The gold mining town of Kalgoorlie had its boom years towards the end of the 19th century when many magnificent and richly ornamented buildings were erected. Being a ming town many or the most ornate building were hotel, of course, to satisfy the thirst of the miners, especially in such a remote and dry area. Water had to be, and still is, piped hundreds of kilometres from near Perth.
This is one of the most ornate of the pubs - the Exchange Hotel.
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emka (64144) 2013-10-05 23:36
Hi ioan, you show amazing places from Australia, not many people visited these parts. fantastic example of colonial architecture. Life must be very difficult there, on the desert. Water from Perth, incredible. Splendid presentation.
gus72 (3392) 2013-10-12 17:02
Hi Ian !!
some years ago you presented a series of Australian Pubs ....... well this Pub is one of the best...... original style and very good beer !!!
Very well captured.
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Road trip to Western Australia
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 22:47