Art Deco Hobart

by Lesley from Decolish!

Hobart Hospital - 1930s streamlined

Hobart Hospital - 1930s streamlined

Recently, I was lucky enough to be sent to Hobart in Tasmania for a meeting. Wow, what a great opportunity. Only having been in Australia for 7 years, I hadn't had much chance to explore. So I factored in a bit of extra time to have a look around Hobart, and drive up to Launceston via all the little historic villages with antique shops!

I wasn't expecting to find much Art Deco at all in Tasmania. After all, it is really such a small island, with a low population and terribly unspoilt.

But on my last day, I spent about 3 hours just walking around Hobart. And kept having to get my camera out of my bag at every turn.

First of all, was the 1930s streamlined hospital. It looks like a huge ocean liner sitting in the middle of the street.

The Mercury newspaper building, perhaps gives more of a nod to the skyscraper design.

Then there were some typical Art Deco Houses - check them out on my Art Deco Houses page, and a really cool black and white hotel.

Lastly, I really liked the simple little cafe with parallel line decoration on the facade.

So Hobart was really an unexpected treat.

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