Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Balmain Watch House


I met fellow sketchers from Sketch Club on Sunday in Balmain.  This  building, called the Balmain Watch House, is the oldest police lockup in Sydney and was built in 1854.  The building was only one storey originally and I suppose that explains the two colours of stone.  It was designed by the colonial architect Edmund Thomas Blackett in the traditional Georgian style.  The jacaranda trees are flowering right now and that is what is in the foreground.  The bike belonged to one of the sketchers.  
The sketch below is a view of further down Darling St in Balmain.


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