Sunday, March 12, 2017

Brighton Bathing Boxes

Aside from these cheerful, bright yellow beach daisies, Dendy Beach in Brighton is home to 82 of the 1860 bathing boxes located around Port Philip Bay & Westernport Bay.

For many years in the late nineteenth century, Brighton was Melbourne's favourite seaside destination. Brighton is located in the City of Bayside, which has 17 km of foreshore to Port Phillip Bay. 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.


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15 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Liz. Thank you for visiting. I like the pretty and colourful bathing boxes. The bathing boxes didn't look like they are over one hundred years old.

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Bob Bushell said...

A shed on the sand, lovely shots.

Helen said...

Fantastic images of these historic bathing boxes.

NatureFootstep said...

I think I have seen them before. A great and colorful sight :)

Lady Fi said...

Lovely and colourful bathing huts.

Pat Tillett said...

Very quaint and colorful.
Do people rent these? By the day, week, etc?

Mary Cromer said...

Oh those bathing boxes are quite charming, now what if something like those could be built for the homeless of the world, what beauty would extend even further~

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful and colorful photography ~ love the small bathhouses ~ color jumps out at you!

thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

Light and Voices said...

I love all the colors of the bathing boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Jim said...

Beautiful shot. I've featured Sydney's Brighton Beach today too.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Those bathing boxes are really cool, and probably fun to photograph!

bettyl-NZ said...

These little boxes always grab my attention when I see them. I find them quaint and always colorful. Nice shots.

likeschocolate said...

This is where I want to be right now! Ready for winter to be over! Have a lovely weekend!

Wayne said...

Love the bathing boxes, the colors are wonderful.

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