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Old 07-02-2017, 07:52 AM
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Arrow JJ's Urban Sketches JUNE to DECEMBER 2017

What an awesome day! The Brisbane City Sketchers sketched in the gorgeous winters sun at South Bank. My first sketch was of No 1 Williams Street (Tower of Power) in pen and ink. Next I headed down to the old Victoria Bridge Abutment. I love sketching this structure. The present Victoria bridge is the 5th bridge, and the 3rd permanent bridge across the Brisbane River in this area. The Victoria Bridge Abutment is the remnant of the fourth Victoria Bridge (the second permanent bridge) to cross the Brisbane River at this point.The abutment is all that is left of this bridge, and in my mind the most beautiful of all of them.
There is a plaque on the left side of the abutment in memory of an 11 year old Greek boy Hector Vasyli who was tragically killed when greeting returned soldiers from the First World War.



Both sketches in my 6"x9" sketchbook












There were 6 of us today, one took the photo, and one was walkabout.
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Re: JJ's Urban Sketches JUNE to DECEMBER 2017

Yahoo! Time for a new thread and a chance to tour Australia
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Beautiful sketches, JJ. It is so interesting to see Australian cityscapes.
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Thumbs up Mowbray Park

Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial are a heritage-listed park. The park was named after Rev. Thomas Mowbray, who bought the land in 1851 (Mowbray was instrumental in bringing the Presbyterian Church to Brisbane)
He built his family home, "Riversdale", on this site. Thomas Mowbray died in 1867, but the family retained the property until its sale to the South Brisbane City Council in 1904

The following is what was written when considering the property for a public park; "Mowbray's property is in every way suitable for a public Park or garden having suitable soil, and undulating land reaching to the water's edge, and in addition it will also provide the necessary accommodation for bowling greens, Tennis Courts, and Croquet lawns. The property has a North Easterly aspect, and has an extended view of two reaches of the river, is above flood level, and is situated on the East Brisbane Tramway route. There is no public park or reserve in this locality, and no other piece of land in the neighbourhood so suitable for this purpose."

Mowbray Park is understood to have been the site of a "tent city" for homeless families in the early 1930s, during the Great Depression.



A4 Holcroft 225gsm sketchbook with Lamy Pen and watercolour













Looking towards the mouth of the river. Our river is tidal right up into the CBD. Fresh water comes from Mount Stanley, where the river originates, and the river is south east Queensland's longest river flowing 344km through Brisbane city and out into Moreton Bay.







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Re: JJ's Urban Sketches JUNE to DECEMBER 2017

JJ, Hi! This is a great thread: art, history, life, and a beautiful city! I love your abutment sketch especially. Thanks for the chance to enjoy!

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Interesting views and excellent sketches JJ!
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Re: JJ's Urban Sketches JUNE to DECEMBER 2017

Thank you so much belle x

Thanks Lynn. Our river is amazing, the whole 214 miles of it meanders through the countryside like the snake that made it. (Dreamtime stories from the Aboriginal peoples)
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So cool!
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Re: JJ's Urban Sketches JUNE to DECEMBER 2017

Super sketches, and a great place to sketch.

Thank you for sharing.
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Great sketches, JJ. I like how you're combining watercolors with ink. They complement each other very well and I think if you had only used one of these media something would be lacking.
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Re: JJ's Urban Sketches JUNE to DECEMBER 2017

Thank you Sandra
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Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum

Wacol today is known for its diverse community, historic 'Wolston House', semi-industrial areas and correctional centres. The origin of the name Wacol is linked to the local weighbridge which was used to 'weigh coal'. In 1851, Dr Stephan Simpson bought the first property in the area then known as Woogaroo.
A friend and I went to the Golf Club to sketch today, there are loads of willing kangaroo subjects there. This building is way up on the hill behind fences.


The former Woogaroo Lunatic Asylum, later named the Goodna Asylum for the Insane, then the Brisbane Mental Hospital, then the Brisbane Special Hospital, and then the Wolston Park *Hospital Complex - Sketched in my A4 Holcroft Sketchbook Lamy pen and Watercolour







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So cool! So kangaroos make willing art models, hey?
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Great sketches, JJ. I like how you posted the photo with kangaroos. They are so cute.
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