Monday, October 18, 2010

A dirth of Royals

Royal Victoria Hotel, Beltana now a private residence


South Australia doesn’t seem to have Royal Hotels like those found in nearly every town in New South Wales so I didn’t add many to my collection.  This was one of just two Royalish hotels I found.

4 comments:

  1. It's interesting to note the different popular names for landmarks - there are a lot of 'Commercial' Hotels, and have also seen a few 'Criterion' Hotels! Some of our forbears didn't have much imagination ...

    Happy travels!

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  2. SUch a handsome building. How on earth did you know it had been a 'royal'?

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  3. I knew it had been a Royal because the whole town is very well signposted with historic information.

    Red, it is interesting how the same names pop up time and time again. In the case of the NSW Royals I think they were stopping points for the Royal Mail.

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