Last weekend was the 7th annual Open House in Hobart, where the public could look behind the scenes of some of the city’s most intriguing buildings.

Here is a quick tour of the buildings we chose to visit this year.

Holy Cross Church serving Russian, Serbian and Australian Orthodox community since 1949

City Hall rooftop and apartment – completed in 1915

Construction House – 1956 office block with a five storey rubber tree growing up the stairwell

Jarvis House – private home designed by architect Esmond Dorney in 1959

Hobart Savings Bank – built in 1859 by The Quakers as a bank for the ordinary people. The rich man’s bank was next door. Now a private residence, we were able to walk around the old banking hall with safe, a small library, the basement terrace with unusual views of the iconic red awnings.