Thursday, 15 August 2013

Randwick, Coach and Horses

The 'Coach and Horses Hotel' is located on the corner of Avoca Street and Alison Road in the eastern suburb of Randwick. It was built in 1856 as a general store and pleasure garden, under the name of “Vauxhall Gardens”. In 1859, the first Randwick to Sydney horse drawn omnibus ran from the hotel.

14 comments:

  1. Good old English name that though the place looks like it should be in the wild west.

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  2. Beautiful photo, nice light and color, I really like this building!

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  3. Thirsty weather in Sydney lately? Great collection of stately pubs.

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  4. Vauxhall Gardens was the name of a wonderful entertainment site for Londoners in the 18th and 19th centuries. What a great name for an early Sydney shop and garden.

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  5. Nice old building! Pleasure garden? Sounds intriguing. ;-)

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    1. It's hard to imagine considering how Randwick is such a built up residential and commercial area so it really is intriguing to me too.

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  6. It would be fun to eat dinner in that beautiful old building.

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  7. What a gorgeous building, and I love the color!

    Visiting from Signs, Signs.

    ~Lindy

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  8. I am always amazed by how well maintained these old buildings are in Sydney and how blue your skies are! These Randwick images are superb!

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  9. Love the corner presence of this grand building.

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  10. oh that is a pretty place and i really like the name!

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  11. You could certainly not miss this place, no matter what direction you were coming from!

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