I grew up in the tropical city of Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia. In the nineteenth century it was a small place with a big idea – it was going to be the capital city of Queensland.
The civic fathers set about creating a city befitting a capital. Using the wealth that came from the nearby goldmines they constructed buildings which today are heritage listed.
Quay Street, on the southern bank of the Fitzroy River, contains many of these buildings. On one of my visits home I took an early morning photo-walk.
Old historic buildings are a favourite photographic subject of mine.
Mansion, Quay Street, Rockhampton - Reputed to be the first "Gentleman's Mansion" built in Rockhampton