Thursday, 10 June 2010

The 3 Wise Monkeys Pub, George Street

The 3 Wise Monkeys Pub (right) is located in on the corner of George Street and Liverpool Street in a heritage listed, former bank building. The three wise monkey statues (left) above the entrance have been dressed in supporters colours for the Soccer 2010 FIFA World Cup which starts tomorrow in South Africa. From left to right, Speak No Evil barracks for South Korea, See No Evil barracks for Australia and Hear No Evil barracks for England. The building was designed for a bank by Wardell and Vernon Architects in the Victorian Italianate style and built in 1886. It was originally the 'Southern Branch' of The Bank of Australia which then became The Bank of Australasia from 1879, the ANZ bank from 1970 to 1998 and was finally turned into a pub in 2000.

32 comments:

  1. i've got a photo just like that too. hehe. they really know how to dress up those monkeys for different themes don't they :-)

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  2. funny shot! thanks for visiting my blog:-)

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  3. That's a good one.

    Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.

    Gary Lineker.

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  4. Bhe,
    in questo momento in Italia il detto :
    " Non vedo - non sento - non parlo "
    è la soluzione migliore....
    Buona giornata :-)
    Bella foto delle scimmie.

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  5. A lovely old building adorned with the three monkeys, which would be a great statue at the best of times, but even more colorful with the football finery.

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  6. Funny dressing up of the monkeys. The WK-fever is everywhere in the world visible.

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  7. This is one of my favourite statues in central Sydney. Banks in the 19th century commanded high profile corner positions, and today it is fun to check out the remodelling that has occurred.

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  8. LOL .. lovely shot! The monkeys are cute!

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  9. Great monkey shot - good to see a bank turned into a pub and not the other way around.

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  10. That's a fun shot. Of those three, I've got to cheer for South Korea, since that's where my wife is from, or England, where I'm from. Sorry to all you Australians reading this comment!

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  11. Andrew, I wondered that too. I assumed it might have something to do with which teams the managers of the pub are supporting. Apart from Australia, maybe they have English and Korean backgrounds or connections.

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  12. I love this! Hmmm... from banking business to monkey business.....

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  13. Must have walked past there dozens of times and never noticed the monkeys.
    Great photos as always.
    Jan

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  14. I was given in the Gold Coast a 3 wise frogs T shirt. I asked why not monkeys. They say, no natural monkeys in Oz. but plenty of frogs. I must tell them about your pub.

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  15. Great photos J Bar. The sports gear is a nice touch.
    (The "wanted" poster is my favourite one too.)
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  16. hee hee...
    Is the lesson here that dealing with money will drive one to drink?

    LOL at Steffe!

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  17. Yes, I passed this way many times but couldn't get a chance taking the picture. Great one Jim!

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  18. I don't like monkeys but these are cute ones :)

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  19. Love this shot! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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