Sunday, November 08, 2009

VI continued: 'Wotan', the 'Hall of the Gibichungs', 'Erda', Montsalvat and the Shire of Nillumbrik.
(Nillumbrik really is the local shire)

Jorgensen went all medieval, or was it gothic, with fanciful plans for the Great Hall and we can go on exploration of this resulting grand fantasy illuminated by mullioned Tudor windows.
Major feats of recycling were ahead of their time and resulted in a wealth of features and a blend that works well. The stone windows, gargoyles and hugh fireplaces were thanks to Whelan the Wrecker (into demolitions) who became involved and salvaged grand old pieces from city buildings.

On site, as well as painting, Jorgensen taught Sonia Skipper how to build and she eventually trained other workmen. As an artisan she carved stone and wood and used a range of building techniques as a pioneer of the colony.



2 comments:

Jacob said...

A fantastic building...and such an interesting history. Not that I'd want to live there, but it would be fun to do a tour.

Leif Hagen said...

Fantastic, historic, wonderful details and architecture!