Saturday, February 7, 2009

Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Other Old Customs

This is Customs House shining in the early morning sun. It opened in 1886 and was a functioning Customs House for 102 years. Now it is a functioning functions house owned by the University of Queensland. You can have a fancy meal here, go on a free tour (sundays) or even get married here. Like so many of Brisbane's Colonial buildings, it stands out against a background of glass and steel. And of course a foreground of the mighty Brisbane River.


Anonymous said...

I can't recall how many "ex-colonial" cities I have visited in my travels, but I have been to places as diverse as Mumbai and Mombasa and found some great buildings.

Whatever your views on British colonialism at least we left some great architecture behind!

Jane Hards Photography said...

For me the golden light id beautiful

Anonymous said...

immense as usual cara!
really nice use of the light and the river, makes for an excellent effect xx

Annie said...

ah, the Customs House, yes, very nice. Thanks for sharing the best bits of Brissie.


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