Love the white deatil. Pity it's occupied in part by a 7/11...
Older buildings are so much prettier than the modern ones..Have a nice day Bill..Costas
If you are interested, I have posted some info on this building here:http://www.yourbrisbanepastandpresent.com/search/label/BAFS
Thank you 'the photo'fanatic'for that information. I remember there was also a similar building in Fortitude Valley.
I love the old buildings. I suppose they are harder to heat or cool or whatever, but they have so much more character.Lindahttp://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
There was a time when I only used BASF tapes. Now I use nobody's tapes, it's all discs now.
How cute are the older buildings squeezed in among the newer, younger, bigger guys on the block!
To Bruce, I don't think the BASF tapes were from the same people, as 'the foto'fanatic' pointed out, this was the Brisbane and Surround Friendly Society, they used to run Chemist shops.
It's such a pity that so many old buildings have been replaced with these glass boxes ! In Brussels too ! They have demolished whole districts in the 60th and it looks so ugly now. And now they do it the other way around, they safe what is safable, even if it's only a front wall ! But it is too late, the damage has been done.
It is always interesting to see the contrasts of old and new. And the foto fanatics historical background was very interesting.
BAFS is the acronym for Benevolent Association of Friendly Societies. This organisation was founded as a way for the less well off people to access cheaper medicines. My Great Grandfather, Andrew Spink was a founding member and lived at this site before this building was built in 1885.