Last week when we visited the small museum in William St, I also took photos of some of the other lovely old buildings which survived the Bjelke-Petersen Government era of demolishing historic buildings in the name of progress.
Now we are turning towards George St, making our way through Queens Park, which is bordered by William St, Elizabeth and George St. Here's a link to a bit about this park's history.
My fellow Brisbane Blogger, Foto Fantastic, has written a great post about the old Treasury, here.
After this we walked up to the Myer centre (large (ugly) shopping mall built on the site of lots of other (lovely) old buildings) and my SIL and I just had to pop into Lincraft while we were there :-)
|The old State library building. My SIL both spent many hours there researching during our uni days.|
|Looking down the street from the Commissariat Stores to other old state government buildings...I think that these were where the Archives used to be before moving to new premises at Cannon Hill.|
|Another gracious old building across the lane way from the Treasury Casino Hotel|
|The large building is the Treasury, which has been the Treasury Casino for quite a long time now.|
|Another view looking north east where the CBD of Brisbane is situated...|
|The statue of Queen Victoria after whom, the park is named (Queen's Park)|
|While waiting to cross George St at the Elizabeth St intersection, we spotted this sign :-/ lol Read some history of this building at Foto Fantastic's blog here|