The western end of George St has always been seedy. McDonald East had a great old Department Store, there were cinema's but was also dimly lit bars and and rough house pubs. The whole district has been engulfed by Law and Order and become 'Justice Precinct'. It has also become a strip of Backpacker Travel Agents, a couple of tawdry stores from the old days remain.
Overall of it all looms the black fortress that is the Brisbane Transit Centre, I wondered who designed it? Darth Vador or Albert Speer.
There wouldn't be a more soul destroying/joy killing welcome than arriving by coach at the Brisbane Transit Centre. You have just got off a 20 hour trip from Cairns or the Isa; would you feel like chancing your luck and spending your hard earned dough on one of those 'games of skill' to win a stuffed toy?
Yes, Bus Stations are crappy but Brisbane's is dire beyond belief.
I found the abandoned counters and empty halls to be unnerving. I expected Jack Nicholson to jump out with an axe saying "Here's Johnny!"
I found this piece of art in a waiting bay. It is by Jim Finch and depicts the history of transport in Brisbane. Is the Aboriginal Man is trying to escape from the black glass clad Transit Station Hell?
This is a Signs Signs Post. Click here for Lesley's meme and more pictures of signs.