by Di Hill
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan www.dihill.com.au
The Brisbane Powerhouse
is a historic building right on the Brisbane River, next to New Farm Park, that is still powering on since it was built in the 1920s. In its early life, it was a powerhouse for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere. You can read some of the history here.
So what does it do now?
On Saturday mornings you will find Jan Power's Markets between 6 am and 12 noon, with around 120 stalls in front of the old Powerhouse. But wait, there's more.
There is a Retail Precinct, and two restaurants with bars, Bar Alto and Mary Mae's Bar and Kitchen
, art and performance spaces and more. They hold over 1250 performances and events each year. To find out more check out the Powerhouse website here.
Gardens near Powerhouse
There is parking nearby in New Farm Park and Lamington Street, but a good way not to worry about parking is to catch a City Cat to the New Farm terminal and it is only a short walk to the Powerhouse.
It is a beautiful spot, and one can sit on one of the decks or in one of the restaurants and watch the activity on the mighty Brisbane River.
Check out the entertainment - you are bound to find something of interest.
The Comedy Festival
is on at the end of April and into May in Brisbane, and the Powerhouse is one of the venues for events.
You can have a tour of the Powerhouse and a Sunset Cruise on the Mirimar, and so much more.
In March Night Feast is on - details are here.. There'll be 20 great kitchens to explore the amazing food.