Callan Park was originally the estate of a wealthy landowner established around 1840.
In 1885 a “Lunatic Asylum” (to use the 19th century term), known as the Kirkbride Block, was built on the site, consisting of about twenty neo-classical buidlings built of local sandstone. Cast iron columns which support the verandahs acted as down pipes for water, which was collected in a large underground reservoir. The roofs were made of slate. The whole area was, and still is, surrounded with beautiful gardens which were designed by the Director of the Botanic Gardens of that time.
The Kirkbride buildings, along with other more modern structures, housed psychiatric patients until 1994. In 1996 they became the Sydney College of the Arts.
Today it is still a magnificent parkland and enjoyed by walkers, picnickers and children playing sport.
Visit Friends of Callan Park for more information.
See pictures taken on my walks.
I used the same processes for all five photographs this week.
Nik Color Efex- Old Photo
PS Photo Filter
|Topaz Clean – CrispStyle|
|Free Transform – rotate multiple layers
Nik saturation Styliser