Sunday, April 15, 2007

A scandal of Tudorbethan proportions!

I've unwittingly outted myself.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Mock a block

This week, I draw you attention to that most expensive of all Westralian locales - Dalkieth.

Chocked full of jumped-up Anglophiles, the suburb naturally has its fair share of Mock Tudor McMansions.

Dalkieth Plaza, built I would guess in the 1980s, shows us that forelock-tugging to the mother-country is still frustratingly prevalent down by the banks of the antipodean Swan.


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tudor fat

This structure on Stirling Highway runs a close second to Western Australia's most famous Mock Tudor, London Court in Perth's CBD.

Officially dubbed the Renkema Buildings [sic] in 1937 (and isn't it indeed renk [sic]), the insides of this Faux-Elizabethan have the honour of hosting the original Bibik Chan's - a Malaysian restaurant and Perth institution, which now has half-a-dozen outlets across the metro area.

The architecture's abysmal. But the Rendang is sublime.


Monday, April 09, 2007

There's something mockin' in Denmark

While not to my taste, this is certainly one of the better-proportioned Tudorbethans in my pictorial compendium.

Snapped on Saturday in Denmark, 400km SSE of Perth, the home has magnificent views back to 400-metre high Mt Lindesay.

(Note, due to the weathered nature of our land, we Orstralians give the name "mountain" to any pile of dirt loftier than a termite-mound).