Tuesday, February 23, 2010



This municipal edifice in the centre of our city,
I think is quite attractive, and verging on the pretty!
It's right beside the park, as well, which gives it added grace,
And makes Newcastle's environs a very pleasant place.
But I think our rates are calculated in this mock rotunda
And goodness knows 'they' seem to plan to pillage and to plunder!
'Never judge a book by its cover'... that's a phrase we often use
So this building represents the fact that we've got to pay our dues!
Maybe the numerous windows 'keep an eye on us' poor saps;
Definitely part of 'My World' but not the best, perhaps!

Better aspects of Newcastle here:


Margaret Gosden said...

I does look like a retainer of some sort - hiding something. I have seen better looking modern con-struction in Australia than this! However, you must all have approved the plans before it went up. By the way, talking about 'paying our dues' - what is the state of the economy there, or is that too serious a topic for this venue?!!

Louise said...

I agree it is a beautiful building. Your commentary made me smile--clever and funny.

Darlene said...

It looks like a giant coffee mug. I wonder what shaped the rooms take with round walls. I can visualize pie shaped rooms as they get smaller toward the center of the edifice. But then, I'm no architect.

Sylvia K said...

Great looking building and, yes, your commentary made me smile, too! We do get to pay the price, one way or another, don't we? Hope you have a great week, Brenda!


Jim said...

That's a great looking building.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Unknown said...

That really is different, I bet it's great to work in.

Sistertex said...

Absolutely a different shaped building than I am use to. It would be interesting to be able to see the inside as well. See how the rooms are shaped.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful building but I think I'd be fearful of all the windows too ;0)

LadyFi said...

What an unusual building. Must be great to work in there.

mrsnesbitt said...

I love the fact we have duplicate place names, our Newcastle is quite differnt as are the accents...way I man! lol!

Dave King said...

I agree with you about the attractiveness of the rotunda. Hopefully, it gives the folk inside such a positive outlook as will moderate their calculations.

fredamans said...

Love the architecture!

Japa said...

I do agree the building is beautiful and well appointed on the site. Good shot.