Friday, January 22, 2010

School of Domestic Arts - Burnie

This neglected 1930/40s building now sits surrounded by nothing but dirt after fire destroyed the Burnie High School. The site resembles a lunar landscape. A new Information Centre has just been erected on the former High School site. The bare red soil and the massive Information Centre make me think of what settlement on Mars could be like! Even the Bowls Club behind the School of Domestic Arts Building has been demolished, although a few support trusses of the bowls building remain, and traces of what was once the bowling green. It will be interesting to see what happens to this sturdy building, because at the moment it is prey to vandalism and evident graffiti attacks.

1 comment:

  1. That is a sweet little building. Hopefully someone out there has some ideas for it. And that is great photo Thomas.


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