Street View on Google maps has left me a little confused.
Oh, yeah, forgot about that stupid thing. Been away from Brisbane a long time!
You're calling it stupid, but it is far better than what is in Sydney. Myki in Melbourne is catching up though, and Perth has a similar system.
Stupid from my point of view, as an extremely infrequent traveller on public transport. They could go through 20 different ticketing systems between trips for me! Makes it hard for those unfamiliar with the system. Much easier to go to a ticket window with cash and ask for the ticket you want. Yes, I know I'm old fashioned, that's because I'm old... 8)
You can get a pass to go thru the subway to the Roma St Parklands. A detour to any of the platforms is OK although not officially sanctioned.
And there are reasonable views from the City end of the Parklands walk overlooking the station.
If you go to the far end of the parklands in the carpark you get a view thru the bushes of the Exhibition line.