Colonial Mutual Life Building, Hobart, Tasmania
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The Colonial Mutual Life Building in Hobart, Tasmania, was designed by Sydney architects Hennesy & Hennesy and completed in 1936. It is in the Stripped Classical style with Art Deco elements, whilst the sculptural embellishments are reminiscent of Gothic architecture. The sculptures are similar to the gargoyles found on Gothic cathedrals, although in this case they appear to be purely decorative. They include eagles, lions and the faces of beasts with their tongues out.
January 29, 2012
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