Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Les Écuries de la Brasserie de Pike au centre-ville: 1886


Quand la 'Brasserie de Pike' a été établie dans les collines d'Adelaide en 1886, les chevaux et les fardiers transportaient les barriques de bière à la ville, à une distance de plus de 20 miles sur des routes pauvres et poussiéreuses.
Quand la production avait été livrée, on étanchait la soif des chevaux, et les chauffeurs (et leur équipage) passaient la nuit sur place, avant d'entreprendre la longue remontée vers Oakbank au petit matin.
Voici l'écurie du terminus d'Adélaïde, 122 ans plus tard. Le bâtiment original a été transformé en résidence.

Pike's Brewery Stables in the City : 1886
When Pike's Brewery was first established in the hills of Adelaide in 1886, the horses and drays would transport the barrels of beer to the city, a distance of over 20 miles along poor and dusty roads.
When the produce had been delivered, the horses, (and the drivers) would need to be watered and put up for the night before attempting the long, uphill climb, back to Oakbank.
Here are the horse stables at the Adelaide end of the trip, 122 years later. It's now a residence within the original building.

10 comments:

Kate said...

It's absolutely wonderful and indeed marvelous what can be done with former old and utilitarian buildings. Who would have thought that architects could turn this stable into the residence you show in your fine photo?!

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dive said...

I do hope they swept them out before putting the tables in, Monsieur B.

claude said...

Ah ! Quand des anciennes écuries deviennet de belles demeures ! C'est un très joli endroit. Il faut toujours préserver le patrimoine.

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lynn said...

Gosh this looks a bit like Fosters on the Docks restaurant in Gloucester. Only a bit smarter downstairs. I do believe it's had a refurb since i've been there though. Lovely!
Interesting history too.

Marie said...

Les couleurs sont trop belles......

lynn said...

Think i've worked out my weirdy photo...!

Gypsy said...

Isn't that beautiful and thanks for the history lesson. I love hearing about how they did things in the old days. My husband and I once stayed at Cherryville Lofts, a B&B in Cherryville, and that's where they used to store the apples. They've still got the hitching post in the living room which was once part of the stables for the horses.

Jilly said...

What a gorgeous conversation. Love to be sitting here drinking a cup of coffee - so much light, those palms, space. Really nice.