Looking at the Brisbane City Library from across the rive at Qld Art Gallery.
Naval Building - Edward Street.
|Smellie and Co Edward Street 1895 AD|
One of Brisbane's oldest buildings is the Smellie & Co building at the bottom of Edward St. It dates back to the 1860s, when the RR Smellie & Co foundry was established in Alice St. A burgeoning Brisbane ensured that the firm grew, and by 1882, it had become Smellie & Co, a hardware and machinery retailer..
|Moreton Bay fig in Brisbane Botanic Gardens|
The Moreton Bay Fig is a rainforest tree, and in that habitat it can be a 'strangler fig' - with it's seed setting high in the canopy and it's roots reaching right down to the ground, eventually growing to a stage that strangle it's host and stands alone. It can grow to 50m with wide buttressed roots.