Middle Brighton Baths

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Photoshoot to record the almost unique building – ‘The Baths’ at Middle Brighton, Melbourne – established in 1860 – a wooden building to colonise the sea. It creates a fully porous wooden stockade that reaches out to the sea, but does not embrace it.  Instead the wood palisade turns its back on the wide ocean to provide a small square of cultivated, protected sea for bathers.  In 1860 this was at least in part to preserve modesty, something no longer required in an era of beach hedonism.

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