Friday, 11 February 2011

Firehouse


Located in Walker Street, North Sydney, 'The Firehouse Hotel' is an ingenious reuse of an old building. This is happening the world over as more heritage orders are slapped onto buildings in central areas.


The internals here were gutted - including the internal 'pole', which is a shame. But it is a lovely place for a drink with an upstairs deck out the back. My lamb rissotto was delicious as was my $9 glass of Shiraz from the Clare Valley.

15 comments:

Saretta said...

Like the detail shots!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I especially like all the photos of curvy bits in the middle ... a nicely selected group.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Another fan of that middle grouping - gorgeous detail! I especially like the contrast of the ceiling fixture (fan?) against the orange-brown ceiling...

Peter said...

also like the furniture closeups - esp. the light on the chair.

J Bar said...

That's a great reuse of an old building. The old pole could have found a new use with dancers in the new hotel. ;)

Julie said...

*guffaw*

Windsmoke. said...

Very charming indeed :-).

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great collection of photos showing both the details and the big view of this amazing building... Why on earth would they remove the POLE??

G

Around Alice with Mike said...

Love the close-ups. Great composition and lighting.Makes me want to sit around all day and chill out!

Bergson said...

j'adore la photo des différentes courbes
magique

Chwile... said...

Fajne plecionki.

diane b said...

So is it just a facade now?

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photos, Julie. I love the idea of a firehouse becoming a hotel, but I sure wouldn't want the job of dusting all those "curvy bits"! LOL
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

rallentanda said...

Aha...I'm going to North Sydney tomorrow.Trying out that lamb risotto. That chicken shop near Thomas Dux is disgusting...the chickens are undercooked...!
Cheers
Your neighbour
Rallentanda

Julie said...

I tend not to buy takeaway food - too salty and fatty.

Let me know what you think of the lamb risotto. I am off to farewell a queen romorrow.