The Tower, I’m not going to lie, is probably one of my favourite places in the Bluestone that belongs to Deaf Children Australia. Every time I go I like any excuse to get up there. I also think as a child I would have been enchanted by it. Towers were in Fairy Tales, it was where the magic happened, or so I thought as a child.
As you get onto the top floor, you will see this small staircase, if the door at the top was closed, you would wonder where they go. They are small and if you are short, like me, or a child, it is perfect. Everything about it seems to be for a child. Deaf or not, all children would have loved this tower.
The steps inside the door that go up to the rest of the tower are well worn, they have had many people going up and down them over the years. I suspect they are in original condition.
As you start going up there, you can start to see what is up here. There are princess windows, I’m sure that is what they are called, and if they aren’t they need to be renamed.
A perfect day for fun in the tower. A perfect place to hide from the world. I know if I was a child and I had access to this, my dolls would be up there and I would play there all day, if I was allowed. It is the right size for a child to play princesses in, don’t you think?
One of the first photos I showed you from this place was looking out this window, but it was showing the name scratched into the roof. This time it is to show you the view out of one of the windows. You might be able to see the name there as well. How lovely is the sky?
This is the view out the front. You can see the memorial garden below and the fountain that was donated by the founder, FJ Rose. Part of the reason for showing you these images, this one and the previous one is that they also highlight some of the deterioration within the building. The window frames are rotting. I don’t know that the windows could be opened anymore.
Though it would be normal to see it in this condition if Sleeping Beauty had been up there for a hundred years, or Rupunzel was waiting for her hair to grow long enough for someone to climb up and save her. I want magic to be there in the tower. I would love to see it restored and turned into a princesses tower, how amazing would that be. I think they would need a lot more money for that. Maybe I should donate some.
If you feel the same way as me, or you would just like to see the building restored then you can donate money toward the restoration by Donating Here.
I thought, I might do a short gallery now of all the images I have done on the building so far, just in case you missed some.
I had forgotten about some of these, so I hope you enjoy seeing them again.