Thursday, August 4, 2011

Temple of Knowledge

 
 Ian and I attended a university event last week, held in the great hall, one of the Sydney University's oldest buildings. I love this space - not just for its important place in Australian education history (and yes, that does excite me), or the wonderful Gothic revival architecture - but for the way my experience of it has changed throughout my life. I remember daydreaming through my sister's orchestral concerts, counting the number of pieces in each stain glass window; or imagining great medieval costumes balls I would hold, during family graduations; and now more recently the great excitement of prospective students at 'entering hogwarts' as I lead them through it on campus tours. Its age and style commands such respect and seems to give such a sense of connection to our heritage. The tapestry behind me is also a treat to view, as it is normally hidden behind a curtain.

This is my man Charles William - totally love this guy. I will rant about his house more at a later date.
 
Outfit details:
dress - Ojay
cardi - kmart
scarf - gift from my folks
shoes - gentle soul

15 comments:

  1. I love the sense of awe and splendour one feels when entering buildings like this.

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  2. You look divine!! I love your all black ensemble with the pretty patterned scarf. And neat sculptures. I enjoy museums and learning about all types of people.

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  3. What an amazing building! The first photo with the tapestry backdrop is outstanding. Universities are definitely a place for escapism & daydreaming.

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  4. The first photo is amazing, you really stand out from the painting behind, which gives it all a very interesting look. I love the statues also, reminds me when I was in the V&A museum in London.

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  5. Ohhh you should get married there!! How cool would that be!!

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  6. Wow, what an amazing place! You look adorable, I love your scarf.

    xo,
    Em

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  7. how regal you look - the perfect setting :)

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  8. Ah, it's good fun studying in places with a bit of history. I had great fun showing my dad the mummy of the founder at UCL when he popped into London in April!

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  9. I just found your blog, and it is great. I like the first photo with you in front of the fresco-esque work. Also, your curtain dress is amazing.

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  10. I love places like this, too. Your outfit looks great.

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  11. i love going to historical places! love that artwork! you look great inside all that beauty!

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  12. That tapestry is quite impressive! Great pictures, and you look lovely!

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  13. How much do you love gentle souls shoes? Sorry I used to work in a shoe store and they are a wonderful brand. History is the story of where we came from, how can it not be exciting!

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  14. What a great space for an outfit shoot :) You look ridiculously chic.

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Go on then!