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Walk Through Time

Australian Architecture Association

Come with one of our knowledgeable volunteer tour leaders and see 200 years of Sydney architecture chronologically within the city.

Starting at one of the oldest remaining buildings of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, you will look at Sydney's humble start as a convict colony and how the architecture became more and more decorative during the Victorian period. The 20th Century brought us influences from the overseas such as Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and modernism.  We will show you post-war development of modernist thinking and the way post-modernism reacted against it.  By looking at Sydney Hilton and the Queen Victoria Building, you will discover how architects converted existing buildings and gave them a breath of new life.

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

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