Sketching with my friend on a very hot summers day in the Spectacle Garden at Roma Street parkland. The Spectacle Garden at Colin Campbell Place displays a vivid array of colour all year and includes a collection of flowers, herbs, water features and art works.Colin Campbell Place is in horticulturalist.
History of Roma Street Parkland
Pre-1825 – Local indigenous community used the area for meetings and ceremonies
1825 – Roma Street Parkland area was part of the original Brisbane settlement
1875 – Adjacent train station built as part of the main western railway to Brisbane linking Ipswich to Toowoomba
1911 to 1934 – Extensive redevelopment in the area, to support the increase in services
1920 – Massive excavation removed 554,300 cubic metres of earth, permanently altering the steep terrain creating the current day artificial escarpment and the boundary of the former Albert Park
World War II – Roma Street train station used for transporting war materials and military personnel up north
2000 – Construction of the current Roma Street Parkland
2001 – Updated Roma Street Parkland opened to the public
Both sketches done in my A4 Holcroft Sketchbook Pen and Watercolour.