Photographer's Note

This is the Bank of New South Wales building on George Street, Sydney. The site was originally occupied by the Imperial Regiment as a military barracks until 1847. The Bank of New South Wales was established in 1817 and from 1850 the Bank occupied this site. Building was commenced in stages as further blocks of land were added to the site, although was hampered by intervening wars. This area rapidly became the central commercial district of Sydney. The architects were Robertson & Marks, one of the oldest architect firms still in business. The builders were Howie Moffat & Co. which originated in Glasgow. This firm were responsible for many of Sydney's classic buildings such as the Art Gallery (see my previous photo "Art Barn"), the Mitchell Library and the fortifications at Middle and South Heads. The Bank of New South Wales eventually morphed into the Westpac Bank which in the 1980s sold this beautiful building to overseas interests. It is still leased and used by the Bank, however the lease expsires in 2013.

Canon 5D
1/15 sec
ISO 1000
Hand held

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Additional Photos by Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5632 W: 351 N: 12448] (60326)
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