Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 3 exposures (-2,0,+2 EV)
Focal Length: 17mm
ISO Speed: 100
Accessories: Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote
Date and Time: 1 October 2011 1.49pm
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As the seat of Queensland’s government since 1868, Parliament House is unique as the first and only purpose-built parliamentary building in Queensland. At the time of construction it was the largest and most imposing building in the state, indicating the sense of optimism felt by the Queensland Government of the time.
The original three-storey wing of Parliament House, facing George Street, was constructed in 1865–68 to the design of the Colonial Architect, Charles Tiffin. The building was in the Renaissance Revival style, and the main building materials were dressed sandstone from Woogaroo (now known as Goodna) and brick.
The Legislative Council was abolished by Edward G. Theodore’s (“Red Ted”) Labor Government in 1922, and Queensland became the only Australian state with a unicameral parliament. The Council Chamber, although rarely used, remains more elaborately decorated than its Assembly Chamber counterpart.