Bathing Pavilion

I am researching for a new bar I am designing.

A fascination with old locker rooms (not in a creepy way) & bathing pavilions led me to Neilsen Park.

I love how you can access this from the beach via a tunnel- so very 1920's.

I am hoping that it is just closed for the winter, but it looked a little tattered & unloved, & considering I had to quietly step over some obstructions to enter (not really breaking in, more just nosily poking around) I'm not too sure...

I love the generous proportions & thoughtful changing cubicles all wooden & roofed- I  intend to reference this idea & intimacy in my bar.

I am off on excursions  to North Sydney Pool, Wylies Baths & Rose Bay Surf Lifesaving Club at Bondi to check out their changing facilities!! Quite a few years back, I was on a photo shoot that flew me into Asheville, North Carolina. I visited Biltmore House, built by the Vanderbilts of American railway fortune.

It was built in 1889-95 and has the most impressive tiled gym & indoor pool you have ever seen.

FILED 19, Aug 2011

  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
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  • 02 9516 5643
  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • 02 9516 5643
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT