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Customs House, Sydney: An Architectural Heritage

A Silent Beauty at Circular Quay, The Customs House.

I have always been fascinated with building architecture, more so with its historical significance. During the last occasion we were at Circular Quay, as we got off the train station near the wharf, I asked Sean to take a photo of a building that was across the station, unknowingly at that time of its name. When we headed back home, I told myself that I would be researching its name, but because of heaps of other things more urgent to do, I wallowed and forgot about it.

Today, I remembered the photo of the building Sean took that day, and I went on to ask my friend ‘Google’ and found out a lot of interesting facts about it.

The building known as the Customs House, which is surrounded by modern skyscrapers in its background, faces the wharf with poignant perfection. It is one of Sydney’s finest heritage buildings that were constructed in the mid-century of the 1800’s. As it was previously the head office of the Customs Service until 1990, where its name is derived from, the edifice is now home to cultural and private functions.

Unable to know about these things previously, Sean and I promised to go back to that historical place and get a more in-depth look of it. It makes me curious to know more about it after researching its background.

It’s no wonder that we get to discern more about the city in just one photo of it!


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