Corinthian Column

From Footscray in the east to Fremantle in the west, Australia's suburbs are dotted with them. You know the ones. The ones with the white colonnades out front. Having first emerged in the early 1950s, and as strong as brick shithouses, most of these abodes survive to this day. And best of all, they're still popping up all over the place! This blog is a tribute to that special kind of Aussie home known as the Mediterranean mausoleum.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Row of columns

Cast from iron, these tall old Corinthians in Fremantle are a bit like the ones immediately below in Kalgoorlie.

Like the Kalgoorlie ones, they were erected in the late 1890s. Unlike the Kalgoorlie ones, they're at the hotel formerly known as The Federal, in William Street.

The Federal is now a faux Irish pub called Rosie O'Grady's. Check the sinister CCTV camera at top of shot. Only a few years ago, these were taboo in lefty old Fremantle. Now they're everywhere and part of the furniture.