Coffee @ Jimmy’s On The Mall – Brisbane 4000.
Jimmy’s On The Mall is located in the busy pedestrian Queen Street Mall. The recent multimillion dollar refurbishment has resulted in an elegant eye catching two storey café/restaurant/bar.
Jimmy’s has enormous street appeal; it is striking by day and beautiful at night. Open on all sides, and open 24 hours a day, Jimmy’s is the ideal spot for people watching and taking in the city’s atmosphere. The light coloured marble floors, table tops, brass and timber finishes and furniture, look fantastic against the vertical garden feature walls.
Whilst the coffee was very nice, Jimmy’s On The Mall is, without a doubt, all about the architecture and the location.
NOW & THEN around Brisbane CBD.
Brisbane was established as a penal colony for British convicts sent from Sydney. By the late 1830s the convict settlement, located in the area known today as the Central Business District (CBD), was abandoned and the area was opened to free settlers.
The existing CBD grid plan was laid out by 1843, however Brisbane remained a colony of New South Wales until 1859. By the 1860s, Brisbane was thriving and Queen Street emerged as the commercial centre. Brisbane experienced a financial boom in the 1880s, at which time many grand structures were constructed.
Brisbane played a prominent role in the defence of Australia during the Second World War. The city became home to thousands of American and Australian serviceman.
Today Brisbane is a vibrant modern city with parks, public squares and several beautiful historic buildings.
A photographic record of my visit to Brisbane CBD, QLD
Recently, the CBD of Brisbane has seen the construction of many modern high rise buildings and the redevelopment of public areas. The following images highlight how some of the city’s older building stock has been incorporated into these new developments.
The land on which The Cathedral of St.Stephen sits was first designated for church purposes in 1847. The foundation stone of the cathedral was laid in December 1863. Over the years there have been numerous alterations and additions to the precinct. The images below showcase the modern additions on the heritage listed site.
The Central Business District of Brisbane falls within the local government area of Brisbane City Council, the largest local government in Australia. The Brisbane City Plan 2014 identifies heritage listed properties and provides information about altering and developing land in Brisbane.
Brisbane City Council website,Brisbane History website, Queensland Government website – Heritage Register.
Historical images courtesy Flickr Commons & the State Library of Queensland.