Sunday 30 September 2018


Montsalvat was originally established as a true artists’ colony in over 12 acres situated in Eltham, an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It was founded by architect and artist Justus Jörgensen (1893-1975) in 1934. It is home to a small hamlet of various buildings, houses and halls set amongst extensive established gardens. The colony of Montsalvat reflects very much the life of Justus Jörgensen and his friends and family.

Architecturally, Montsalvat has much in common with a simple French village in Provence revealing a mix of rustic architectural styles. There is very much a European village feel to the place! The picturesque buildings are surrounded by lawns and gardens.

The Great Hall of Montsalvat is like a European Manor House. Today it is used for exhibitions, receptions and concerts. Much of the art of Jorgensen is exhibited here, as well as the art of his contemporaries.

This post is part of the My Sunday Best meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme,
and also part of the Photo Sunday meme.


  1. Beautiful photos, this place has a lot of character, thanks for sharing #MySundayPhoto

  2. It really does have an european feel to the area #mysundayphoto

  3. What a perfect building, so full of character

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto


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