Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monkeying around.....!



Built in 1896 in the Federation Filigree style by architect Michael Cavanagh to accommodate prospectors during the WA Gold Rush in the 1890's the Brass Monkey on the corner of James & William St., back then described as 'one of the most lavish' hotels in Perth is these days one of the most photographed hotels in Perth.. it does look pretty  memorable lit up at night don't you think?


... looking good also in reflection.. the Brass Monkey reflected in the New Moon dim sum restaurant! Northbridge is nothing if not diverse! Dim sum is not my favourite but judging from the queues at lunch and dinner it is for many.. are you a 'dim sum'er'?  I haven't been around much this week, Aimee's 30th seems to have stretched from a birthday to a birthweek :) big barbeque today and then it's overs and back to normal (?)! Hope you've had a good week and are all set for an even better weekend, take care.....


37 comments:

  1. A peculiar name for a hotel, and the architectural style is eclectic but very inviting. Terrific building, Grace!

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  2. superbe edifice il n en existe pas de tel ici ;o)

    bon w end !

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  3. Happy Birthdayweek then :-)
    Awww. Miss the Brass. Well, or Perth. It´s people, it´s weather. Happy weekend, Grace!

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  4. What a lovely piece of architecture ; your picture at twilight is very impressive... Great subject of reflection, nice choice for the week !

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  5. What great, colorful captures! I do love the building!! Sounds like such a fun birthday "week" for all of you!! Enjoy your weekend -- camera in hand, of course!!

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  6. Sure has that Aussie feel to it. Great place and photos.

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  7. I can almost feel the nice warm air of Perth radiating through my PC screen. Wonderful. Great shots, as ever.

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  8. Love the hotel! I'm not a big fan of Dim Sum either - too much meat for my taste.

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  9. Love that first shot!

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  10. Quite a place, like the night shot. Strange name though. I haven't had Dim Sum, not sure if they sell it here anyway. I would give it a try at least once though if I could find any.

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  11. Hey, my birthday was yesterday and I didn't get a Birthweek. :-) Anyway that is one cool building!

    Now I have the Beastie Boys song stuck in my head. "Brass monkey, that funky monkey"

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. This looks sort of familiar, have you shown it before or is it merely similar to another hotel? Whatever, I love it!

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  13. It is a fine hotel. We came across a brilliant huge hotel in Queanbeyan. I don't think Melbourne or its suburbs has anything like these, although there are a few in the country.

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  14. What a cool hotel. And not to worry, my wife likes to celebrate birthday month !

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  15. It is also a great piece of architecture... Great shot and Happy Birthweek...

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  16. Can you drink BrassMonkey in the Brass Monkey?
    Sure is a neat looking place.

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  17. Love the distinct architecture! And a pretty distinctive name to boot.I do love certain types of dim sum, but it has to be really fresh and well-made:) (I like birthweeks too!)

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  18. Is it still a working hotel? It looks fabulous but not altogether, um, peaceful.

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  19. The Brass Monkey is a lovely building. I'm not a fan of Dim sum either!

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  20. What a great hotel!!!

    As for Dim Sum...I can't get past that weird doughy stuff...

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  21. These are great and so colorful Grace.

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  22. I recall walking past there on my last visit! Seems I must be one of the few not to photograph it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. I like those old buidlings with the balconys.

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  24. That hotel is quite remarkable. I'd love to catch some photos of it. I LOVE dim sum but don't get it very often. You really need at least three or four people to take the best advantage. I tried it by myself once and you only get one or two things before you are filled up.

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  25. It is a great, classic building, except for the FOX network sign.

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  26. great pictures....looks like a fantastic hotel.

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  27. It sure is a great building to photograph but doesn't it make you mad the way they drape adds all over these lovely buildings.Great reflections, I would be keen to try dim sums

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  28. Grace, your photographs just keep getting better and better! The second photo is so interesting.

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  30. What an awesome looking building. It looks like some of the buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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