Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A thing or two.

It landed on the clothes line in the caravan park in Rockhampton, luckily I had the camera out of his carry bag and ready to shoot.
It's the Kookaburra.





The Heritage Hotel was built in 1898 and it's address is Quay Street.  The Hotel was closed for two years and re-opened in June 2017. Previous names Old Colonial Hotel and Commercial Hotel.
For those interested in the History of the Hotel have placed a link [here].


41 comments:

  1. I LOVE the lace on that Hotel, it's so beautiful. Did the Kookaburra laugh at you?

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    1. No, that Kookaburra just sat there till photo was taken then flew off. Gorgeous lattice, stood out well.

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  2. When I was a girl we sang a song at summer camp, "Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh kookaburra laugh kookaburra, gay your life must be." Now I know what a kookaburra looks like!

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  3. El ave, se te ha puesto a tiro, para que lo fotografiaras. Yo creo que quería salir en tu blog.

    Me gusta las hermosas rejas de la terraza del hotel. Tienen un artísstico trabajo de artesanado.

    Besos

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    1. Not always easy to get a good photo of a Kooaburra with my camera.
      Beautiful work on the wrought iron.

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  4. Wonderful old hotel with architecture in a grand style - and what a bonus to have the Kookaburra come and visit.

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    1. Was surprised to see the bird there.
      Newly painted was the hotel.

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  5. wow it sounds love I heard on Andrew's blog.

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  6. I love the lace-like grill work. Nice pictures. I wish I had a pet kookaburra. I'd have serenade a neighbor at 2am. :)

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    1. The work is fabulous there is a name for it out it eludes me at the moment. Gosh that would be noisy with a kookaburra.

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    1. They are indeed and we don't always see them when travelling but this year we did see many.

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  8. Well done capturing a great photo of the kookaburra!
    The fine wrought metalwork railings are like lace! So amazing & beautiful!

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    1. The wrought iron is excellent, stood out.
      Thanks re Kookaburra.

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  9. The hotel has class. From you photos it reminds of a Mississippi River boat.

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    1. Oh yes I expect the hotel does as I have seen in photos all the fancy work on the boats that sail down the Mississippi River.

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  10. aren't kookaburras the best birds? you were lucky to have the camera at the ready. i swear i heard one a while ago but when i went outside i couldn't find him. my sil used to feed them. they would come and sit on her fence and wait for their mince meat. that hotel is gorgeous, i love the old lacework. i bet it was lovely inside too

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    1. I really like Kookaburras as we don't see them often here anymore because we have no bush behind us as we once did.
      Interesting regarding your sister in law feeding them, that was nice of her.
      Beautiful Hotel.

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  11. An interesting colonial style hotel...........I presume ( you should never presume) that the hotel is back in business. Such a pity that country hotels
    like this one have been forced into liquidation.
    You know where you can lay the blame for this at!

    I have never heard of a kookaburra being kept as a pet. Somehow I am sure that these wild birds would die from caging..........they are a free spirit and anyhow they are darn near everywhere for people to see and appreciate in their native state. Here where I now live kookaburras are everywhere.......they seem to "laugh" even at night from all the road lights etc. Some days a flock of them make such a racket you need ear-plugs!
    I've had a pair on my porch making themselves quite at home but I am not too happy with their generous gifts from their bowels! ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Yes that hotel is back in business that's why it looks so good on the outside, one couldn't help but not miss it as the white stood out.
      Ha! Yes, I presume rather a mess then after being on your porch, that's one of the down sides to birds/animals.
      Oh it's hard to believe that people try to keep them as pets, not a nice thing to do.

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  12. What a beautiful hotel, facade like lace.
    A big hud to you.

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    1. It is a lovely hotel - thanks for the hug and to you too.

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  13. This architecture is really elegant. I am glad this hotel reopened.

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  14. Nice hotel with all these special figures.
    Wonderful shot of the bird.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Very fancy is that hotel, don't always see one that lavish in style.
      Thanks re bird photo.

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  15. The hotel is very beautiful with its ornate and intricate lace work.

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  16. AMAZING shot of kookaburra dear Margaret!

    this hotel is really charming ,fences look like brilliant quilt to me ,so pretty indeed!

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