Breakfast Creek Hotel (1889). Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. by Ralph de Zilva

Breakfast Creek Hotel (1889). Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. by 

Nikon D700 & Nikkor 14-24mm lens
Gitzo tripod

2876 views, 102 comments, favourited by 14 and 13 features as at 27.10.2014

2nd in the Your Country’s Best “Historic Motel Or Hotel” challenge on 16.11.2013
6th in Postcards Destinations “Featured Work” challenge on 29.11.2014
Top Ten in the group “All Things Pubs” on 02.11.2012

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The Breakfast Creek Hotel is arguably the most famous watering hole in Queensland and one of the most iconic in Australia. Built in the French Renaissance style in 1889, the Breakfast Creek Hotel is famous for its premium quality steaks and ‘Beer off the Wood’ 7 days a week. In conjunction with Queensland’s 150th birthday, the Brekky Creek was recognised as a Q150 icon.

Ghost hunters can also be found looking and listening for any unusual occurrences. Over the years there has been many a sighting of “old Bill”. William MacNoughton Galloway, an ex-City Lord Mayor, built the hotel in 1889 and resided here until his untimely death. An intoxicated fall from the second storey window led to his demise in 1895 and it is said that he haunts the hotel to this day.

I have always had a love of capturing images and in my early teens took many photographs on my little Kodak camera. I loved the wild open spaces and bird life in particular and longed to be able to be an accomplished photographer. It took ill health and a forced early retirement to re-kindle this love of photography. I am a self-taught amateur photographer who has had no formal training. I take great pride and joy in my work and these days have the time to pursue this wonderful hobby.

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  • Bernie Stronner
    Bernie Stronneralmost 5 years ago

    What a stunning image Ralph!!I love your POV.. this is a grat image

  • Thank you so much Bernie. You have been terrific with all you comments. Much appreciated.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 5 years ago

    I’m getting used to your style Ralph – even from the first glimpse of this as a thumbnail (& I wasn’t in the Brissie group), I knew this was your photo. Well done and excellent work! Cheers, Graham.

  • Thank you very much Graham for your wonderful comments. Very much appreciated.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Many thanks Richard.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot!!

  • Thank you so much Wendi.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • GeoffSporne
    GeoffSpornealmost 5 years ago

    Nice work Ralph

  • Thanks Geoff.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaalmost 5 years ago

  • What wonderful news. Thank you very much Susanne.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture …..wonderful colors and details.

  • Many thanks for your comment. Much appreciated

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

    A Favorite for me!

  • Thanks Gina for your comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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