Friday, 5 May 2006

Three wise monkeys


Pub on the corner of George and Liverpool Streets. The Australasian Bank branch was established on this site in 1879 and the current building dates from 1886. It was a bank until 1998.

The building is a good example of Victorian Italianate architecture.

Many bank branches have closed in the past few years, and all the while the banks have been making massive profits.

I think the "Three Wise Monkeys" may have been equally appropriate for its former life as a bank, too!

7 comments:

  1. Beatiful and impressive site for a pub and much more useful than a bank. Ha, "Chase" the Three Wise Monkeys

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  2. les ptits singes ils sont cool ceux la...

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  3. I love old buildings like this one...shows character of the city!

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  4. beautiful building and the monkeys sure steal the shot

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  5. this so reminds me of England.We also have so many bank buildings that are now pubs or cafes,and they are all really lovely buldings.I love the 3 monkeys!!

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  6. It's sooo cool to turn a bank into a pub. I don't think we have that in Germany... but we definitely should start!

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  7. Interesting choice for a bank- the 3 wise monkeys. Wonder if they did a lot of money laundering.

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