Our friend, Bruce Caspersonn, has a wonderful collection of family photographs from yesteryear which, every so often, he shares with us. On 4th July he posted this photograph which he dated about the 1950s and it was sort of agreed that it was in the vicinity of Martin Place.
I checked out both Commonwealth Bank buildings in MP to no avail. On a second excursion, I checked out the buildings opposite the GPO and around the corner into George Street. Zilch again.
This morning, researching a story on the old military barracks on the site of Wynyard Station. there they were - staring me in the face!! The railings! Bruce's bloody railings!
Barrack Street used to run from George up (west) to Clarence Street. However the bit between George and York is now malled (!) and called 'Sesqui-centenary Square'. On the northern side of Barrack Street is the old Commercial Banking Company of Sydney building which is being internally 'renovated' (this is NSW and we have our own definition of that word).
Bruce's aunts were walking down Barrack toward George. They had just passed the Barrack House doorway and were in front of the second lot of windows (I think) to the east of the doorway.