Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Quay Street Rockhampton, Queensland

Quay Street in Rockhampton runs beside the Fitzroy River and it's where most of the old buildings are.
In 2016 the street was being renewed and cars were not permitted along that way, only the people that worked in the buildings, 2017 it was finished so we were lucky to be able to drive and park in Quay Street.


The Custom House built in 1899 to 1900












32 comments:

  1. De los edificios que has fotografiados, el de la primera imagen es el que me llama más la atención.

    Besos

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  2. There are some very handsome buildings. The customs house is very grand.

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  3. You just have to wonder if the people who built these ornate buildings considered the temperature of the tropics? I guess that is one reason that they have such high ceilings in most cases.............air to circulate.
    I bet there are air conditioners going 50 to the dozen from September till late
    April.....AGL, Origin and Energy Australia would be ecstatic with the outcomes!

    I'll have a little talk to my Terrigal Kookaburras and tell them to send a message to their Launceston Cousins - ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Back then there was no air conditioning, the places they had come from were mostly cold places and the ceilings would have been high so hence they built the same in Rockhampton and other places in Australia.
      Look at some of the old houses with their really pitched roofs for the snow -- no snow in those areas but they learnt as time went on.

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    2. But.... the high pitched roofs helped to cool the rooms below, as did the high ceilings. Hot air rises, dissipates into the ceiling/roof cavity allowing cooler air to enter the room via windows and doors. With a lazily turning fan to circulate the air, it was quite effective.

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  4. I really like these colonial buildings! You've captured them very well...

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    1. Thank you. Always good to see them mostly top condition.

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  5. I love the architecture of those buildings. Great photography as always M. xo hugs G

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  6. May dis Valentine bless uz wid da cupid of love & warmth of romance.
    Happy Valentines Day my dear!
    Ryoma.

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  7. All buildings looks beautiful! They doesn't seem to be old buildings...

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    1. Probably not that old by some people's standards but old to we Australians.

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  8. Bewautiful buildings, especially first one, superb.

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    1. It's magnificent the first one, really stands out and wants to be noticed.

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  9. The pastel colours are so pretty in the sunshine and I do love verandas and balconies.

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  10. This is a city I would like to visit. Very different to what I am used to.

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    1. Australia is very different from other countries, different in so many ways.

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  11. Magnificent old buildings that must be cared for and must remain forever.

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    1. They must remains as all those types of buildings no matter where in Australia, they are part of our history.

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  12. this is nice that you were allowed to enter the street and what marvelous buildings!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing dear friend!!!

    you know so well how to capture the perfect photos of such building which display their beauty and uniqueness amazingly

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