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Butterfly Facade @ Wintergarden

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by Michelle MacFarlane (subscribe)
Brisbane writer and busy mum of two boys. See my parenting articles at and
Published April 6th 2012
I'm no shopaholic, and I'm not much into consumerism, but I think that the designers have done a beautiful job on the redevelopment of the city's Wintergarden shopping complex, which re-opened last week.

The black plastic has come off the Wintergarden's exterior, revealing a massive frieze of coloured butterflies and twisted branches stretching across its facade. No doubt some won't like it, but I enjoyed the swathe of colour that it added to the mall. (My photo doesn't fully do it justice; up close, the colours were delicate and lovely.)

Inside was gorgeous too, with lots of light and delicate shadows making pretty patterns on the food-court floor.

Oh, and there are also some interesting shops that you won't find elsewhere in Brisbane (e.g. Camper). The redevelopment is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in town.
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