Structure : Treasury Building (Treasury Casino )

Structure (Post#27) : Treasury Building (Treasury Casino)

Photos of the day are all about Treasury Building. Currently it is one of the building occupied by Treasury Casino and formerly known as Treasury Building or New Public Offices. This building was not included in Brisbane Open House event, but the second building that Treasury Casino occupied and called as Land Administration Building was participating. Even though the said building was not part of Open House event, I cannot stop myself in taking photos of the Italian Renaissance style building which built from 1886 to 1928. During its early years, it served as a symbol of self-government and as a focus for celebratory and patriotic displays.  These photos captured during my visit in the city while checking other buildings participating in Brisbane Open House Event Tour last October 2013.

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From the corner of Queens Street and William Street

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From Queens Street

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From Queens Garden

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Photo : Treasury Building (now Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane)
Location : 130 William St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take any translink train and get off at Central Station. Exit at Ann Street.
2. Turn right and walked along Ann Street, turn left at George Street and walked until reaching Queen Street.
Official Website : Treasury Casino

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Structure : Brisbane City Hall – “People’s Place”

Structure (Post#26) : Brisbane City Hall

Photos of the day are all about Brisbane City Hall. I was able to see this structure twice while walking around Central Business District of the city. I can say that I will not be the only one who will admire such splendid building that significantly show its structural characteristics. During Brisbane Open House event, I was only able to see this magnificent building outside. I thought that I  still have time to visit it but unfortunately, I was adrift with other buildings participating in the event.  The building was built within 10 years from 1920 to 1930. It is the second largest construction at that time next to Sydney Harbour Bridge. The building is a fine example of a classical revival civic with modern steel reinforced concrete column and beam structure. It was repaired, restored, and upgraded from 2010 to 2013. Currently it housed the Council Chambers and Museum of Brisbane. The building has major roles in the community in times of war, peace and celebration which earned it to be “People’s Place”. These photos are part of Brisbane Open House Event Tour last October 2013.

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Brisbane City Hall with its Clock Tower

Notes : 
Photo : Brisbane City Hall, city hall, classical revival civic building
Location : 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take any translink train and get off at Central Station. Exit at Ann Street.
2. Turn right and walked along Ann Street, turn left at Albert Street
Official Website : Brisbane City Hall

Structure : Osaka Shochikuza Theatre

Structure (Post#25) : Osaka Shochikuza Theatre

Photos of the day are all about Osaka Shochikuza Theatre. During the visit in Dotonbori, I wanted to watch a Kabuki, a classical Japanese dance drama but unfortunately the available shows scheduled at the time of the visit does not have English audio available, I decided not to push because I wanted to understand the show even by just listening to audio translation to be able to relate what’s happening in the drama. Dotonbori is called as Japanese Broadway because it is the place where lots of theaters were born to show kabuki and other entertainment performances. Osaka Shochikuza were built in 1923 and is the first western style theater in Kansai region. A neo-renaissance style architecture characterized by a large arch on the front, designed by Obayashi team Kimura Tokusaburo. These photos are part of Osaka Tour last May 2017.

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Photo : Dotonbori, Osaka Shochikuza Theatre
Location : 1-chōme-9-19 Dōtonbori, Chūō-ku, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. For trains, there are four Namba Stations where different train lines stops near Namba Hatch.
a. Take Yamatoji Line for JR Namba Station or
b. Take Hanshin-Namba or Kintetsu Limited Express or Kintetsu-Nara Line for Osaka-Namba Station or
c. Take Modosuji Line or Sen-Nichimae Line or Yotsubashi Line (all subway lines) for Namba Station or
d. Take Nankai Line or Nankai-Koya Line or Nankain Limited Express for Namba Station
2. From different station, follow the walking path towards Dotonbori
3. For official access link, please refer here.
Official Website : Osaka Shochikuza TheatreDotonbori

Structure : Namba Hatch – Largest Music Club in Japan

Structure (Post#24) : Namba Hatch – Largest Music Club in Japan

Photos of the day are all about Namba Hatch which is the Largest Music Club in Japan. It is located in Minatomachi River Place and has 1500 standing people as its capacity caters different kinds of music enjoyed by music lovers. What I like about the building is its unique architectural design outside, I bet it is interesting to see its interior design of the hall. Another aspect that fascinated me, was the areas of Namba Hatch where restaurants surrounded the place. These photos are part of Osaka Tour last May 2017.

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Notes : 
Photo : Music Club Hall, Namba Hatch
Location : Japan, 〒556-0017 Osaka, Naniwa-ku, Minatomachi, 1-chōme−3−1 湊町リバープレイス
Directions / Transportation :
1. For trains, there are four Namba Stations where different train lines stops near Namba Hatch.
a. Take Yamatoji Line for JR Namba Station or
b. Take Hanshin-Namba or Kintetsu Limited Express or Kintetsu-Nara Line for Osaka-Namba Station or
c. Take Modosuji Line or Sen-Nichimae Line or Yotsubashi Line (all subway lines) for Namba Station or
d. Take Nankai Line or Nankai-Koya Line or Nankain Limited Express for Namba Station
2. From different station, follow the walking path towards Namba Hatch
3. For official access link (though its japanese language, the text can be translated to English but the images are not), please refer here.
Official Website : Namba Hatch

 

Structure : National Australia Bank

Structure (Post#23) : National Australia Bank

Photos of the day are all about National Australia Bank, another heritage building exist along Queen Street. It was a former Queensland National Bank head office built in 1885. The building symbolizes the close relationship of Queensland Bank and Queensland Government. It was designed by Architect FDG Stanley in Classical Revival Style. The Giant order columns of Oamaru (New Zealand) limestone dominates the Queen and Creek Street. These photos are part of Brisbane Open House Event Tour last October 2013.

The building has a distinct Palladian influence with careful classical detailing and giant order columns. It is built on a corner, and the two facades are dominated by bays of Corinthian columns which rise through the upper two storeys. This portion of the Queen Street facade protrudes in the form of a porch while the similar colonnade on Creek Street is recessed.

— Wikipedia

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Photo : National Australia Bank, NAB Branch
Location : 308-322 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take any translink train and get off at Central Station. Exit at Ann Street
a. Turn right along Ann Street, next turn left at Edward Street, then turn left at Queen Street or
b. Turn left along Ann Street, next turn right at Creek Street, then turn right at Queen Street
Official Website : None

Structure : Taipei City Gate – The North Gate (Chengenmen)

Structure (Post#22) : Taipei City Gate – The North Gate (Chengenmen)

Photos of the day are all about The North Gate or Chengenmen. The name of “Chengen” means “to inherit the grace of the heavens”. In all five historic gates of the old Taipei City Wall, The North Gate is the only one that still intact from its original Qing Dynasty architectural style while other gates were renovated into Chinese palace style. Historically, North Gate was important gateway during its old days but even that was the case, it was still planned for demolition but because of the scholars petition, it was decided to preserve. It was amazing to know that previously there was elevated highway beside it which removed to showcase how important cultural heritage The North Gate is. Currently, it is the most valuable state-designated historic sites in Taipei. These photos are part of Second Taipei Tour last August 2017.

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Notes :
Photo : The North Gate, Cheng’enmen, Taipei City Gate North Gate,
Location : Section 1, Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Directions / Transportation :
From Taipei Main Station, get off at South Exit/Entrance of the train, then turn right and walk beside the Zhongxiao West Road and the gate can immediately be seen along the road.
Website : Beimen Memorial Park / North Gate

Structure : Yasaka Jinja (Shrine) – Over A Millennium Year Old Building

Structure (Post#21) : Yasaka Jinja (Shrine) – Over A Millennium Year Old Building

Photos of the day are all about Yasaka Jinja or Yasaka Shrine – a Shinto Shrine. One thing that is amazing to learn about the building of this shrine is that, it stands more than a thousand years. I wondered what kind of wooden building able to stand for more than a millennium years of its life. Well, in Japan, if it’s not because of natural calamities (earthquake, typhoon or volcanic eruption) or man-made calamities (such as atomic bomb), there are lots of old buildings still standing today, which truly admiring because of Japanese technology used to maintain to most of its heritage buildings. I remembered the Mieido Hall in Chionin Temple wherein the whole building is covered by another metal building just to renovate it, a very considerate care and protection in which they considered national treasure of their country. These photos are part of First Kyoto Tour last September 2015.

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Notes :
Photo : Yasaka Jinka, Yasaka Shrine, Shinto Shrine, Religious Site, Shrine
Location : 625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0073, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take Raku Bus #100 from Kyoto Station that goes to Higashiyama Area, then get off at Gion Bus Stop or
2. Take bus #12, 46, 201, 202, 203 or 206
3. Visit the official access link to reach the shrine here.
Official Website : Yasaka Shrine

Structure : York Courthouse Complex

Structure (Post#20) : York Courthouse Complex

Photos of the day are all about York Courthouse Complex. In 1852, the site has a building used to have police station and a cell block, then in 1859 the police station building extended to the right, while courthouse was added to the left. From then until 1890s the building constantly being modified. In 1895, the police station demolished and the new two-storey courthouse was built. Within the complex, the new police station built in 1908 and used the building until 1981. This courthouse host many cases, some dangerous, some harmless and often bizarre. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : heritage building, York Courthouse Complex
Location : 132 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Esperance or Albany and get off at Joaquina St in York Town
3. Take train from Perth Station to Midland Station, then exchange train from Midland Station to Joaquina St Station in  York.
Official Website : None

Structure : York Post Office – Oldest Surviving Post & Telegraph Building in Western Australia

Structure (Post#19) : York Post Office

Photos of the day are all about York Post Office. This building’s foundation has been laid in 1893 by the first Premier of Western Australia – John Forrest. The first post office was built in 1866 but its original building didn’t last that long but still made York Post Office to have the long period of unbroken postal service. The original building has been replaced by this building which used stones and bricks that was not familiar at that time. One of the newspaper (Eastern Districts Chronicle – newspaper company leased the Settlers House & York heritage building) made a laughing-stock news about its design. At the front of the Post Office can be found the two early style red phone boxes and an original mail box. And on the roof ridge behind the clock, the weather vane that was reputed to have been salvaged from a demolished local flour mill built in 1849 by Solomon Cook (shipwright, blacksmith and engineer from USA lived in York and became Australian). These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : heritage building, York Post Office
Location : 134 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Esperance or Albany and get off at Joaquina St in York Town
3. Take train from Perth Station to Midland Station, then exchange train from Midland Station to Joaquina St Station in  York.
Official Website : None

Structure : York Town Hall

Structure (Post#18) : York Town Hall

Photos of the day are all about York Town Hall. During the walk along Avon Terrace, no one will miss this building with Federation Free Classical style as it is located in the corner of Avon Terrace and Juaquina Street, the other side of the corner is Imperial Hotel. Historically, it was a former Mechanics Institute and converted to a Town Hall in 1911. The heritage structure considered to be the most impressive building in York. York Visitor Centre can be found inside this magnificent structure and I had a chance to be inside of the building when I was trying to look for visitors information about the old town. These photos are part of Wheatbelt Region Tour October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : heritage building, hotel, York Town Hall (York, WA)
Location : 81 Avon Terrace, York WA 6302, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth or
2. Take bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Esperance or Albany and get off at Joaquina St in York Town
3. Take train from Perth Station to Midland Station, then exchange train from Midland Station to Joaquina St Station in  York.
Official Website : York Town Hall

Structure : The Perth Mint

Structure (Post#17) : The Perth Mint

Photos of the day are all about Perth Mint. It is the oldest operating mint in Australia and the only remaining gold rush mint since Sydney Mint and Melbourne Mint were both closed. And to recognized the architectural work of this building, it is one of the first building entered on the State’s heritage register. These photos are part of Perth and Surround October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Heritage Building, Mint
Location : 310 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia
Transportation : Perth CAT
Official Website : Perth Mint

Structure : Center for Civil and Human Rights

Structure (Post#16) : Center for Civil and Human Rights

Without knowing or seeing the name of the building, from a distance I admired this modern building that truly symbolizes how the city gives importance of the most important innate and universal rights of human race.  These photos are part of Center for Civil and Human Rights Visit Photo Collection November 2015.

The design of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is driven by the concept of creating a Space for Action. The design is inspired by great urban spaces from around the world that are synonymous with historic civil and human rights events: the National Mall in Washington, Tiananmen Square in Beijing and Tahrir Square in Cairo.

By Architects of Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Structure : World of Coca-Cola

Structure (Post#15) : World of Coca-Cola

Seeing these photos of World of Coca-Cola from a distance, which I visited almost two years ago reminded me how great the museum was. The museum has modern style concept which for me a fantastic architectural design. These photos are part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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Structure : “Fabulous Fox” Theatre (Atlanta)

Structure (Post#14) : “Fabulous Fox” Theatre (Atlanta)

One of the branches of Fox Theatre is in Atlanta and they call it as “Fabulous Fox”. And I had a chance to find out why it was called Fabulous Fox when I got a chance to watch a dance musical show in this theatre while I was at Atlanta. Fox Theatre is a historical former movie palace which opened in 1929 with Moorish style and has been listed as National Historic Landmark in USA. These photos are part of Atlanta Walks Photo Collection November 2015.

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Structure : Longshan Temple – Taiwan’s Famous Old Temple

Structure (Post#13) : Longshan Temple – Taiwan’s Famous Old Temple

Longshan Temple is visible in my tourist map that I was holding on while walking in Ximending. Not realizing how famous the temple, I decided to visit the structure after finishing my walk in Ximending. When I reached the temple, just discovered the crowd that visits the temple, proven that its famous to Buddhist alike. These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel Adventure Photo Collection January 2017.

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Structure : Queenstown Post Office

Structure (Post#12) : Queenstown Post Office

We just passed by the small town named Queenstown which was once the world’s richest mining town. One of my souvenir photo while we were here for few minutes was a snapshot of its historical post office which opened in 1896. The photo is part of Tasmania Adventure Photo Collection June 2013.

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Structure : Australian War Memorial

Structure (Post#11) : Australian War Memorial

During my visit in Canberra, one of the significant structure to enjoy in this planned city is the Australian War Memorial. For me, I can say that is the center of all shrine of remembrance or war memorial across the country. A magnificent structure made to honor who died for the peace that the country enjoys. This photo is part of Canberra Day Tour June 2013 Collection.

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Structure : Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

Structure (Post#10) : Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

The building itself survive over a century and has been part of colourful history of Melbourne Hospital now The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. Supposed to be for demolition but because of women’s organization, this historical building still survive. The snapshot is part of Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Photo Collection last July 2013.

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Structure : Melbourne Town Hall

Structure (Post#9) : Melbourne Town Hall

One of the noticeable building at the heart of Melbourne CBD is Melbourne Town Hall which built in 1867. The building has its grandeur architectural design not only because of its impressive exterior style but also because it composed of many rooms that displays how majestic the town hall itself. The photo is part of Melbourne Town Hall Photo Collection 2013.

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Structure : The Melbourne Athenaeum

Structure (Post#8) : The Melbourne Athenaeum

The building is former Mechanic’s Institute and also called as The Athenaeum. This is a combination of Library, Museum and Art Gallery, Meeting Places and even a Live Theatre. This structure is almost as old as Melbourne since it’s the home of oldest public institution. This photo captured last July 2013 and part of The Melbourne Athenaeum Photo Collection.

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