Monday, January 28, 2008

9999 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall

The walls of this house are lined with beer bottles! The top narrow part of the bottle has been removed, and only the bottom cylindrical part has been used. I tried to take a closer photo (below) but unfortunately my photography skills are rather poor and I have not been able to get a shot good enough where you can see the bottles clearly. (I could see the bottles by zooming in using Windows Picture Viewer.) I stood across the house on the other side of the street and took the photo. I did not have much time to take the photo and I was feeling pressured because there was a "no paking" sign from where I was taking the photo and there were guards standing there because it is the house of the Chief Justice.

I thought of the title "9999 bottles of beer on the wall" based on the song 99 bottles of beer on the wall, and later while looking at the magnified picture of the house, I saw it has the number "99" on both sides of the gate!! I wonder if the owner knows the song! In front of the gate a rangoli drawing can be seen. Rangoli drawings can be seen in front of most houses, if not in front of the gate, then inside the gate in the yard, and are usually made by the maid servants when they sweep the yard and sprinkle it with water in the morning, but sometimes female members of the family which resides in the house also make the drawings.

The British beer company Cobra Beer was created by a Hyderabadi called Karan Billimoria. Cobra Beer is setting up plants in India now.

Have you ever had Indian beer?

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FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

I'll have to take your word for it because on my screen they look like long shingles. I've seen bottles used in all sorts of ways, but this really is a first for me.

b.c. said...

interesting choice for decor

i haven't tried Indian beer yet but of course you know there's always a first time...

susan said...

give an exact location for this house I'll be in hyderbadlater this year and want to take photos.
Have been following your blog
since discovering you from the GlassLady blog
great photos.

zakscloset said...

funny! nice post!! wow, i cannot believe it's all made out of beer bottles. i would love to see it myself one of these days!

Pat said...

My goodness! What an idea!

I would certainly appreciate your posting a condolence message in my blogs today for the wife of a good blogger friend...


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Gudl said...

That is so cool! It looks great.

Nihal said...

I have seen very creative objects using the caps of beer bottles, especially the ones in the Design Week last year in Sept in Istanbul. However this idea is GREAT! I loved the idea, and would like to try it on my own one day...:) Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Me, being a lover of beer -not alcholic I am, but a social drinker that I am:)- YES I would be interested in trying Indian beer. DO I need to travel in India to drink it;)
We have many imported beers in Istanbul, but not seen any Indian beer yet.

Radman said...

Why beer bottles? It is certainly not attractive. does it have anything to do with energy and temperature control in the house?

Sandy said...

This is SUCH an interesting post. I've seen houses before built of bottles. There is one in an artist town on the central coast of California, town is called Cambria, where there is a guy who built this house out of bottles and odds and ends of trash. But its' very interesting and artistic.

This was a cool post!


Ann (MobayDP) said...

wow. I wonder how and why they came up with that idea? Excellent recycling idea. I wonder if there are any real benefits to doing it?