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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.