Re: Re: Across from Trinity
Ah my favourite Victorian in the city is that red bank. Really magnificent and I believe it’s got wonderful curved glass in some of the turret windows – it was finished in around 1895.
Recently restored it is now a swanky bar and restaurant.
Unfortunately its facade has been marred with a nasty silver strip of novelty lighting tacked up onto the frieze which looks awful.
What makes it even worse is the poor light emitted from it – pointless!
Often drooled over that apartment up there – imagine the views down Westmroeland St & over Trinity 😮 – not to mention the value of the place…
The design of the gold building really stems from Newenham who was something of a devout gothicist, but the other certainly has European influences alright – mixture of classical and Sylvanian Families 🙂