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Brisbane Busway Doors

Brisbane Busway Doors

I generally do not find anything too interesting about the presence of sliding glass doors.  What makes these doors unique is their placement.

Brisbane Busway Doors
Brisbane Busway Doors

The authorities in the quiet city of Brisbane are so determined to stop tourists and citizens being run over by a bus that they have installed a fence and glass sliding doors on either side of an outdoor pedestrian crossing.

 

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Brisbane City Hall, Australia

Doors of Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City Hall is the pride of the city’s heritage buildings.  When the Hall opened in 1928 it was one of Australia’s most expensive structures. Second only in cost to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The original A£480,000 budget estimated by architects Prentice and Hall blew out to over A£1,000,000.

The building underwent extensive restorations from 2010 to 2013. Most of the original interior features have been kept.

Brisbane City Hall, King George Square Entrance
Brisbane City Hall, King George Square Entrance
Fire Services door with brass fittings
Fire Services door with brass fittings
Clock Tower Elevator, Brisbane City Hall
Clock Tower Elevator door, Brisbane City Hall
Inside the hand driven elevator
Door inside the hand driven elevator
Brisbane City Hall, Anne St Entrance
Brisbane City Hall, Anne St Entrance
Brisbane City Hall, Anne St Entrance
Brisbane City Hall, Anne St Entrance
Door in the foyer
Door in the foyer

Getting to Brisbane City Hall

It is a short walk from Central Station to Brisbane City Hall in King George Square.

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia

Doors of Cape Byron Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Cape Byron stands atop the rugged cliffs near Australia’s most easterly point.

Cape Byron Lighthouse Museum, NSW, Australia
Cape Byron Lighthouse Museum, NSW, Australia

The stark white lighthouse with its ornate crown was constructed in 1901. It contains two lights to warn vessels approaching the rocky coastline at night.

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia

The entrance to the lighthouse still has the original wooden doors with brass fittings and frosted glass panels.

The glass panels in the door carry the insignia of the state of New South Wales (NSW).

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia
Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia

A glimpse of the stairs that lead to the top of the tower can be seen in the glass panel above an interior door as you enter the foyer. To the right of the foyer is a small museum.

Glimpse of the stairs to the top, Cape Byron Lighthouse, NSW, Australia
Glimpse of the stairs to the top, Cape Byron Lighthouse, NSW, Australia

A Sense of Color

Color, Watson's Bay, Australia
Color, Watson’s Bay, Australia

Green Door and Shadow, Sydney

Green Door and Shadow, Redfern , Sydney
Green Door and Shadow, Redfern , Sydney

Blue and Orange, Sydney

Blue and Orange, Surry Hills, Sydney
Blue and Orange, Surry Hills, Sydney

Something’s Fishy, Kiama, Australia

Morning at the Fish Market, Kiama, Australia
Morning at the Fish Market, Kiama, Australia