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New Meetup: Walking History Tour of CBD w/ Architectural Expert (Sydney Design Fest '08)

From: Rebecca K.
Sent on: Sunday, July 6, 2008 2:05 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Sydney Expat American Meetup Group!

What: Walking History Tour of CBD w/ Architectural Expert (Sydney Design Fest '08)

When: August 9,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Learn about the who, what, why, when and where of Australian architecture.
As part of the Sydney Design Festival '08: Take a guided walking tour of some of Sydney?s most important architectural developments with the Australian Architecture Association (AAA).

WALK THROUGH TIME
Starting in Australia?s oldest public precinct at Hyde Park Barracks, this tour delivers a 200-year journey through time in a two-hour walk. Meet Sydney?s first architect; hear about his passage to Australia in chains and his skills in designing finely detailed brick buildings. Learn about the difference between Beaux Artes and Art Deco, why Martin Place was closed to cars, when communications determined the location of most bank buildings and how ideas for modern architecture were developed.

http://www.sydneydesign.com.au/sd08/?p=21
http://www.architecture.org.au/
Phone: [masked]
Meet: Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street in front of main gate
Cost: $25.00, AAA members free
Tix: Purchase online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/107114382/rest


GOOD TO KNOW:
Meet at Macquarie St in front of main gate. Arrive at the start point 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Bring a hat and/or umbrella - tours operate regardless of weather.

Learn more here:
http://american.meetup.com/193/calendar/8284316/

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