"The Squares around Central Station" Brisbane Off The Beaten Path Tip by xuessium

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You wouldn't think there is actually anything to be bothered with around a busy faceless train station wouldn't you?

Actually, there are 3 historical squares around the Station, worth to have a walk through if you are into exploring the city a tad using ya feet. They are also good spots to catch a breather between jetting around the city as there are usually benches for a rest.

There is Anzac Square, named in honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and home to the Greek-styled Shrine of Remembrance and Eternal Flame, which happens to be just across the road from the main entrance of the train station. The open concept surprisingly took shades of solemnness away, as kids on skateboards were flinging themselves around the shrine. Away from the shrine, trees provided shades for folks hunting for a breather, as perfectly illustrated by a gentleman snoozing away on a bench.

Next to Anzac Square is King George Square, named in honour of King George V, where you may bump into a handful of statues of people I have no idea who they were. Discover and learn.

Crossing the bridge from Anzac Square, you'll find Post Office Square, built over a collection of shops, and is probably the least exciting of the 3, since it is literally just a space. But at the end of it, you will come to the GPO, a lovely building and from there, you can connect easily to Queen Street Mall.

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  • Written Nov 8, 2008
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