Ironic, isn’t it?

Sometimes with a vivid imagination like mine I see places like this and Im able to see time passing. Men chained to one another and in unimaginable conditions building for those who have robbed them from everything, including their hope. For the site to be used as military barracks and officers quarters to command and control those same men, the builders, that committed a crime in a far away land. I wonder how many of those would be convicted and found guilty by today’s laws…

Fast forward to its completion in 1889 and it is for militar personel no longer. This beautiful building that was built with blood and pain changed its use to be for the government: Queensland Premier, Treasury department and other state government offices.

Then in 1995 this building built by convicts, listed as heritage for Brisbane, became a Casino… Isnt it ironic?


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