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Old Style Convenience - Turkish Baths, Wynstay Estate,- The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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This shot is of the old baths area Mr Wynne built the baths for his wife, the building is fitted with wonderful stained glass, and is now a museum.

The curious thing in this shot was the flashy old style loo, which was china and decorated like a porcelain wedgewood dinner plate lol

The Turkish Bath is an example of the Federation Free Classical style with an infusion of Italianate stylising. The bricks were made by Wynne. The building is in good condition and retains a substantial proportion of original fabric and integrity. Recent research indicates the Turkish Bath house was built (well) before 1890 for use by Richard Wynne’s wife Mary Anne, who had fallen into ill health and whose doctors had prescribed a course of Turkish baths. Mrs Wynne died in July 1889 of abdominal cancer (Previously it was assumed to have been built c1892). Surviving Turkish Bath Houses are extremely rare in Australia – Dunmore station in Western Victoria has one made of basalt, c1866 (Lewis, undated).


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Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews

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  • ninayak
    ninayakabout 5 years ago

    Amazing work Philip

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 5 years ago

    gosh I am sure glad I live now! that bath looks mighty uncomfortable ,,,,, I notice a man maintains these LOL [lid up]

  • lol must be a male ghost

    – Philip Johnson

  • GailD
    GailDabout 5 years ago

    Looks like a great place to photograph Phil. Love the work you have done.

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 5 years ago

    A likely story !!! . bit like my dog ate my homework ,…..

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 5 years ago


  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 5 years ago

    From another world, Fascinating.

  • kutayk
    kutaykalmost 4 years ago

    Hey Philip, I appreciate if you can add this one to our group too.
    Turkey and Turks around the World":

  • Jessica Snyder
    Jessica Snyderover 3 years ago

    Congrats from the Bathroom Group

  • Suzanne Newbury
    Suzanne Newburyabout 3 years ago


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