Sunday, February 28, 2010

Magistrates Court - Launceston

The Magistrates Court in Launceston is a fascinating building with symmetrical forms going on left, right and center, it's a pleasure to photograph!

A friend of ADMAT has informed me that the Architect sourced local stone from Ben Lomand for the front facade blocks. As far as its surrounding buildings go, the Magistrates Court fits into part of a precinct of Modernist buildings that include Henty House, The Police Headquarters, and the water fountain next to the Magistrates Building. These series of buildings, along with the Launceston Mall, and Civic Square were the last major architectural developments to occur in Launceston. Since this time there hasn't been a lot of notable developments that have happened in the central business district.

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Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

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