Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A castle ruin

A conversation between Ronan, Mr Scott and an old building in Maryborough, read on...

[ Ronan ]

Where do buildings go when they die?

On a site visit to Maryborough recently we discovered a masterpiece. A building of multiple additions clad in layers of corroding corrugated iron fills the landscape like a castle ruin.

Patina - The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use

And they Buy + Sell.

I want one. And so does Michael Scott!

[ Ronan ]

Michael, Any ideas what this building was used for??

[ Michael ]

“Industry! Definitely industry – where fact is stranger than fiction – I love industrial processes expressed in the building form – when the process is stripped out it’s hard to imagine how it worked and why it needed such eccentric architectural expression.”

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Brisbane 1944... mystery photo location?

Attention brisbane history enthusiasts!

We have been sent this intriguing historical photo with the intention of trying to locate where it was taken...

"...I have an old photo of my Dad in 1944 in Brisbane. Can you tell where in Brisbane he is from this photo? Thanks ahead of time. This is genealogical research I am doing. Dad died in August. Any help would be appreciated."

Your contribution would be appreciated! please (comment on this post or) email though to where you think (preferably 99% certain of where) it is.