Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Governor General's residence

Government House- side view-Botanic Gardens
It was a beautiful day to be in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney on Sunday.  This is the official residence of the Governor General, Dame Marie Bashir, who was home the day we were there.  There was plenty of security about, ensuring we were no threat with our pointy paintbrushes and pencils.
My sketch is of the eastern side of this glorious building.  Goverment House was built between 1837 and 1843 and is a Gothic revival style.  It is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens, south of the Opera House and overlooks the harbour.  The building is used for a wide range of ceremonies, receptions and cultural and community events.  When Sydneysiders turn 100 years, they are invited to go to this building and are presented an award by the GG.  I will look forward to that!

eastern side of building

front of Goverment House

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