Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
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
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)
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
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
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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 30ºC.