Thursday, August 03, 2006

Gawler - colonial architecture

Gawler used to be a railroad town. Both of the cottages in this post overlook the railway line on its way to Gawler Central station. This one is a fairly simple example of old colonial housing - solid and functional:
This is a rear view of a cottage facing King Street. There's a stop sign just in front of it, and to its left is the bridge over the line as it pulls into Gawler Central. I like it because it shows some of the ideosyncratic design features that lie behind the stolid exteriors of most colonial architecture.

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