One of the places I did know about Brisbane was Vulture Street. If you a listener to the cricket when Australia play you'll often hear the commentators saying something along the lines of, "Warne is coming from the Vulture Street end.". If you don't know about cricket, bowlers bowl 6 deliveries from alternate ends.
A strange name considering there are no vultures residing here in Brisbane.
There was also an album from Queenslanders, Powderfinger called "Vulture Street".They once resided there, one guesses in West End- amongst record shops, bohemian cafes, cheap Indian and Asian restaraunts, interesting bookstores, organic fruit and veg shops and the like.
Below photo is a photo from the Vulture Street corner in West End to give you an idea.