Hadyn Kiesey
Hadyn Kiesey

Perth Western Australia, Australia

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Medium

Watercolour

Description

I love painting old buildings and the Metropole Hotel at the top of Burt Street in Boulder WA is a corker of a subject. The Metropole was completed in 1899, a grand addition to the many hotels being established in the goldfields in the late 19th century. Today this grand old hotel is a bit sad and sorry. It is presently closed for renovations and now it is up for sale, so the future of this grade two listed building is questionable. I hope my painting evokes interest in its restoration.

Interestingly, under the floor of the main bar is a mine shaft. It was dug by the early miners so that they could have a drink while working in the mine. They were very enterprising gents those early miners! I reckon no other hotel in Australia can boast this unique feature.

My watercolour painting is framed and glazed. The image size measures 41 cm x 26 cm. The framed work measures 58.5 cm x 43.5 cm x 2 cm. On the wall it weighs 1.9kg

TAGS

#Metropole Hotel, #Boulder, #Kalgoorlie goldfields, #Western Australia, #Built 1899, #Renovations, #Australiana, #Architecture, #Federation Style, #Mine shaft in the main bar
(CreativeWork) "Old Farmhouse" Chittering Valley, Western Australia by Hadyn Kiesey. watercolour. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral, Geraldton Western Australia by Hadyn Kiesey. watercolour. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) RMS "Orizaba" Orient Steam Navigation Company by Hadyn Kiesey. watercolour. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) "Confection in Architecture", The Court Hotel, Boulder, Western Australia by Hadyn Kiesey. watercolour. Shop online at Bluethumb.

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