Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Main Solar Axis Looking South

If you stand on top of the Wine Cellar and look back towards the fireplace in the High Pergola at the centre of the House, you are looking directly along the main axis of the design. From here the axis points directly to the South Celestial Pole.

A small raised terrace at the head of the axis provides a view overlooking the house and down the Cooyal valley.  Each  night, the Southern Cross rises above the horizon to the left of the house, rotating around this polar axis and setting on the right.

Planks of timber cut from an ancient  tree that fell here on the property have been left to age and are now ready to be used to construct a bench and table on this terrace.

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