Brisbane City Hall
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
Across the road from City Hall stands this delightful old church which was originally built in 1888.
From the old to the new
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
The art deco design bride was built during the depression and opened in March 1932.
Sunday Suitcase sale August 21st 2016
The majority seemed to be backpackers selling their old clothes.
Treasury Casino was formerly the Lands Administration Building until it became a casino in 1995.
Many cranes on the skyline
There is no doubt Brisbane is in the middle of a building boom, just count the cranes on this small part of the city.
A sunny Sunday afternoon at South Bank.
Lots of people cross the river to visit South Bank with its many attractions.
South Bank tranquil garden
The garden has a genuine rain forest feel.
A beautiful pagoda.
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.
The Wheel of Brisbane
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
The Queen Street Mall is certainly the heart of Brisbane, no traffic, lots of shops & restaurants.
Relax in the Mall
A great “people watching” place where you can enjoy dinner & a glass of wine.
Lots of colour, lots of shops
Day or night the mall is a hive of activity.
Eagle Street pier
Huge towers beside Eagle Street wharf.
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.
Cruise past the wheel on your way to lunch at The Regatta Hotel, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
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