Designed by Australian architect and artist, George Henry Male Addison (1857-1922), Albert Street Uniting Church was completed in 1889.
The warmth of the terracotta bricks of this Victorian Gothic Revival church contrasts beautifully against the blue sky, reflected in the glazed building behind.
Situated near a busy intersection where Roma Street meets Ann Street. It shares a link to the past under City Hall’s watchful eye, located diagonally across King George’s Square.
Late afternoon in Morningside.
Yellow and purple-blue jacarandas
Stand, in contest on Kates Street.
Puffed up in show of flower bells,
Attracting bees to plunder, and
Springtime passers by, to wonder
At the temporary beauty beheld.
Lazy limbs and bones,
Sluggish to the core.
Stagger, twist and swing
T’ward unknown purpose, all
Insatiable appetite for flesh,
Undiscerning, rich or poor.
Reproductive feedings, leaving
Swathes of blood and gore.
Horrors of imagination conjured in name of fun.
Back to real life, it’s all basking in the Sun!
Thoughts ….. float ….. forth.
Unconsciously conjured from etheric darkness. Transmuting into gems, to be raked, graded and sequenced.
Repeated until magnum opus’ in hand;
In comparison, soft speakers mouth and utter.
Unheard messages left fading
….. into….. soulful….. silence.
I have been walking past the most glorious yellow flowering trees for the last few weeks.
It turns out they are a variety of jacaranda! Spring in Brisbane, I highly recommend it.
ANZAC Square, Brisbane.
Looking north-west from the Adelaide Street side of Post Office Square towards Central Station, facing Ann Street. The Sofitel Hotel on Turbot Street provides a backdrop.
The statue in the centre of the photo is a memorial to Queenslanders who fought during the Second Boer War, 1899–1902.
The memorial features a life-size Queensland Mounted Infantryman. It was sculpted by James Laurence Watts from 1912 to 1919. It is also known as Boer War Memorial and The Scout.
We often pass this house, on our walks with Stan. According to onthehouse.com.au, it sits on a 405m2 block of land, and has a compact 71m2 footprint. Being built in 1900 the house has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a car space.I particularly like the window hoods along the side of the building.
Yesterday, we noticed this cute weather board cottage has now been leased.
On Wednesday morning, a spur of the moment decision led us to journey 90 minutes north to the Sunshine Coast. The trip yielded picture postcard perfect views.
Revisiting Mooloolaba was the aim. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar.
On the way home, we stopped in neighbouring Buddina to experience the pristine beach.
Nature in action, Grosvenor Street, Balmoral, Brisbane. The orange and green of these bird of paradise flowers show how well seconday colours compliment each other.
The deep blue water of Moreton Bay at sunset. It appears to rise up above the level of Walnut Street, Wynnum, Brisbane.