I went to Newcastle with friends this weekend. Newcastle is a city about two and a half hours north of Sydney. It is a beautiful place with plenty of heritage buildings and beautiful beaches and coastline.
The 1892 building above was built by one of the best architects of the 19 th century, German born Fredrick Menkens. Baroque in style and built to be superior office accommodation and for wine auctions. Menkens's own offices were in this building for many years. We were invited to have a look inside when we were there and it was beautifully restored. It is now a wedding venue and wine bar.