From Pillar to Post

We noticed this strange pillar standing in Sydney Harbour at Bradleys Head. It looks like a public artwork about the dangers of global warming and rising sea levels. Or maybe the ruins of an old waterside funfair.

But in fact it is one of six Doric columns that used to adorn the old GPO, built in 1847 and demolished in 1863. This column was placed in Sydney Harbour, exactly  one nautical mile from the tower on Fort Denison, and used for sea trial measurements.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s