Wednesday 22 May 2013 -
Royal Exhibition Building
Under the dome.
The Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens is one of the oldest exhibition halls in the world. The Great Hall, as it is also known, already hosted an international level exhibition in the nineteenth century. Built by the entrepreneur Joseph Reed and the architects Reed Barnes, the Royal Exhibition Building was inspired by Renaissance, Byzantine and Roman architectural styles among others.
The plaster heads under the dome in place since 1880, represent an Australian, a Chinese man and an Indian.
Tramway 86, 96 Gertrude St / Nicholson St
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