|Formerly Australian Customs Offices. 1 Bond Street. Designed by James Barnet. Built 1877|
On Saturday 11 January, a mix of Sydney and regional urban sketchers made their way to the Newcastle train station for our first regional meet. It was a fantastic setting with waterways, beaches and many old heritage buildings to admire all around. Wonderful to meet several sketchers who we'd previously only known through corresponding via the Australian Urban Sketchers Facebook group.
|Former AMP Building, 55 Hunter Street. Built 1927|
Despite hopes of creating several sketches for the day I settled on these two buildings and became absorbed in the details. So many other buildings to sketch in the area that I'm very sure a revisit to Newcastle will be on the cards. Thanks to Phil Bamford who went to the effort of ensuring people found their way easily to buildings of interest and facilities in the area. It was much appreciated!