Saturday, December 5, 2009

His and Hers Queenslanders


Queenslander houses, made mostly from wood, are about as fire-prone and termite-prone as houses can get, they're hot in the summer, chilly in the winter with no soundproofing... but it doesn't stop Queenslander people being fiercely loyal to them. You don't really see them being built any more but there are thousands around town in various states of repair from lovingly restored to falling apart. No matter where they are on the scale, they really have an unmistakeable character and charm.

9 comments:

carol said...

your pictures are fabulous

johnny said...

Son casas donde viven la gente pobre o marginada?

shaker said...

Great colours ! Amazing !

cara said...

Thanks so much Carol and Shaker!

Johnny- Lo siento, mi Espanol es muy mal! En Ingles:

It depends where the house is and if it is rented. Much like any other dwelling, you get all sorts of people living in them.

Thanks for visiting!

Leif Hagen said...

I like especially the vibrant colors! Charming houses!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

These have a charm that no ,odern housing could possibly duplicate sine age is a part of it. Wonderful post!

Annie said...

Actualy they used to be built up off the ground for airflow...to make them cooler in summer....and well, Queensland doesn't really have much of a winter now, does it, really?

Yes, not particularly fireproof or termite proof, grant you that!

Dawn said...

I've been hopping, skipping, and jumping around photo blogs and managed to find yours. (Either through Julie's or through Dublin's Daily one; I forget now). Anyway, I absolutely love this picture! The colors are so vivid, and it exhibits a somewhat-claustrophobic coziness.

Evelyn Howard said...

Really colourful and lots of character. Great photo.

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