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Friday, May 25, 2012

Lismore's Beautiful Clock Tower


Lismore's old Post and Telegraph Office has a very beautiful and unusual clock and bell tower. Built in 1899 the NSW Heritage Register describes, "the most elegant feature of the building is the ornate Muntz metal clock tower with buttresses extending from the corners. It is crowned with an unusual filigree cast metal cupola with a finial and wind vane at its top."
Sadly the Post Office moved on in 1992 to a very non-descript building around the corner.

10 comments:

  1. It sure is different with that filigree cover!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. A great post of this Clock tower. Lovely to this!

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  3. The clock tower itself seems to follow medieval designs - with a twist! But the filigree round the bell tower is unique! Strange that these designs are unique in themselves yet seem to be separate dimensions of the building! Somehow they seem to have been created separately and not part of the whole building style! (Hope that makes sense!)

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  4. The section over the clock seems to be made of the most delicate lace on blue satin.

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  5. Clear blue skies ... a perfect foil for that wonderful old clock tower. The intricate ironwork on the bell-cage is quite beautiful.

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  6. It certainly is beautiful. What a wonderful piece of architecture.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  7. Beautiful. The bell cover looks like lace against the blue sky.

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  8. The filigree dome is certainly unusual.

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  9. What wonderful architecture Mark especially well displayed against the blue skies.

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  10. Nice picture, the structure is good for land marks.

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