Sunday, January 31, 2010

Brisbane from Mt. Coot-tha

A shot of the CBD from Mount Coot-tha

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Street Party

My daughter took this picture recently on Australia Day, in Moorooka while visiting friends. A typical Aussie scene on Australia Day

Friday, January 29, 2010

Kurilpa Bridge

This is the new Kurilpa Bridge, a foot bridge between the city and the arts precinct. We heard a small child referring to it as 'the fiddle stick bridge'. The community is divided about it you either hate it or you love it. Myself, I rather like it. We have enough boring bridges in Brisbane.
This picture was taken from the first floor of the Gallery of Modern Art

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Looking at the other side

We visited GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) today to visit the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Ah, and of course to have lunch at their excellent restaurant.

The picture below is of my daughter Carol-Ann standing in front of an interesting smoke behind glass installation.
They are exhibiting many fantastic installations from the Asia Pacific region at the present. Well worth a visit. (And it's free)

Mount Coot-tha Lookout

Lots of tourists drive up to Mt. Coot-tha to the lookout over Brisbane.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

You are being watched

My daughter took this picture of a suburban house balcony in Moorooka because she felt she was being watched.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bus Tunnel

The bus tunnel runs under the Performing Arts Complex at South Brisbane

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cleveland Marina

Pleasure boats moored in at the marina in Cleveland, Redland Bay

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Still at Sandgate

Across from yesterday's church is a set of strange sculptures. What do they look like?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cute Church - Childcare Centre

Passing Sandgate the other day, we discovered that this cute church on the waterfront has been taken over by a Child Care Establishment. Where once Wedding vows were exchanged, the patter of little feet can be heard.

Trapeze Artist

In 1988, Brisbane hosted the World EXPO in the area now called South Bank. After the event, when the pavilions disappeared and South Bank Parkland was created, some of the remnants left over from the Expo were installed, including this trapeze artist, now adorned in one of the squares of South Bank.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brisbane River

A photo of the Brisbane River taken at Portside Wharf the presently empty cruise terminal.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Daisy Hill

After driving to the airport this morning to pick up our daughter and son-in-law who returned from London, I stopped the car to take a photo of the Daisy Hill sign we drive past every day.

It is still unclear why this leafy suburb is so named. Most people assume it must have been covered with daisies. I prefer to think the Dennis Family who farmed the area must have had a cow called Daisy. Am I right?

Monday, January 18, 2010


Every Monday, I visit one of my school mates from Grade 1 in hospital. Last September, he fell off his roof trying to do some maintenance on his house. He lives out in the country and he had to be flown by helicopter into Brisbane in the Princess Alexandra Hospital. First he was in the Intensive Care Unit for a few weeks and now he is in the Spinal Ward waiting for the day when he can sit in a wheel chair.

Normally I wait at the traffic lights to cross the street outside the hospital, but today I climbed the stairs to the overpass, mainly so I could walk in the shade as the temperature outside was well over 30ÂșC.

Coming back, I took this picture in the overpass..

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Wheel of Brisbane

The Wheel of Brisbane, stands in the South Bank Parkland

Friday, January 15, 2010

Aerial Roots

Looking through the aerial roots of a tree towards Brisbane city from Mt Coot-tha..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Brisbane Surrounds

Overlooking the suburb of Daisy Hill, Logan City which borders Brisbane City. The houses, shops, schools are swallowed up by the trees. I guess it is a leafy suburb. The Lamington National Park ranges are in the background.

The shot was taken from the hill behind our house.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Riverside-Brisbane CBD

Apartment blocks on the riverside in the city.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Monthly Theme Day- Change -A New King George Square

Recently the King George Square has been changed. It is situated in front of the old, majestic City Hall building. In the past it has featured grass, flowers and fountains with plenty of places to sit and rest in the middle of the city. An underground bus station has been renovated and made larger. During that time KGS was closed and remodelled to this horrible, stark, grey mass of nothing.