Discover Sydney’s Convict History at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum

Discover Sydney’s Convict History at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum
You can get in touch with Sydney’s convict history at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. It’s nestled in the heart of the now thriving cosmopolitan city, but the museum takes us us back to where it all began. Convicts constructed the barracks way back in 1819. The design was the brainchild of famed architect Francis Greenway, and it operated as the main convict barracks in the state until its doors closed in 1848. There was still life in the building yet though. Until it became a museum in...
January 27th, 2011 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: . historic buildings, museums

Sydney’s Historic Bellevue House Gets New Waterfront Cafe

Sydney’s Historic Bellevue House Gets New Waterfront Cafe
A new café inside the historic Bellevue House is giving discerning foodies another reason to visit the Sydney inner-city suburb of Glebe. The Blackwattle Café offers views of the tranquil Blackwattle Bay, a delicious complement to the interior of this fully restored home and the eatery’s meals. Bellevue House before its restoration It cost some $1.32 million to restore the 19th Century home, and many man-hours, but this labour of love has clearly been worthwhile. After years of neglect council...
January 13th, 2011 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: . historic buildings, dining, Restaurants

St. Francis Revitalizes Phoenix Neighborhood

St. Francis Revitalizes Phoenix Neighborhood
As a guest of the Phoenix Convention Bureau, I enjoyed a luncheon at the new St. Francis restaurant (map) in uptown Phoenix. Prior to my luncheon, I watched a local show touting this new addition to the uptown area.  I learned that the building had lived many lives, among them the space was a bank, doctor’s office and post office, marked by the garage door that still opens out onto the street to let in the cool breezes.  Now as a family-owned and operated restaurant, it’s an opportunity for...
September 7th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: . historic buildings, featuredarticle, food and beverage, Restaurants and Bars

Toronto Unlocked: Doors Open May 28-29

Toronto Unlocked: Doors Open May 28-29
I have always been the type of person that likes to explore “behind the scenes”  Whether it be at concerts, galleries, movies, designer’s studios, restaurants – you name it.  Somehow, getting access to places generally off limits adds a level of intrigue, excitement and discovery. Once a year, the City of  Toronto hosts a free event called Doors Open.  150 buildings of architectural, cultural or historical significance open their doors to the public. From Canada’s...
May 26th, 2010 | Jane Apor | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: . historic buildings, architecture, featuredarticle, landmarks, Tours, walking

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