Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Photo a Day 41 - Tuesday - Barns, Rubbish and Our World

For Our World Tuesday, Rubbish Tuesday and The Barn Collective  this week I am posting a photo of a hop kiln -  one of only two remaining hop kilns in South Australia. It is situated just a little way out of the township of Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills.

Lobethal was established in 1842 by 18 German Lutheran families and their pastor - Pastor Fritzschke. For more information on the history of Lobethal try the link here.





This hop kiln was originally built in 1860 by August Muller on Neudorf Road.  The original kiln burnt down in 1860, but was rebuilt in 1900 using the same blueprint as before.

The photo below, although not very clear shows the original hop kiln - the building on the right. It was rebuilt slightly to the west (left) of the original one. You can see the hops  growing in the foreground. The road is now bitumen and i drive along it every day.





Liz Needle  -  linking with "Rubbish Tuesday"  and "The Barn Collective" and "Our World Tuesday". .

7 comments:

  1. WHAT A LOVELY OLD BUILDING AND THANKS FOR THE LINK WHICH I WILL GO ON LATER. I HAVE AN ART APPRECIATION CLASS COMING SOON SO NO TIME AT PRESENT.

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  2. Interesting mix of materials used on this one. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  3. Interesting building! Learn something new every day :)

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  4. I saw this the other day, but didn't get to comment...I would love to see a bigger version of that old photo. I just simply love old photos. And I like the one you took.

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  5. Very interesting structure. Thanks for linking this week at The Barn Collective.

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