Sunday, July 19, 2009

Brisbane's Colonial Cottage Architecture

It's always fun to see how people in warm climates deal with "winter" weather. I was actually impressed by how reasonable the inhabitants of Brisbane, Australia were in July. No ridiculously large scarves or warm coats, like you might see in LA in 50 degree weather. The architecture, however, was a different story. Brisbane has a great collection of Victorian cottages that were clearly built by people who showed up in summer and couldn't imagine it would ever get cold. One of which was the very cute guest house where I stayed:

Some of the porches were clearly glassed in or boarded up for winter.

But others retained their wide open aspect, with nice deep verandas to enjoy the hilltop views.