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Brisbane’s Batman Building

Some call it “Gotham City“. I call it the “Batman Building”. Officially, it’s the State Law Building. Kids notice prosecutors flying out of this building in full court gowns and wigs. One has even been called “Batman” by a kid quoted in the Courier Mail.

It kind of sneaks up on you ...

It used to be the ugliest building in the city, before it was redone ...

I didn't Photoshop this. This is how my camera took it. A forcefield, perhaps?

And from George St.

It blends right in. Hmmm. Check out the bit on top, to cover the air-conditioning.

I got a real kick out of the view inside the foyer, on the corner of George & Anne Streets. The public might notice this while walking past the building.

How long should one pause between words? Safe. Just....

More importantly, one must wonder what the staff inside think of it all, considering the fact that baddies have sent the odd ticking package to this address. Safe. Just.

Have to love government advertising.

PS. Yes, there are 2 more sides to the advertisement, but from the outside, you don’t see them, hence, this humourous context. It took itself out of context and I just helped it along.
PPS. Thanks to Reader D for pointing out this marvelous piece of advertising.

  1. February 22, 2011 at 4:30 am

    It is a very interesting building. Thanks for the photo of home.

  2. February 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Glad you liked it. It certainly makes me smile, but then, I’m easily amused! Enjoy your time away!

  3. February 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Hi Theresa,
    I never really thought about it but you are right it does look a bit like a Batman building. I walked past this building a few times last week (I was on Jury Service) and it’s amazing when you think about it, how many times you can walk past something but not actually take any notice of it. đŸ™‚

    • February 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

      Happy to help, Magsx2. Now, let me give you an appropriate ear worm: Dana dana dana dana dana dana dana dana BAT MAN!!

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