Gone to Goulburn

During the week I visited the nearby city of Goulburn, an hours drive away from Canberra. Goulburn has a lot of architectural heritage on view. If you look above the awnings along the main street you can see a real mix of historic periods. As we were ambling along my friend drew my attention to a number of old neon signs still in place above shops that are no longer exist.

Old neon sign Goulburn.

Old neon sign Goulburn.

I captured another sign in a quick sketch on my tablet.

Old neon sign Goulburn.

Old neon sign Goulburn.

There was also plenty to see under the awnings. I had never noticed that many of the awnings along Auburn Street were clad, on their undersides, in pressed metal. The ones I noticed all appeared to be in the Art Deco style.

Some of the pressed metal that can be seen on the awnings in Auburn St Goulburn.

Some of the pressed metal that can be seen on the awnings in Auburn St, Goulburn.

We stopped for lunch at The Roses Cafe where I did another quick sketch.

Inside the Roses Cafe, Goulburn.

Inside the Roses Cafe, Goulburn.

I can definitely recommend Goulburn as a destination for anyone interested in architecture.

We’ll be back in Goulburn next week for the opening of the ‘Efflorescence’ exhibition at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, which includes one of my works. Hope you can drop in while the exhibition is on.

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