Tuesday, March 31, 2015

All the Colours of the Rainbow

All the colours of the rainbow, on a beautiful blue day, on a popular suburban beach... in 'Australia's Most Livable City'.

"For many years in the late nineteenth century, Brighton was Melbourne's favourite seaside destination. Nestled on Dendy Street Beach, the Brighton bathing boxes are a popular Bayside icon and cultural asset. The 82 Brighton bathing boxes are unique because of their uniform scale and proportion, building materials, sentry order alignment and a Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay on a beach owned by Bayside City Council. 

As simple structures, all retain classic Victorian architectural features with timber framing, weatherboards and corrugated iron roofs. They remain as they did over one hundred years ago, as licensed bathing boxes. No service amenities such as electricity or water are connected. 

Although approximately 1,860 bathing boxes, boatsheds and similar structures are located around Port Phillip Bay and Western Port, the Brighton bathing boxes are the only remaining structures of their kind close to the Melbourne central business district. As a functional remnant of a bygone era, they provide a cultural and historical resource that is constantly being photographed, painted or drawn."
(info from http://www.brightonbathingbox.org.au/)


Licensees choose to differentiate their bathing boxes with minor structural, artistic and colour variations. When viewed together they turn the beachscape into a collective work of art that can change by the hour according to season, light and colours.



And behind those sweet little beach houses...

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16 comments:

ladyfi said...

Oh wow - what delightful shots!

eileeninmd said...

I love these colorful houses and photos. Cool shots from the beach! Have a happy day!

GB said...

The beach huts really do look joyful.

Laura said...

What beautiful little beach houses/huts… the colors are so cheerful and your photo compositions fantastic. I love, love, love your bright yellow flower macros, I hope you will consider sharing them with I Heart Macro :-)

TexWisGirl said...

very, very cute.

Karen S. said...

I can almost smell those flowers! What charming little houses in rainbow style! Beautiful photos.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent color shots and flower shot is excellent ~ Fascinating post!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Powell River Books said...

Must be nice to have a little beach house. I love all the bright colours. - Margy

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos, Liz!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Lovely colours and the last snap just gorgeous... :)

jeannettestgermain said...

So colorful! In the Netherlands where I'm originally from, they had these little houses on the beach to change clothes too. But in California I have never seen them:)

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Such fun beach houses. Have a blessed Easter.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wow, they are delightful! Maybe one day I'll see them irk.

Light and Voices said...

What a fun beach!
JM, IL-U.S.A.

Melissa Rich said...

Ohhh, love this! What a fun spot.

Lisa Gordon said...

What wonderful images these are, Liz!
I wish you a beautiful week ahead, my friend. xo.

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