Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Central Station Clock Tower


The Northern entrance to the station (where all the country trains depart and arrive).

The Daily Telegraph says: For 89 years it has stood above Central station, marking the passage of time for generations of Sydneysiders. Now, after first clocking on at 10.22am on March 3, 1921, the prominent timepiece and 90m-tall Central clock tower is undergoing an intricate overhaul by heritage experts. Behind the scaffolding that covers the tower, the clock hands sit at 10.10, an industry standard that represents an optimistic "hands in the air". After stopping the clock on June 3, the restoration will continue for 17 months.

10 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful station!

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  2. It is sad the see the grand clock swathed like that. Interesting that this incarnation of the station was commissioned in 1906, yet the clock tower only came to life in 1921. I guess there was a war to pay for in between.

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  3. That's a great angle and hardly any people around which is quite an achievement. Something that I always strive for. :)

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  4. I miss seeing the clock tower already, but what a good idea to photograph it covered with the scaffolding.

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  5. Jim, it was an effort to wait for all the cars and buses to clear.

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  6. I suppose the poor hands will get a little tired after 17 months.

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  7. I didn't know it had gone into hiding.

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  8. How will people know what time it is? By the way sometimes people in a shot enhance it or bring it to life. They are good to show comparative size too.

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  9. Yes Bill it is hard to hold them up.I agree Boom.
    Diane just call the talking clock on your mobile, also I agree with the person in shot to give scale.

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