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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

OVER THE BRIDGE City Walk Part 2

After walking through the city, along the river and through the Botanic gardens we came to the "Goodwill Bridge". We crossed over the Brisbane River and stopped for lunch at the Ship Inn Hotel, once a rough place where dock workers and sailors behaved badly. Now it is a historic building spruced up for tourists.
Over the bridge

 From the bridge we can see the CityCat on the right and the baby CityHopper on the left. The CityHopper is free.

 This is the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, named after Lady Phyllis Cilento, a physician, who championed children's and women's health.

 Then we walked through Southbank Parklands. Firstly we walked along the river and.....
 past the children's wading pools then.....
 past the man made beach where people believe winter is over and .......
 through the arbour to......
  the street leading to ........

the bus station. We are impressed with our bus service to and from the city. They have pak'n ride carparks at bus stations and the bus travels on a purpose built bus lane. There is no other traffic except buses. They run every 15 minutes and take 35 mins to get to town from Loganholme about 30k away. We have a concession 'Go-Card' and it is much cheaper than paying to park in town and easier than finding a park in town.

23 comments:

  1. Very pretty walk that you have shown. The photos are lovely, and how about the bus - it's good that people use it as it seems they have no choice with the parking etc.

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  2. Your city shots are fantastic Diane, you have a beautifully clean and well organised city.. everyday when I look at the world situation I think how lucky we are to live in Australia.

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  3. How much better modern architecture looks when the sun is shining!

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  4. lovely features there! like that color on the children's hospital. :)

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  5. It looks a beautiful city. I wish more places would have good public transport links.

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  6. I think Park and ride schemes are good for city visits. I enjoyed following your walk around town.

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  7. What a great walk with so many interesting things to see. I believe in peak times the bus lanes can get quite congested with buses.

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  8. Your photos show a beautiful city Diane. Great idea to ride the buses. Saves such a lot of hassle when you can enjoy the ride and not have to worry where to park at the end of it.

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  9. I'm very impressed with the beauty of Brisbane and with the transportation systems you have.

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  10. Hi, The more I see of Brisbane, the more impressed I am.. So many of our cities here are dirty and dingy... Brisbane is clean and exciting looking... I'm IMPRESSED.. Wish I could see the city!!!!

    Thanks for taking us with you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. Hi Dianne, I wish now I had spent more time re-discovering Brisbane. I did see that new hospital but was driving and so lost at the time I didn't pause for a good look. Brisbane is indeed a lovely place to live.

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  12. It looks all very beautiful, so new, modern and so clean. No rubbish on the streets. The bus service is very great. We have those Park & Ride places near big cities here too.

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  13. I am really enjoying this virtual walk through a city I love. T'other Diane.

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  14. I am with you. We rarely drive to the city. Public transpiort is more relaxing and cheaper.

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  15. It's been about years since I've been to the centre of Brisbane - maybe the opportunity will come my way again one year soon....

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  16. A great bus/train is worth its weight in gold. What a lovely city and I love the wading beaches. Looks lovely and warm there.

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  17. Reminds me of London and the ancient docklands now it looks like little Dubai and is a business center ! Not to speak about the bus service there, I never had to wait longer then 5 min wherever I went. A dream compared to here !

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  18. What a nice walk, the water in the wading pool looks so nice and inviting

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  19. Such a pretty place to walk. I have better luck persuading (my) Bill to walk in cities than out in the country. (Because he likes to have a goal, say, like a pub or restaurant to walk to and that's easier in the cit!

    . I always wonder where the people who behave badly go when gentrification happens. (But I don't wonder too hard -- I love places like this and am glad for them. And I'm sure people who actually live in the big city (close to these areas) are even more grateful.

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  20. An amazing bridge and city. Like graffiti.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  21. I have walked over your bridges often. I must try the city hopper next time I come.

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  22. Thanks for sharing your journey and your City Diane. Adelaide also has purpose-built tracks for high-speed bus travel from the edge of the CBD to a northern suburb some 17kms distant - it does encourage one to leave the car home because of its speed and convenience. Happy weekend to you and yours.

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