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Parramatta Road Icon by Juilee  Pryor

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This beautiful old building is located on Parramatta Road very close to Sydney Uni and Broadway. I love the graceful lines of the structure and am grateful that when it was done up and converted into luxury apartments that the exterior of the building was left untouched. The harsh lines of the windows cutting into the old signwriting make this a real visual treat and an icon on the way into to town. Taken with infrared film using a very low rent battered old analouge camera while standing on a dustbin in the servo over the other side of Parramatta road. Hope you like my building.

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analogue, architecture, black and white, building, clouds, elegant, icon, infrared film, juilee_pryor, sydney

Comments

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsalmost 7 years ago

    This is fantastic

  • Vansk
    Vanskalmost 7 years ago

    dark and gritty – luv these windows and the writing in between them…

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Jeff and Vansk. I glad at least a couple of people like this one. I think it a really modernist image myself but I could be baised.:)

  • Michael Lane
    Michael Lanealmost 7 years ago

    Nice shot. Great contrast and composition

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggiealmost 7 years ago

    Thanks for this great nostalgia (even though it’s still there). Makes me think of sitting in the back of my parents’ vw, in the fifties and coming back into Sydney, after long trips, and half-asleep looking up at the familiar buildings. Particularly the Chesty Bond advertisement. The His Masters Voice advertising board and wasn’t there one for tea?
    I like your building.

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Ozcloggie, I’m glad you relate to it. I love this building and I’m so glad they didn’t just paint over all the old signs. :)

  • sally williams
    sally williamsover 6 years ago

    Great shot, Juilee

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    thanks maverick this is one of my personal favorites actually. but it really has been a quiet performer. not particually popular. not to worry. I like it and you like it and all the above do too and thats what counts.

  • Mark Hayward
    Mark Haywardover 6 years ago

    great industrial typography on this bulding. love it.

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    this is a simply fantastic building no matter how its rendered. saving the original signage was a master stroke when they redeveoped the building a few years back,

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