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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

BRISBANE CITY

We had a few trips to town for appointments. I tried to capture the city buzz with my phone.

 Christmas decoration in the Queen St Mall.

 The City Christmas tree in King George Square

 The heritage listed Albert St Uniting Church dwarfed by the first tower to be built in Brisbane in 1971.

I was struck by the squiggle on this building. After some research, I discovered that it is an imprint of the Brisbane River. The building was completed in 2015. The building is nicknamed "Brisbane River Tower". The smaller building next to the tower is called 192 Central. Both buildings are owned by Daisho, a Japanese company. 
The bronze sculpture is one of four at the entrance to King Edward Park.  The sculpture is called Forme de Mitte (Forms of Myth) by Arnaldo Pomodoro. 
A Jacaranda tree is trying to soften the concrete jungle.

Another day we were walking from the CBD to Fortitude Valley and passed Warry St where Hassel Architect's building is on the left. It is a heritage listed building. It was a bakery, the ovens are still a feature inside the building. This is where our daughter works when she is sent to the Brisbane Office from Sydney. The Poinciana Tree brightens up the street.

17 comments:

  1. What a lovely tour you've taken us on. Interesting squiggle that turns out to be Brisbane River.

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  2. Nice to have a tour around the city with you.

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  3. Hmm, your Christmas tree looks as interesting and attractive as our own Melbourne tree. Nay, maybe yours is better.

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  4. Hello Diane, I love the Christmas decorations. The rocking horse and tree are pretty. My favorite tree is the Poinciana. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. Thank you, Diane. I love your town views. The river building is cool. Hug B

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  6. The Christmas tree is so neat - perhaps a bit too neat. I prefer the natural beauty of that red tree.

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  7. Gorgeous tree. And your town looks so pretty and festive and I really like the River on the tower. That's very interesting. The photo of the church looks like it might be a gingerbread Church it looks so tiny in front of the Tower.

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  8. Gosh you did well with your phone Diane, I'm hopeless with mine and I absolutely dread it if people come up and ask me to take a picture of them with their phones, which happens a lot! It's amazing how small the church looks next to the tower. I like the river detail on the new building and the tree is fabulouso!

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  9. Looks like a wonderful city and I love the christmas decorations

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  10. What a gorgeous red tree! Interesting how the large church is dwarfed by the skyscraper.

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  11. I wonder if that man in the first picture realises he has a rocking horse above his head.

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  12. Beautiful city! You did capture the essence of the place. Your photos make me want to visit there. I think I would feel at home at once. Lovely tree!

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  13. The only Australian cities I've stayed in are Perth and Sydney. I've only ever seen Brisbane when landing in transit....at night. I must try and remedy that one day.

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  14. The pictures are wonderful and merely serve to renew my determination to visit "down under". And when I do, I will certainly head for Brisbane.

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  15. What a fun city! It has a little for everybody. I like the trees softening the landscape.

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  16. Nice city tour. I'm getting a new more sophisticated camera for Christmas and am trying to decide whether I also need a new point and shoot pocket camera or instead should learn to take better casual photos with my Iphone. Can't see carrying my new bigger one every time I walk downtown and yet almost every time I do I see something to take a picture of. (my current p&s isn't working too well since I fell on top of it. For some odd reason.)

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