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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2011, 12:29 
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Palace Hotel Brisbane.

Note the sympathetic cream brick addition

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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2011, 13:13 
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What the hell is that cream brick addition?

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I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that is an exposed elevator core. You can see the two storey extension to the rear built around the 1940s, the elevator would be the only way to access it.

I like this building, known as the "People's Palace" but its never really blown me away. Its a bit too over the top Federation style for me. Not to mention its reputation as the place for sleazy guys to pick up easy backpackers ... THe Bellevue was a much more elegant precedent.

Here's an old photo from the State Library of QUeensland without the intrusive extensions and the ugly towers surrounding it.
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THe post probably belongs in Beyond Victoria anyway.


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Madrid! I discovered her while walking around Knox Street - Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD last weekend!

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An interesting shopfront on Church Street, Parramatta, in western Sydney:

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PostPosted: 31 Dec 2012, 11:01 
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williampitt wrote:
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that is an exposed elevator core. You can see the two storey extension to the rear built around the 1940s, the elevator would be the only way to access it.

I like this building, known as the "People's Palace" but its never really blown me away. Its a bit too over the top Federation style for me. Not to mention its reputation as the place for sleazy guys to pick up easy backpackers ... THe Bellevue was a much more elegant precedent.

Here's an old photo from the State Library of QUeensland without the intrusive extensions and the ugly towers surrounding it.
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THe post probably belongs in Beyond Victoria anyway.


It is indeed part of the elevator workings. I stayed here in 2004 in one of the single rooms across the roof. A surprisingly nice breeze kept the room cool during the evenings, even in a Brisbane summer. As far as backpacker hostels go, it was quite good, though parts inside were looking a bit worse for wear.


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