Tournament of Armoured Knights, London Court, Perth


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Tournament of Armoured Knights, London Court, Perth


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Image of “The Tournament of Armoured Knights” at London Court in Western Australia. In a window above the clock at the Hay Street entrance, these four mechanical knights joust at the chiming of every quarter hour on the clock. Each of the four knights appears fully armoured on horseback armed with a lance. They can be differentiated by the ‘caprisons’, or horse blankets, which display varying heraldic decorations. A crenellated Norman style castle serves as a backdrop.

London Court is a retail shopping arcade that runs between St George’s Terrace and Hay Street in the centre of Perth. The building was commissioned by WA entrepreneur Claude de Bernales and designed by Melbourne based architect Bernard Evans. It was completed in 1937. London Court is distinctive for its Inter-War Old English style of architecture.


McEwan, Joanne


12 March 2011


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