For practical purposes the building has double entrances – from the town and from the river.  So no matter from which direction you approach she always look beautiful.

Cornice and colonnade detail.

From the river

Pilasters, river side and street side.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

The Lion and the Unicorn.

Interior stairwell and the coffered ceiling in the Long Room show the attention to detail that has gone into the restoration of this building.

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3 Responses to “Brisbane Customs House”

  1. The Wanderlust Gene

    Beautifully shot, Paul. I particularly like seeing it from the river, nestled between those great glass leviathans and holding its own – mostly I admit because of its beautiful copper crown. I’ve got a soft spot for this lovely building – i had hopes of working there, running events, when I went to live in Brisbane to be near my parents, back in 1998.

    • Paul Dean

      Thank you TWLG. For me, of all the historical buildings in Brisbane the ‘Customs House’ is the gem. And the work that has gone into the restoration makes it sparkle.


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