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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Brisbane Powerhouse is a contemporary multi-arts, dining and conference venue located at New Farm on the Brisbane River.
It used to be one of Brisbane's old power stations and when it was decommissioned, the government, rather than pull it down, turned into the venue it is today, housing various live theaters and a fabulous restaurant.
The outside is not very attractive and was purposely left so, but the inside is fabulous.
Sonya, our daughter has produced many shows there before her move to the Sydney Opera House.
For more information about our Powerhouse Complex, - CLICK HERE
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
While visiting Kangaroo Point the other day, we discovered this strange looking piece of art in Captain Burke park under the Story Bridge. There was no inscription of any kind anywhere so we don't know what it is or who created it. Maybe someone can fill us in.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Last year a new bus and footbridge was opened between the University of Queensland and Dutton Park on the south-side of the river. This bridge shortens trips from southern suburbs to the Uni considerably. It is not open to ordinary traffic.
Monday, February 22, 2010
A well known icon on the southern outskirts of Brisbane is the Big Gun Fruit and Vegetable barn. So named, because in the 1960s there were no buildings anywhere near but a scrap metal yard. Someone sold them this big gun as scrap iron. Eventually, when commercial buildings were built, the area was refereed to as being "by the gig gun". A shopping complex bought the site and adopted the gun as its symbol. The area is still referred to as being by the big gun.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The Story Bridge is a steel cantilever bridge connecting the southern suburbs with the Fortitude Valley precinct.
Construction began in 1935 and the bridge was officially opened on the 6th of July 1940 by the governor of Queensland, Sir Leslie Orme-Wilson and was named after John Douglas Story, a senior and influential public servant at the time, who had advocated strongly for the bridge's construction.
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Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
City Cats (cat being an abbreviation of catamarans) are one of the fastest, and funnest ways to get around the riverside areas of the Brisbane CBD. They are exceptionally quick, don't get caught in traffic jams, and the view is better than what you see from behind a car windscreen.
City Cats run from 5.50am until 10.30pm each day on the Brisbane River.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Customs House is located in Queen Street Brisbane.
It was originally used for the collection of customs duty of incoming ships and was completed and opened in 1889, when Queensland was a British colony.
It is a landmark known for its distinctive copper dome. The building was designed by Charles McLay of the Queensland Colonial Architect's Office.
The building became redundant when port facilities moved to the Port of Brisbane in 1988.
Today it houses the Customs House restaurant. To find out more about the restaurant - click HERE
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
We found this little gem at the local BMW dealer in Daisy Hill. It's a BMW Isetta 300.
The Isetta was first built by Italian refrigerator manufacturers Iso SpA. They began manufacturing the 3-wheeler, and called it Isetta. They built it so they could use a refrigerator door of which they had plenty. Other companies then made the car under license as was BMW.
The owner of the local BMW dealership at Daisy Hill found this model in England, bought it and brought it back to Australia. It still runs, but is not for sale.
For more information on the Isetta 300, click here:
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The other day, Diane found our regular intruder in our garden, chomping on some new shrubs she's planted. She went for her camera and came back with skippy merrily having breakfast.