11 February 2007

Hotels of Gympie.

Gympie, like so many towns that came into their own in the gold
mining era of the late 1800s and early 1900s has a proliferation
of Hotels (Pubs), most of the ones I have chosen here are built
of timber and follow the "Queenslander" style.

Mt Pleasant Hotel, features the very wide verandahs that became part
of this style of hotel.

Phoenix Hotel, this is the only hotel I have featured that isn't a timber
clad building, it has a rendered finish, but still features the high
ceilings of a Queenslander for better ventilation.

Railway Hotel, naturally enough alongside the railway line very close to
the station.

Freemasons Hotel, subjected to a huge renovation program recently.

Spare a thought for the roofer/plumber who had the job of building
the roof over this stairway, very intricate job.

Apollian Hotel, more of those big verandahs

Commercial Hotel, this hotel was recently adorned with about 30
reasonably well painted young ladies, while this may be a bit over the
top, it has certainly created some interest.

Closeup of one of the many ladies that adorn the Commercial, I had
intended to use this picture in a Halloween post, but I forgot it.

Jockey Club Hotel, this is quite a recent building, but it has replicated
the style of most of the other hotels shown here.

I wonder how many Commercial, Railway, and Grand Hotels there are in
Australian cities and towns.


Sonia said...

Love those Hotels! Great post!

Doug Bagley said...

I love those big verandas. Used to be in the South you'd see lots of 'em, or at least a big front porch.

aka_Monty said...

How fun! I want to come visit!

Tracey said...

Interesting hotels! Love the Railway one. Too funny about the ladies all over the Commercial...was it a brothel at some point?

Magdalena said...

Keep up the good work.