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Published August 26th 2021
Discover King Edward Park in Brisbane City
King Edward Park is a green oasis in the heart of Brisbane City offering historical places, a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city and a pedestrian way to connect Turbot Street with Wickham Terrace.
King Edward Park and Jacob's Ladder. Photo by Author.
At the base of Jacob's ladder are four very particular sculptures, le Forme del Mito, created by Arnaldo Pomodoro in 1983. These sculptures were originally theatre set pieces for Agamemnon, a classical Greek tragedy. They were brought to Brisbane during Expo 88 and then Brisbane City Council purchased them. Originally posted in King George Square, today they are the bottom of Jacob's Ladder in the centre of the city.
One of the four sculptures, The Ambition, by Arnaldo Pomodoro. Photo by Author.
Robert J Morris is an Australian painter artist, who exhibited nationally and throughout Europe. Familiar places, everyday objects or concepts are re-imagined as layers of colourful abstraction through his artworks.
Juxtaposition by Robert J Morris, 1990. This sculpture is part of the Brisbane's public art collection. Photo by Author.
Memories of Wind was one of four sculptures exhibited at World Expo '88 by Japanese artist Fumio Nishimura. Soft lines of a female figure emerge from the sculpture's abstract granite forms. the figure remains unaffected by the passing of time in its environment, as Nishimura contrasts the ephemeral state of memory with the permanency of stone.
Memories of Wind by Fumio Nishimura. Photo by Author.
Robert Parr was born In Adelaide in 1923. Originally trained as an engineer, Parr moved into sculpture in the 1960s. Still, life scenes are consistent themes across his work. The white steel sculpture features a bouquet of flowers on a table and two framed landscapes, one real and one imaginary.
Still Life with Landscape, by Robert Parr. Photo by Author.
On the top of the park on Wickham Terrace, you can see the old windmill, the oldest building in Brisbane. The windmill was built in 1828 as a means of punishment for the convicts at the time of Captain Patrick Logan.
The Old Windmill, the oldest building in Brisbane. Photo by Author.
After strolling in the park and taking the views around and of the Old Windmill, you can have a break. Just opposite the Old Windmill is The Mill Espresso Bar.
Despite the noise of the traffic, I could hear the banging of the portafilters to rid the used coffee. The Mill Espresso has a big La Marzocco coffee machine on the bench and all the food available on display behind the glass. It is a small cafe connected to the next door pharmacy.
The Mill Espresso Bar offers vegan, dairy-free & gluten bars and chocolate macadamia brownies.
The Mill Espresso Bar is on Wickam Terrace, just opposite the Old Windmill. Photo by Author.
The Mill Espresso Bar offers quality coffee , sandwiches, slides, biscuits, pies, quiche and sausage rolls. You can have a breezy coffee or you can relax and enjoy a great cup of coffee with something delicious to eat.
The Mill Espresso Bar offers a variety of savoury and sweet food. Photos by Author.
Sweet Nectar started about eight years ago, when the founder, Jessie, realised that there were no healthy and tasty treats for vegan and gluten-free dietary requirements.
Starting mixing ingredients from her local food store, Jessie was delighted with the results. From a humble beginning to weekend market stalls, today Sweet Nectar is Australia 's largest supplier of gluten-free and vegan plant-based desserts.
Vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, no processed foods and healthy sweet treats, Sweet Nectar continues to work on delicious products to offer to customers.
The Mill Espresso Bar uses the great coffee, Campos. The founder, Will Young, opened his first Campos Cafe in Newtown, Sydney, in 2002. Since then, he has been on a mission to divulge great coffee to inspire optimism and joy.
The Mill Espresso Bar uses Campos Coffee. Photo by Author.