Last month I showed you some photos that I had taken from the Cherry Picker when I went to the bluestone that belongs to Deaf Children Australia. I only showed you the building, but while I was up there Paul showed me what some of the problems with the building were. I took some photos, so today I thought I would show those to you.
Paul is showing me how the sandstone is falling apart, you can just pick it off with your fingers. This is part of the reason why the front of the building is closed, these bits are falling down onto people. There are other reasons, though I haven’t been back to see if the front area is open yet.
Here is Paul showing me the damage to the pointing. The bluestone, as I understand it, is as good today as it was when the building was built 150 years ago. The problem is more with the materials that were used around the bluestone.
This gives you more of an insight into some of the things that need to be repaired on this great building.