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This is the former Catholic Seminary on the St Patrick's Estate at Manly, nicknamed "The Cardinal's Palace". It was built in 1885 and designed by Hennessey & Sheerin. It's no longer used as a seminary and is now occupied by the International School of Management.

We could see the Cardinal's Palace from our house in Curl Curl, which was about 10 kilometres away. My grandfather used to get out his binoculars and say, "Quick, have a look, you can see all the priests chasing the nuns on the front lawn!"

Manly was named by Governor Phillip in 1788 when he first saw the aboriginal inhabitants, the people of the Ku-Ring-Gai Clan. Unique for the time in which he lived, Governor Phillip adopted a very progressive relationship with the aboriginal people, ordering that anyone who harmed an aboriginal person would be hanged. It is a shame that successive Australian leaders did not follow his ideas.

The Cardinal's Palace is lit by huge tungsten floodlights which were located not far behind me. So I've changed the White Balance. In my Workshop, you can see the original tones.

POST SCRIPT: Perhaps movie buffs will recognise this building as being Jay Gatsby's mansion in the latest film The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo Di Caprio

Canon 5D
f/16
25 seconds
ISO 50
17mm
Tripod and cable release
Pattern metering
White Balance: tungsten

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