I walked from Riverside past New Farm to the Refinery Apartments.I sarted walking at the Story bridge, under the bridge and then on the boardwalk over the water.
The Boardwalk has a cycle track as well as a pedestrian track, and there were many joggers and cyclists using the walk.
The boardwalk finished here, but the walk continues on for maybe 12 kms. Here you walk on the street, and you can turn right at Sydney Street for the free City Hopper, or you can continue. I walked on through New Farm Park which seemed to be all roses and Rosemary, and a Military memorial.
A 1950 planting list included 2,500 rose plants, and by September 1953 a total stock of 5,325 bushes is listed in Brisbane City Council reports. This figure increased to 10,227 by 1957. Some Brisbane City Council sources claim that 11,000 bushes of 300 varieties were planted in 1962, although another Brisbane City Council source claims that this was the total stock at the time. An article in the Telegraph, 6 March 1965, claimed that there were 40,000 roses bushes in New Farm Park, which made it one of Australia’s top three rose gardens. After the 1974 flood covered the rose beds in up to 5cm of toxic silt, 4,000 new rose bushes were ordered in 1974, and 3,000 more in 1975.
The basic Edwardian layout of the park, designed by Henry Moore, remains largely intact today, along with remnants from the late 1940s/early 1950s garden redesign undertaken by Harry Oakman. Various structures and rose gardens have also come and gone, but many of the earlier tree plantings remain. http://eheritage.metadata.net/record/QLD-602402
I continued walking past Power House with a wonderful restaurant called The Farmers Kitchen on the Point and some amazing graffitti. ..brisbanepowerhouse.org/
Then I came to what was the Old Sugar Refinery, which is now Apartments all built into the original Refinery. Information Boards told the story of the Sugar Industry at this location. Reading all this history makes me wonder why the building was converted to apartments instead of a Museum. It now appears to be trendy apartments in a very beautiful original building.
CSR Refinery is a heritage-listed former refinery at Lamington Street, New Farm, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1892 to 1893. It is also known as Colonial Sugar Refining Company Refinery of New Farm. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
The New Farm refinery is now one of the last surviving 19th century CSR sites in Australia, and is a rare example of an intact late 19th century established sugar refinery with evidence of over 100 years of evolution in the fabric and site layout. The refinery is now however one of the last surviving industrial sites on the inner city reaches of the Brisbane river and one of the last to retain its wharf
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