Thursday, 3 March 2011

1131 AU - Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (2004)

Brief Description

"The Royal Exhibition Building and its surrounding Carlton Gardens were designed for the great international exhibitions of 1880 and 1888 in Melbourne. The building and grounds were designed by Joseph Reed. The building is constructed of brick and timber, steel and slate. It combines elements from the Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance styles. The property is typical of the international exhibition movement which saw over 50 exhibitions staged between 1851 and 1915 in venues including Paris, New York, Vienna, Calcutta, Kingston (Jamaica) and Santiago (Chile). All shared a common theme and aims: to chart material and moral progress through displays of industry from all nations."

"澳大利亚皇家展览馆及其周边的卡尔顿园林,是为1880和1888年墨尔本的盛大国际展览而特别设计的。展览馆由约瑟夫· 里德(Joseph Reed)设计。整个展馆和园林由砖、木头、钢和石板等材料建成,风格则融合了拜占庭式、罗马式、伦巴第式以及意大利文艺复兴风格。展览馆专门用于举办国 际展览活动,从1851年至1915年,有50余场来自巴黎、纽约、维也纳、加尔各答、牙买加金斯敦、智利圣地亚哥等地的展览在此处举办。所有活动有一个 共同的主题和目的:通过对各国工业的展示,记录物质和精神进步。"
Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of Diaboluke from postcrossing forum

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