Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Final Post

Hi Bloggers. I have lost interest in posting a daily blog, so this is my last post. To all those who have visited this blog over the years, thank you very much. I have valued your comments. I will still continue my main blog when something exciting is worth posting and I will still endeavour to visit my favourite sites.
My regular blog is billsponderings All the best wishes to you all.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Clem 7 Tunnel Ventilation Stack

This is one of the two ventilation stacks of the Clem 7 Cross City Tunnel. This is the northern one, There is another one neat the south portal. A lot of people think they look ugly.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Award winning Nursery

We went to lunch the other day at one of Brisbane's icons, Nielsen's Native Nursery at Loganholme. They have a fantastic restaurant/coffe shop and we often go there for lunch, so this time I took my camera with me.
Waterfall display - Can you spot the lizard?

It's a beautiful water dragon

An honour for Nielsen's

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Library mural

A few days ago I showed you the John Oxley Library. This is the annex with it's famous mural by Victorian artist Linsay Edwards. There are plans afoot to re-develop the entire area to be known as North Bank which will most likely see both these buildings disapear.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A block of units at Scarborough

This block of units is located at Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula north Brisbane.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Springwood Bus Terminal

A few years ago, the State Government built Busways to remove buses from the public roads. This has greatly improved public transport especially from outer suburbs. To make access to the bus stations, these overpasses were built including lifts. This is the Springwood overpass in Logan City.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

John Oxley Library

The State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library opened in 1934 and is responsible for collecting, managing and providing access to material that documents Queensland's history, development and cultural life.
The Library is used by a diverse range of researchers including academics, the media, students, government departments, historians and interested members of the general public.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stanthorpe Post Office

One of the major building of historical interest is the Post Office in the centre of town. Built by the Government Architect in 1901 it has a commanding position on the main street and its front is decorated by the British coat of arms. It is a good example of Edwardian Classical design with arched windows and a very ornamental ceiling.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rainbow Beach Coolangatta

Rainbow Beach looking north, taken Saturday morning. 9.00am

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rainbow Beach Coolangatta

Rainbow Beach at Coolangatta yesterday morning 9.00AM with Snapper Rock

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Children Playscape

This piece of art is situated at Brisbane North Shore Development, a park in Hamilton on the Brisbane River. Unfortunately I am unable to find out anything about the art or the artist.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Queen Victoria

This statue of Queen Victoria is outside the Treasury Hotel in George Street.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Treasury Hotel 2

Following from yesterday, this is a view of the Treasury Hotel crom the casino.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Treasury Hotel

Conrad Treasury Hotel in Brisbane used to be the Lands Administration Building. It is situated next to the Casino and today houses the accomodation rooms for visitors to the casino.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Mansions 2

Following from yesterday's post, here is another angle of this 1889 built remarkable building.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Mansions

The Mansions is a heritage listed set of six three-storied terrace houses located on the corner of George Street and Margaret Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The building is significant because few terrace houses were ever built in Brisbane and even fewer remain intact today.

They were built during the Victorian era in 1889 for residential use. The classic Italian design was created by G.H.M Addison using plain red bricks. Cat sulptures on the building's parapet were rendered in New Zealand limestone.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Queensland Club

This is the very exclusive Queensland Club corner George and Alice Streets Brisbane

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010


This cannon is outside the Treasury Hotel in George Street

Friday, October 8, 2010

Rooftop Jazz

This rooftop (awning really) Jazz ensemble is in George Street

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Intercontinental Hotel

The Intercontinental Hotel at the end of George Street was built in 1884.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Brisbane 1974 Flood Marker

In 1974, Brisbane experienced one of the worst floods in history. On Australia Day, January 29th cyclone Wanda came down from North Queensland and turned into a rain depression, causing flood levels to rise to the highest levels. 14 people lost their lives, 700 houses were completely destroyed and more than 5,000 people were left homeless.
This flood marker is the the Botanical Garden in the city.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Stairway to George Street

Monday, October 4, 2010


This modern sculpture called Confluence by Artist Daniel Templema stands outside the Brisbane magistrates Court in Turbot Street.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

We ended up in Court Yesterday

We ended up in court yesterday! OK, settle down... It was Open Day at the new Magistrates Court in Brisbane, so we jumped on a train to Roma Street in the city and walked up George Street for the tour at 10 o'clock. One of the architects who designed the building acted as our guide and took us through the building including a couple of court rooms

An impressive entrance from George Street

One of the court rooms

What the magistrate sees

The witness stand

The dock behind double glass

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stanthorpe Weir

Diane took that shot of a weir while on her morning walk when we visited Stanthorpe.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ford Ute (Pick up in the US)

This ute pulled up while we were walking through Stanthorpe, unfortunately the driver entered a building before I could ask him for details (year of make etc).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mosaic Panel in Stanthorpe

We came across this mosaic panel in the centre of Stanthorpe. I didn't see any description of what it represents, maybe someone can help us.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The brass monkey

I am sure you have all heard the saying about the brass monkey and his balls. Observed at Stanthorpe yestarday the famous brass monkey, probably because IT CAN get cold at Stanthorpe in winter

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How do you like this building???

How do you like this building at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast? I'll tell you afterwards if I like it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Breakfast Creek Clock Tower

The complex where this clock tower stands is about to be re-developed. Not sure if the new design will incorporate the old clock tower.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Granny with kids

Observed at a local park, grandma took the grandkids to feed the ducks.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Queensland's first Government House is located at Garden Points within the grounds of the University of Technology, at the end of George Street in Brisbane. The building was constructed for Queensland Governor Sir George Bowen and his wife, Lady Diamantina Bowen. The governor and his family moved into the building in April 1862. In 1910, the building was considered too small for the governor mainly because it lacked a ballroom, so the then governor Sir William MacGregor moved his family into the new Government House Fernberg at Paddington.
Old Government House in Queensland

Formore information on this beautiful building,

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Works Building

The Public Works Building spans Margaret Street. This picture was taken from George Street

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Queensland Parliament Building

Queensland's Parliament Building at the bottom of George Street where a bunch of people come up with decisions that affect our lives, not always smart ones.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Jazz in Queen Street

We went into town for lunch with Colin (HB) at the Harlequin Restaurant Central Station. On the way there we saw these two jazz musicians basking in Queen Street. I was immediately intrigued by the piccolo trumpet one was playing.
They were producing a beautiful jazz number while we were there

Piccolo trumpet in b-flat

As a trumpet player myself, I was admiring the piccolo trumpet