Saturday, July 31, 2010

Brisbane City

Just playing with different settings on my camera. I suppose this shot of Brisbane city could be associated with Skywatch Friday.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The longest bridge in Australia (2,740m - 8,990ft)

Bruce, one of my regular blogging mates requested to see the new bridge to Redcliffe, so Diane and I drove there last Sunday. Now I must say it is not easy to take a photo of the longest bridge in Australia unless you're in a helicopter or a boat and from ashore we couldn't really get close enough to get a good shot.

I'm afraid that's the best we could do. It certainly makes it easier now to drive to the Redcliffe Peninsula.

For more information on the new bridge - CLICK HERE

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Redcliffe Pier Entrance

This art deco building, was the bathing pavilion and is the entrance to the Redcliffe Pier which you can see partly through the opening.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Pants

We visited Redcliffe Peninsula on Sunday and found there was a market so we strolled through it and found these Happy Pants below.
I forgot to mention, we didn't buy them.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fishermen on Moreton Bay

Steffen (lewi14) and Colin (HB) were right yesterday. The marking on the floor were taken at Central Railway Station in Brisbane and indicate where the train's doors end up and shows people how to exit and enter the trains.

We were on Redcliffe Peninsula yesterday. I took a picture of these two caracters fishing in the bay. The one standing, is he fishing or what?
It was a dull day and this shot was taken with full tele lens

Sunday, July 25, 2010

What is this?

OK, Do you know what this is?
The Answer - tomorrow

Saturday, July 24, 2010

U3A Camera Club Outing - Part 2

Following from Thursday's post, the U3A Camera Club visited Underwood park and then went next door to visit the Chun Tian Buddhist Temple to take more photos. We were guided through the complex by Helen, a member of the Temple Community
A series of buddha statues line the drive way up to the Temple

Friday, July 23, 2010

Swiss Cheese Beach

A piece of art on an artificial "beach" on the Brisbane river at Hamilton. Could it be called Cheese? No idea, maybe someone can enlighten us.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

U3A Camera Club Outing

The University of the 3rd Age (Redlands) Camera Club went on an outing at Underwood Park then after morning tea we visited the Buddhist Temple next door.

To see more of our outing, please visit my other blog:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Come in sailor

On the Brisbane River at Hamilton

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tivoli Theatre Restaurant Brisbane

This unasuming building in Costin Street, Fortitude Valley is the Tivoli Theatre Restaurant, where you can enjoy a show on stage while watching a show. 

Monday, July 19, 2010


We shot this grand house out in the country near Tamborine Village returning from Beaudesert a couple of weeks ago. It has a typical Queenslander-style verandah.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Greenslopes Private Hospital

Thank you all those who wished me good luck and best wishes on my hospital visit. I am back home with a newly charged battery (literally) and feeling great.
I went in on Thursday afternoon, mainly for pre-op stuff, X-Ray, anti-biotic drip, paperwork etc. Then on Friday morning 7.30AM I was first cab off the rank and was wheeled into the Cardio Lab where my Cardiologist cut open my chest, removed and replaced the Metronics ICD which I had inserted for the last seven years. He did this without full anaesthetics, a procedure that took about 40 minutes. He didn't need to replace the leads into my heart this time. They kept me in for a second night for more anti-biotics. Apparently the greatest risk in this procedure is infection. So I am right again for the next eight yerars, after which we'll do it all over again. I would also like to mention that I recovered without a single dose of pain killers, tablets or otherwise. How about that. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Remote Control Blog - I'm in hospital, back tomorrow.
Breakfast Creek Hotel, famous for steak

Friday, July 16, 2010

Brisbane Cityscape

I am blogging by remote control for the next couple of days as I am in hospital having my pacemaker replaced on Firday so should be home again on Saturday.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More of Underwood Park

Another view of the pond at Underwood Park, south of Brisbane, showing an array of Paperbark Trees (Melaluca Family). The park has a walkway around the lake with boardwalks (shown yesterday).
It is a popular place for photographers, in fact, our camera club is visiting the park next Wednesday so there'll be more pictures on my blog, for sure.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The boardwalk at Underwood Park on the southern outskirts of Brisbane.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Sydney Manly Ferry in Brisbane

You could have been forgiven if you didn't trust your eyes the last couple of weeks,if you traveled on the Brisbane river, have a look:
Here you see a Brisbane CityCat floating down the river to Brett's Wharf, nothing unusual about that, but have a look at the boat in the background.... Yes It Is!

It is the Sydney Harbour Ferry "MV Freshwater", here in Brisbane for a major overhaul at the BSE Maritime Solutions shipyard at Colmslie on the Brisbane River I can just imagine standing at the Sydney Heads when she sailed out of the harbour and turned left heading up the coast, people shouting. 'Hang on.. you missed the Manly turnoff... come back... come back..

Anyway, she'll be up here for a few weeks before sailing back to Sydney with a new shiny coat, new doors and new seating and an overhaulled engine. See if I can hitch a ride back in her.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Logan City Theatre Co

Walking in the grounds of the Kingston Butter Factory (a cultural complex these days) we found this converted container which is used as a props storage room by the Logan City Theatre Company.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weekend Reflections

A couple of tired bloggers sitting on a city bench after a long walk taking pictures.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Old water fountain in Newstead Park

This is an old disused water fountain in the park of Newstead House on the Brisbane River. Newstead House and its garden are a very popular visiting venue on a weekend.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Windaroo Cottage

This building is the chapel, part of the Windaroo Cottage just outside Beenleigh on the way to Tamborine Village. It is used as a wedding function venue. The cottage was closed as we drove past coming back from Beaudesert on Monday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Totem Pole at the Kingston Butter Factory Arts Centre

This totem pole stands in the grounds of the Kingston Butter Factory Arts Centre in Logan City. The centre houses their theatre, a museum and shop.
I tried to find out more about this pole but without success.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A very cuddly Australian

I have shown pictures from the Daisy Hill Koala Centre before. Here is another inmate in the centre recovering from either an accident or an illness, recuperating before being released back into his natural habitat.
The Koala is a cute marcupial, but don't forget to look at his claws.
For more information on the Daisy Hill Koala Centre - CLICK HERE

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beenleigh Clock

In the centre of Beenleigh, south of Brisbane, is this interesting looking clock tower sponsored by Rotary International.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Court House Maryborough

And finally the Court House in Maryborough. I've shown a lot of those magnifiscent buildings of the town, taken when we were driving through a couple of weeks ago. Tomorrow, we're back in Brisbane. Home at last.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

St Mary's Catholic Church Maryborough

I am getting near the end of the beautiful buildings in Maryborough, today I feature St Mary's Church. Not sure exactly when it was completed as it had been built in stages with the first church erected in 1858 with masses celebrated whenever a priest visited town.

Tomorrow I'll show you the Court House

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Customs House Maryborough

This Federation-style building opposite the Court House in Maryborough was built in 1899 and extensively renovated in recent years to house a museum.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Woodstock House - Maryborough

Continuing this series of remarkable buildings in Maryborough, this is Woodstock House. Built in 1915 for the National Bank, the building is now listed with the National Trust.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Doctors Surgery in Maryborough

Not sure what this building was, probably a hotel, but now it is a doctors' surgery.