Thursday, January 10


Gothic Down Under

An interesting bit of unclassifiable early-twentieth-century Gothic (with perhaps more than a hint of Arts and Crafts), this photo shows the dining hall of Newman College, the Catholic residential college associated with the secular University of Melbourne, Australia. The building was designed by the talented but much-abused Walter Burley Griffin (Frank Lloyd Wright appears to have had some sort of weird vendetta against him), the Chicago-trained originator of Canberra's rich Garden-City style plan.

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