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Challenge: Historic Landmark -- The Old & The Beautified (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Pentax
Location: Fremantle
Date: Jun 24, 2014
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2014

Roundhouse link


The Round House was the first permanent building built in the Swan River Colony. Built in late 1830 and opened in 1831, it is the oldest building still standing in Western Australia.[1] It is located at Arthur Head in Fremantle, and recent heritage assessments and appraisals of the precinct of the Round House incorporate Arthur Head.[1]

It was used for colonial and indigenous prisoners until 1886, when control of the Convict Establishment prison (now Fremantle Prison) was transferred to the colony. After that the Round House was used as a police lockup until 1900, when it became the living quarters for the chief constable and his family.[2] In 1936 it was vested in the Fremantle Harbour Trust for preservation. A number of suggestions were put forth, including turning it into a museum, but these plans were interrupted by World War II. In 1966 the Port Authority opened the building to the public for 2 hours per day. Later, this attraction was run by the Western Australian Historical Society. The building was then transferred to the City of Fremantle in 1982 and has been open daily since then. It is operated by the Fremantle Volunteer Heritage Guides and is open from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

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07/07/2014 12:20:10 AM
This was such a nice image I'm surprised it didn't end higher up...

I hope you come back to DPC soon as your images are lovely.
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07/04/2014 06:13:10 PM
Great use of lighting to give this a dramatic contrast. I enjoy this very much.
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