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Brisbane City River South Bank

August 29, 2016 by David Herd

Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City River South Bank Brisbane City River South Bank was a pleasant surprise for me, it had been many years since I last visited and the changes were many. Way back in the 90s when I worked for Metway Bank and the NRMA I would travel there regularly for the endless tedious meetings banks & insurance companies were famous for. This trip was purely for pleasure after spending 10 days on the Gold Coast.

Uniting Church Albert St

Brisbane City River South Bank Across the road from City Hall stands this delightful old church which was originally built in 1888.

From the old to the new

Brisbane City River South Bank Infinity tower is the magnificent tall building (81 floors) on the left and the monster on the far right is 1 William Street which will house only government departments. The photo was taken from the William Jolly Bridge.

The William Jolly Bridge

Brisbane City River South Bank The art deco design bride was built during the depression and opened in March 1932.

 Sunday Suitcase sale August 21st 2016

Brisbane City River South Bank The majority seemed to be backpackers selling their old clothes.

Treasury Casino

Brisbane City River South Bank  Treasury Casino was formerly the Lands Administration Building until it became a casino in 1995.

Many cranes on the skyline

Brisbane City River South Bank There is no doubt Brisbane is in the middle of a building boom, just count the cranes on this small part of the city.

CityHopper is free

Brisbane City River South Bank

The CityHopper lets you travel the Brisbane river for free, the ferries run every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. Follow the link below for all the information.

Simply hop on and hop off and enjoy all the Brisbane River and city sights.

City Cat

Brisbane City River South Bank Another great way to see Brisbane’s city and suburbs. Check out THIS LINK for my photo blog.

A sunny Sunday afternoon at South Bank.

Brisbane City River South Bank Lots of people cross the river to visit South Bank with its many attractions.

South Bank tranquil garden

Brisbane City River South Bank The garden has a genuine rain forest feel.

A beautiful pagoda.

Brisbane City River South Bank This Nepalese Pagoda was originally brought to Brisbane for Expo 88, in fact I actually remember seeing it back then. Incredibly this is one of only three Nepalese peace pagodas in the world to be located outside of Nepal.

As you can see from my Brisbane City River South Bank photo blog there is so much to see in this great city.

The Wheel of Brisbane

Brisbane City River South Bank Nowhere near as large as London or Tokyo but it certainly looks very nice at night. ?

 Approaching Equilibrium

Brisbane City River South Bank This sculpture in front of the Queensland Art Gallery is named “Approaching Equilibrium”, I guess people with more understanding of art than I possess will appreciate it. In my opinion a better name would be “Big Black Mosquito”. 🙂

The heart of Brisbane

 photo IMG_4353.jpg The Queen Street Mall is certainly the heart of Brisbane, no traffic, lots of shops & restaurants.

Relax in the Mall

Brisbane City River South Bank A great “people watching” place where you can enjoy dinner & a glass of wine.

Lots of colour, lots of shops

 photo IMG_4447.jpg Day or night the mall is a hive of activity.

Eagle Street pier

Brisbane City River South Bank Eagle Street is Brisbane’s business hub, jump on a City Cat and cruise along the river past many of the cities landmarks.

Huge towers beside Eagle Street wharf.

Brisbane City River South Bank Lots of offices and lots of good bars & restaurants to capture the workers for lunch and dinner.

Cruise past the wheel on a City Cat.

Brisbane City River South Bank Cruise past the wheel on your way to lunch at The Regatta Hotel, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

The Regatta Hotel

Brisbane City River South Bank

The perfect spot for lunch or dinner, great steaks and good service. Check out my photo blog here.

Regatta Hotel

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