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


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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Nikon D700 & Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens
Gitzo tripod

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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.


black and white, landscape, night photography

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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  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    A terrific shot Ralph and the info is tops Mate.

  • Thanks so much Al for the comment and fave.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • donnnnnny
    donnnnnnyabout 3 years ago

    A real stunner ralph, the B+W convertion works so well mate

  • Thanks very much Donny for the great comment and fave.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Robin Reidy
    Robin Reidyabout 3 years ago

    Very cool…. Love the B&W… :o)

  • Thank you so much Robin for your comment and fave. Much appreciated.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Pauline Tims
    Pauline Timsabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful image,great mono

  • Many thanks Pauline for the wonderful comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful and unusual study of this building, Ralph. Lovely work! The tones and light are wonderful!

  • Thanks so much Damienne for your lovely comment and fave. Greatly appreciated.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotabout 3 years ago

    What a fantastic shot of this pub….used to go there for the steaks on saturdays quitre some years ago

  • Thanks very much Noel and it still is a fantastic pace for a good steak and beer.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    WoW !!..This is an awesome shot of this iconic pub Ralph !! – LOVE IT !

  • Thanks a lot Gail for that wonderful comment and fave.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Ralph..the mono really sets this off.. :-))

  • Thanks Dave for your kind comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • peter  jackson
    peter jacksonabout 3 years ago

    Great story Ralph and well photographed to mate.

  • Thank you very much Peter for the terrific comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    A wonderful image in B&W Ralph

  • Thanks so much Andrea.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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