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Walter Taylor Bridge Tour

I always wanted to see the Walter Taylor Bridge and its apartments in pylons. And since we were staying in Indooroopilly in December (you can read the history of the suburb here and here) I thought it’s a great opportunity to do this. A few weeks ago I organised a tour with Brisbane Greeters and through my... Read more »
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Samford Village Heritage Trail

Last week on Instagram I took you to Samford Village in Moreton Bay region, north-west of Brisbane. Probably the first European settler in the Samford district was Archibald Young whose application to lease land in the area to run cattle was accepted in 1855 and he called it Samford Run. Below are photos from a walk I... Read more »
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Heritage walk along the bay at Sandgate

Last week on Instagram I shared photos of some of the heritage buildings on Flinders Parade at Brighton and Sandgate Foreshore. There are more buildings with character yet I focused on those listed on Brisbane and Queensland Heritage Registers. Also, at the bottom of the post, you can find an interactive map with all of the... Read more »
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The Tweed Valley heritage drive

In my last post, I shared a history of the Tweed Valley region, you can read it here. Today, I'm going to write about Tweed Valley heritage places we visited during the weekend. Tweed Valley Map [] Bilambil and Terranora We stayed in a village Bilambil, which name according to the Geographical Names Board of NSW derived... Read more »
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Brisbane Open House 2015 – Day 2

Today I will share with you my second day at Brisbane Open House 2015. I wrote about the event in my previous post here. On Saturday I was volunteering at the Museum of Brisbane and didn’t have much time to explore heritage treasures, so my Sunday list was quite busy. Did you know that the Commissariat Store... Read more »
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Brisbane Open House 2015 – Day 1

At the beginning of October there was a feast for heritage and architecture lovers. The Brisbane Open House weekend was held for the 6th time this year and it gets bigger every year with over 90 buildings participating this time. The concept of opening buildings to public started in London in 1992 “as a small, not-for-profit organisation to... Read more »