Saturday, 31 May 2008

Brisbane Developments: Albion Station and the Defiance Mill

This photo by flickr user HelenPalsson shows the old Defiance flour mill and wheat silos in the background, next to Albion rail station, in the inner-northern suburbs of Brisbane.

This site is being developed into a new high-density block of apartments, with cafes, shops and offices to be part of the plan. Brisbane blogger Derek Barry at Woolly Days has a detailed report on this sort of development, how it has worked in other parts of the world and what it might mean for Brisbane.


Derek Barry said...

I really like that photo of the mill.

Thanks, Derek

David J said...

Hi Derek, thanks for dropping in.

It's good, isn't it? I didn't like it at first, because I was looking for one that showed the signs on the side of the mill announcing the redevelopment, and the mill and silos are really in the background.

But it grew on me as I looked at the way the photographer has used the two fences to compose the main lines of the photo. I often use Albion station (in fact, it was the station I got off at the first time I visited Brisbane ten years ago) and I don't think a photo like this would have occured to me.