up your suggestion.

    – Christine Smith

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 3 years ago

  • Wow!! Another feature in Tables and Chairs. That’s made my day and thank you so much.

    – Christine Smith

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • Thank you.

    – Christine Smith

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