Friday, 16 December 2011

Carlton, hotel

This heritage building is located along the Princes Highway on the edge of Kogarah Park, in the southern suburb of Carlton. The building was formerly the Kogarah Hotel and now houses a Chinese restaurant. It was originally a single storey building built in 1860 in the with Victorian and Georgian architectural styles. It became a double storey building in 1890 with more Victorian architectural features.

28 comments:

  1. Great angle for the shot...love the wrought iron!

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  2. Your sky is beautiful. The red grill work and the little roof on the porch look both a bet New Orleans and a bit Chinese. Very interesting architecture. genie

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  3. My first thought was 'oh no not a Chinese restaurant, but at least it's being used productively and not being pulled down hey Jim!

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  4. the neighborhood exudes a vibe of being friendly.

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  5. A beautiful sky!
    Well done!
    Happy Friday to you!

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  6. Great looking building and I always enjoy reading the history! Beautiful blue skies as always and they always lift my spirits! Have a great weekend, Jim!

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  7. Beautiful sky and a lovely building. The iron work is pretty. Great capture. Happy skywatching!

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  8. Great building. Nice to see it preserved. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Lovely building, shame its not still a pub. Can't place Kogarah Park.

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  10. The added storey looks beautifully integrated and happily, there is no superfluous decoration. Just the gorgeous ironwork.

    AND NO HIDEOUS ADs!!!!

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  11. I love those wrought iron verandas that I saw so many of in Sydney. Some were painted in really cheerful colors. Great shot!

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  12. wonderful how muc space is to be found beneath your sky.

    please have a good friday.


    daily athens photo

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  13. Ann, Kogarah Park sits in front of Jubilee Oval, the homeground of the mighty St George Dragons. :)

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  14. Beautiful. Looks like some of the houses in the Philippines. ^_^

    SWF

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  15. Looks well preserved. I think a Chinese restaurant is a good switch.

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  16. love the blue of the sky contrasting with the hotel.

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  17. It has certainly been around for a while. Nice photo of the building--glad they are using it for something! Mickie :)

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  18. I could see myself having Yum Cha on that balcony.

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  19. Interesting how it has changed both its design and its purpose over time.

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  20. I so love the architecture and the ironwork in the rail.

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  21. That iron lacework is beautiful. Great shot, JIm.

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