Saturday, November 12, 2016

Brass Monkeys..



Reflection of the Brass Monkey.. formerly the Great Western Hotel, on the corner of William and James St. in Northbridge. Built during the gold rush in 1896 in the Federation Filigree style it was considered one of the most lavish hotels built during that period.. shouldn't those monkeys be made of gold, not brass :) Now it's a local favourite in Northbridge, I've had a shandy or two there myself on a hot summers day :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe...


26 comments:

  1. You seem to have captured more than one reflection with your photo.

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  2. Hello from N. Ireland! What a grand 'golden' age hotel! Great reflection!
    Best wishes
    Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the reflection; what a grand hotel! I wonder what the rooms are like...

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  4. What a grand old looking place, Grace. Love those reflections too. Looks far too warm though. Are you familiar with the expression, "Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey?" - or is that a British thing? (It originated in the Royal Navy).

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  5. Lovely hotel and I love this reflection.

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  6. Ficou fantástico o reflexo.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
    Andarilhar

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  7. What a wonderful building, Grace!

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  8. Haven't been to our South East put seen photo of building like that there.
    Coffee is on

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  9. Old buildings much better than the new.

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  10. That is a grand looking hotel. It must look incredible inside.

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  11. 'Grand' is the word that came up with me too. Imagine the stories it could tell..

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  12. A grand and cool refuge on a hot day.

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  13. That is a wonderful looking hotel. Looks like it could be from an American western movie.

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  14. And noes the neighboring building have a spa for people with a lisp?

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  15. A stately buildign. And the reflection colours and light and shadow are so pretty.

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  16. A very nice reflection of a special corner building.

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  17. If I saw a photo of this place without any explanation, I'd guess it was in Australia. There is just something about that style that seems true to that location.

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  18. Do you know what they say about brass monkeys here in the Great White North?

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  19. Ingo says, sitting by my side: The Brass is a fun place and yummy.
    I have to add the bar-keeper looks like Speaker of the Muppets :-)
    Hmmm... we´ll enjoy soon.

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  20. The hotel is handsome and one that sparks a little bit of envy in your viewers. Who wouldn't want to be a guest here?!

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  21. Brass Monkey. Reminds me of the whiskey I used to drink in Montana.

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  22. I love the reflection! Looks like a nice place to walk around.

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