Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square is bounded by Ann, Wharf and Turbot Streets at the North East end of the city. It is so named as it is opposite St John's Cathedral, located on Ann Street. It would seem they deliberately laid out the gardens and features within the park so that from most angles you would have a view of the Cathedral.

For many years, Bob Dobbs was involved with as the curator of many of the parks and gardens around the city, including Cathedral Square. One thing that had struck me over the years of walking past the park was the vast array of floral displays which adorned the garden beds, particularly in the Spring. Unfortunately, with the large scale water restrictions in place at the moment it is only Australian native flora which has been maintained, although the lawns are still quite lush.

This park to me has always been a "chill" park. I can go up there and just sit and not worry about anything. Even though its not as enclosing as the Botanic Gardens, its far enough away from the centre of the city as to not be too busy, but still civic enough that you can people watch.

Cheers, I Love Brisbane, Wes.

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