Sunday, 2 June 2013

A Gothic Sunday Part 1: The Mausoleum

 Sorry for the lack of posting, I have been so sick, still feeling awful! Ugh! Luckily I have found the first part of my Gothic Sunday post in my drafts, so here it is!

A Gothic Sunday Part 1: The Mausoleum


Emma and I in front of the mausoleum, photograph by Jack Reason.

A Gothic Sunday was held at Vaucluse House in Sydney by the Historical Houses Trust on Sunday the 5th of May. It was a wonderful day!


First up was a trip to the tomb of William Charles Wentworth. The tomb was a part of the original property and could once be seen from the verandah of the house. The land has since been divided up, and the tomb is now on its own little square of land among other houses.



Our tour guide, with black mourning band on his sleeve.


Some of the guests. My friend Emma, her mother and friend Louise


More guests. I loved the outfit of the lady at the front, with an old fashioned white blouse, red skirt and old fashioned shawl.


The mausoleum, built on top of a huge rock that was moved there for this very purpose. The tomb is underneath.



The amazing mosaic inside the front door. It is not known whether it is an actual Roman one taken up and moved here or a very good reproduction.


Plaque on the floor.




Beautiful ironwork on the door.




The arched ceiling.

We weren't allowed down into the crypt itself, as it is now closed off, but it is a rare chance to be able to see inside this wonderful tomb! A great experience!

More photos coming soon!

10 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! You look both lovely. I love your beautiful lace detailed blouse :)

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  2. Very cool pictures, Laura! I'd sure like to have a door like that ...

    I LOVE your outfit for this one!! Emma's coat is pretty spectacular, too. Tell her I said so, ok? :D

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  3. I wish there were outings like this near where I live! What a lovely day!

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    1. Are there any historical houses near where you live? I never even knew these existed 'til recently.

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  4. Beautiful place! I love that first photo! I save it, if you don't mind, I'd like to do something like that sometime...^^

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    1. You should, it is a lot of fun! If there are any historical houses near where you live they might run tours like this.

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  5. I hope you get better soon.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun there, LOVE the costumes!

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