Lingering Look at Windows : The Rocks

Rocks area Sydney

Many of the buildings in the Rocks area near Sydney Harbour Bridge are over 100 years old and were built by the convicts. They are solid sandstone constructions, austere and mainly utilitarian, built to last. But look at the marks and patterns showing how the bricks were hand-made. Each brick created with sweat and hard labour.

These windows would’ve looked out on many stories over the years.

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Dawn of “The day after” hosts this theme every week. Windows are many and varied and it is interesting to see the different ones from around the world. To see them click here.

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7 thoughts on “Lingering Look at Windows : The Rocks

  1. lovely! my convict ancestor lived in the Rocks for a while, but after he was free … so not a builder … in fact he was an Irish groom … his sons grew up to breed racehorses among other things 🙂

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  3. I toured a convict museum in Sydney…it was on a village green….quite depressing, but then prisons are. These shots are lovely!

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