Ultimo TAFE in afternoon light on Flickr.
This isn’t the oldest building I see on my usual run to/from work each day, but it is one of the most interesting. You see it was erected in 1891, so that puts it almost exactly half-way between James Cook’s visit in 1770 and today (2012). In terms of European settlement, it is a lot closer to 1788 and the arrival of the First Fleet than it is to contemporary Sydney, but the building is still used today.
There are a lot of really nice design features on the building’s exterior, like the playful reptiles crawling around the sandstone arches. In some ways it reminds me of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
I like it