Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The house that James built.....!


After an appointment with my eye 'saviour' at the  Lions Eye Institute last week we had a drive around Dalkeith, one of Perth's most exclusive suburbs. Spotted sitting atop a hill with what must be a spectacular view across the Swan River is Gallop House built by James Gallop in 1872/77 in the Victorian/Georgian style. Oh la! running up and down those steps a few times a day would be all you'd need to stay in shape oui :) As there was a 'private residence' sign I took these shots from the road, but on Googling for info I discovered that now, as well as being a private residence it's also a museum and open to the public.. I will return and take some shots of the above mentioned spectacular view pour vous .. et pour moi :) Happy middle of the working week, take care and stay safe.....



38 comments:

  1. Ah yes places with lots of stairs.....the natural stair master:) We had several places like that up steep hills and about a million stairs.....can we say heart attack?!:)

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  2. Beautiful old house and those stairs would surely be enough to keep you in shape, but you'd have to be in pretty darn good shape to begin with. Great captures, look forward to seeing more!! Hope your week is off to a good start!! Enjoy!!

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  3. Thank goodness you don't have a winter with snow and ice! Though at least you would be housebound with a view.

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  4. Love the house, not the steps!

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  5. Lovely place top visit, but call an ambulance for me!

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  6. Fascinating building and I love the angle you took on the first photo Grace.

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  7. I love the beautiful iron balcony! But I'm suffering when imagining my poor knee vs all those stairs..

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  8. Pretty place. Looking forward to your return.

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  9. That's a bit of a mixed message: private yet public. :)

    Yep going up and down those stairs would do wonders for my calves.

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  10. Surely there must be another entrance that avoids those steps! That is quite a climb. I wonder how the mail is delivered!

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  11. That's what I need!

    When my best friend married, I was the Maid of Honor. I was also 7 months pregnant. Her soon-to-be FIL had a house in the mountains above a beach. There were 110 steps to climb in high heels, formal attire, clutching a bouquet. We had to practice numerous times and I thought I would die.

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  12. I don't know, that pile of steps looks pretty intimidating.

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  13. It's a beautiful house but, those steps are quite daunting. I don't think I'd want to deliver the mail here.

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  14. Stay in shape or you'll GET in shape!

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  15. House Beautiful James Gallop with that style Victorian / Georgian.
    The stairs remind me of the movie Rocky.
    Spectacular ... I liked.
    Hugs and Kisses.

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  16. Wasn't there once a song, "James, James, hold the ladder steady". Maybe it was this James, he left the ladder outside :} :}

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  17. It's beautiful Grace. And the green suits it perfectly. Looking forward to the view!

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  18. Beautiful house...great butt/legs workout, just getting to the front door!

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  19. It is a beautiful house. I await the photos from your visit.

    Eye problems? That is worrisome. I hope everything is OK.

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  20. It looks wonderful - looking forward to more pics in the future. Hope the eyes are under control, Grace!

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  21. Great house, with perfect symmetry.

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  22. Such a wonderful house in a fabulous location Grace. Hope that you eye appointment went well.

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  23. Those stairs would be a workout.

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  24. I heard on the news that the conference was held in Perth where the British Commonwealth nations agreed to change the succession to the British throne so that the royal family's baby would be treated equally in line of succession regardless of whether the baby is male or female.

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  25. Wouldn't need a gym membership with those stairs Grace!

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  26. Wow, impressive place and the architecture looks splendid. I'm sure the museum worth the exercise! Saludos

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  27. Quite a location but where's the funicular? :-)

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  28. I can imagine myself sitting on the (veranda?)sipping a cold beer...love these old style colonial houses....

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  29. Love your header photo. Looks like my kind of house, too. I'll look forward to the scintillating views in your next shots!

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  30. Oh my! that's a lot of steps and looks like if you want to ... you can climb the ladder when you reach the top. Obviously James Gallop liked Galloping up and down stairs.... i'd be content to sit at the bottom and wait for a lift.

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  31. Beautiful old house...if i would there i won't mind climbing stairs :) because many times i have had climbed such 200 stairs to reach a hilly top. I would share about some day.
    Heart breathing so fast...

    Have a lovely day.

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  32. And I thought living on the second floor was a haul with groceries!!!
    V

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  33. Beautiful home...I'm not sure I could do the stairs...happy you can go back and get more photos of this!

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  34. did you 'saviour' say all is well? lovely shots ...

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  35. I'm breathing hard just thinking about living in that house. Nice pics and thanks for the background info. Very interesting!

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  36. Been awhile since I last visited but am loving this home. It's what I would expect if I visited Australia. A special emphasis on the veranda

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