Monday, October 29, 2012

Don Donovan's World - Clarendon Arms Hotel, Evandale, Tasmania

Ramblings of a much published New Zealand author - 28 October 2012

Leaves From My Sketchbooks. 70. Clarendon Arms Hotel, Evandale, Tasmania

I don't know whether they have earthquakes in Tasmania but this building, built in 1817, looks as if it's been hit by several. Those huge esses are the ends of tie-bars that run right through the builing to similar ones at the other side. They hold all those bricks together like a corset. As I sat on a bench doing these drawings I hoped the owner of that Jaguar was well insured!

For the artist, the bricks, weathered like an ancient mariner's face, are a gift; age and mould leaving lovely colours and textures.


No comments: