The Great Synagogue, Sydney

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Title

The Great Synagogue, Sydney

Subject

Arched entrance, arched windows, Byzantine, domes, Gothic, Great Synagogue, Judaism, Moorish, New South Wales, NSW, Romanesque, Thomas Rowe, Sydney, Synagogue, towers, Transition French Gothic, wheel window

Description

The Great Synagogue on Elizabeth Street in central Sydney opened in 1878, when it was described as a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Byzantine, and Moorish motifs (according to the official website – link provided below). The architectural style has also been described as Transitional French Gothic. The synagogue was designed by Sydney architect Thomas Rowe. These two photographs show aspects of the elaborately carved façade: two domed towers, rounded arched windows and doorways, and a large wheel window.    

For more on the Great Synagogue see http://www.greatsynagogue.org.au/Home.aspx

 

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

5 February 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“The Great Synagogue, Sydney,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 23, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/837.