I don't know whether they have earthquakes in Tasmania but this building, built in 1817, looks as if it's been hit by several. Those huge esses are the ends of tie-bars that run right through the builing to similar ones at the other side. They hold all those bricks together like a corset. As I sat on a bench doing these drawings I hoped the owner of that Jaguar was well insured!
For the artist, the bricks, weathered like an ancient mariner's face, are a gift; age and mould leaving lovely colours and textures.
© DON DONOVAN.