Sydney sketching : sketching Sydney. Prince Alfred Park (II)

November 21, 2011

A4, graphite pencil foundation; hurriedly sketched facing a very fierce northerly wind. Penwork and Winsor & Newton watercolour added later. Tues 16 Nov, sunset around 6pm.

Late afternoon sketch across the expanse of Prince Alfred Park to the city skyline. A slightly different viewpoint from the last sketch which focussed more on Railway Square and World Tower. In the last week, a new brick sports pavilion building (foreground) has popped up.

See ABC headquarters (Art Deco-cum-Moorish minaret) in Harris Street, Ultimo, at far left.  The Peak Building (1996) over the Haymarket city markets dominates the skyline. The oldest visible buildings are the quasi-Moorish towers of the Westpac Bank on Broadway, Chippendale (Varney Parkes, architect; Federation Romanesque, 1894) and the spire of the Sydney TAFE Marcus Clarke building (Federation Free Classical, 1906), at the time Sydney’s tallest building, fronting Railway Square. 



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