Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Gas Stripping Tower, Davies park, West End - Brisbane



I went to the Davies Park Markets today, with the Brisbane Urban Sketchers. Behind the markets is an iconic, historic Gas Stripping tower. It is the only one of it's kind in Australia.
It is a demountable cast iron tower was manufactured in 1912 by Robert Dempster & Sons Ltd, of Elland, Yorkshire, and transported in segments to Brisbane, where it was erected at the West End Gasworks in Montague Road operated by the South Brisbane Gas & Light Company. The South Brisbane gas and Light Company was established in 1885, in direct competition to the Brisbane Gas Corporation. The tower was decommissioned in 1949.  It is on the heritage register.
 
Across the river is the historic Moorland House, standing in front of The Wesley Hospital.  You can see it better in my sketch above.

I used Bockingford 140lb cp 11' x 15' paper that was bequeathed to me.  I think of my friend Denis every time I use it.

I used a Uni Pin .05 pen and watercolours..




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