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Currumbin Beach, South East Queensland.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

OTHER STUFF

My time for blogging has been eaten up by other stuff. Sorry I haven't been to visit regular readers lately. I am sorting through hundreds of slides, scanning them and processing them ready to include in my book. I had a trial run at publishing the first chapter, only to find the photos were not at a high enough resolution for printing. Back in 2009 I didn't know things about DPI or pixels. So I have to go through all the old posts and rescan the photos and repost them. So I am blogging but rehashing the pages needed for my book. I'll be back when I've redone the posts and scanned more slides for more stories/posts.
In the meantime come for a walk with us.We went for a walk around the city park, South Bank Parklands. We intended doing a long walk along the river side but the temperature shot up to over 30°C so we opted for a stroll around the park instead. I thought summer was over but not yet. We even have another big cyclone heading for North Queensland again. We don't usually get cyclones as late as April.
We emerged from the underground car park to find the street closed and full of market stalls.

The other side of the street are wall to wall restaurants.

 The market offered a variety of goods.

Next to the market is the park, we walked across the grass and joined the pretty arbor which winds from one end of the park to the other. It is about a mile long. It is covered in bougainvillaea and provides well needed shade even in Autumn.

 It wasn't long before TOH was in search of a coffee. We found a table next to a little canal.

 After coffee we continued our walk and came to the man made beach.

 Nearby is the swimming pool.

 We would walk along the arbor until there was another place to visit like the rainforest walk. There are also lots of picnic and BBQ areas too.

 Occasionally we could see the city peeping through the trees from the other side of the river.

The end of the park opens onto the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Brisbane Wheel. Out of the shot is also the Conservatorium of Music and Queensland Ballet as well as the ABC broadcasting building. Across the road is the museum, the art gallery, the state library and the Gallery of Modern Art. It is a nice area of town

25 comments:

Andrew said...

The arbour walk looks great, and it goes so far. It make take some work to keep the bougainvillea under control.

eileeninmd said...

Diane, what a lovely place for a walk. The shade from the arbor helps to keep cool while walking. The bougainvillea is lovely. Thank you for taking me along on your walk. Have a happy day, good luck on your book!

Buttons said...

Oh you are forgiven:) Your photos are worth waiting for I LOVE the dresses hanging oh so pretty. Hug B

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looked like a fun outing and fun to see all the folks enjoying what will soon be the end of your summer season, Diane.
Good luck with the sorting and scanning project which is time consuming for sure.

whiteangel said...

What a lovely walk.
My goodness, it sounds as if you have one mighty job in front of you. Good luck.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I did enjoy that walk because I have enjoyed walking and eating in the area when I visit. I have not seen the wheel though. Is it new or am I just unobservant?

Sandra said...

love the umbrellas and tables and all the colorful things for sale. my favorite is the man made beach and the pool...

Cynthia said...

Such a beautiful walk in the city. Something for everyone!

TexWisGirl said...

park, beach, restaurants, shops - what's not to like? :)

RoeH said...

Sounds to me like you've got a great project going on. Take your time and enjoy it. I'd love to have been at that market place. My friend is getting ready to go to Melbourne for two years. I'm jealous already. :)

Gosia said...

Brisbane wheel is similiar to London Eye. Photos are great and the weather of course.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy to know you have a good excuse for not blogging (;>)...seriously, glad you are OK and just busy! Sounds like a great project.

George said...

I enjoyed our walk through your beautiful park. I can only imagine all the work required to rescan your photos, but I know the work will be well worthwhile. I hope the cyclone doesn't cause too much damage.

Alicia Cook said...

Enjoyed your walk in South Bank. Lucky we had some rain to make everything nice and green. Haven't been to the markets there for some time so shall take myself and my camera for a nosey around.

Jeanne said...

Enjoyed taking this walk with you, and know you must be busy working on that book. What an exciting project!

Michele Unger said...

Thanks for the lovely walk! Your photos, as always, are stunning. I hope your slide sorting and photo upgrading goes without too much hassle. It sounds like a daunting job, but a worthwhile one.

Betsy Adams said...

Hello on a gorgeous, spring day in TENNESSEE. Wow---after the long and bitter winter we had this year, Spring is even more inviting and lovely.

Wow--that is a beautiful area of your city... I dread summer--but love Spring.. I know you will be glad when FALL gets to you... I'd love walking and checking out that area. Great photos.

We are now home 'again' --after our 5th trip since the end of February.... Seems as if we visited five different states --although the trips weren't planned for that reason... ha... BUT--as I always say, it's great to be home... I did publish a blog post today--so check it out when you have time. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

You can buy such pretty dresses at markets for such cheap prices which is really cool. I love to wander around markets buy rarely have the money to buy stuff

Rhodesia said...

Lovely photos and very colourful. I know what you mean about having time, I also am not keeping up with blogs. I just blog when I can, and visit when I can, meanwhile.....
Take care and have a good week Diane

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The weather looks lovely there, Diane. This looks like a nice place to spend a day...lots to do!

Rose ~ from Oz said...

A truly lovely area of town Diane, wonderful images! Summer and the associated heat is not keen on departing north Qld either, it's still very hot and humid up this way. Ita passed over us on its way and dumped a heap of rain, wind, but we were lucky with very little damage.

What Karen Sees said...

Does look like a lovely walk and a beautiful day.

Susan said...

Something for everyone in that walk.
It sounds like you have a huge project on the go - good luck and I'm sure it will all be worth it :D)

Susan said...

Something for everyone in that walk.
It sounds like you have a huge project on the go - good luck and I'm sure it will all be worth it :D)

Sara said...

There is a lot to see and do there, and it all looks like it's very interesting and/or fun . . a great place to spend a few hours. I'd love to take a ride on that ferris wheel!