Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Our neighbour Jan, a keen photographer, took us into town to photograph the "William Jolly Bridge" that is lit up. Being close to the art galleries, the bridge displays works of art. This week it is celebrating the opening of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) at QAGOMA, the bridge will be exhibiting artist Monira Al Qadiri’s ‘DIVER’ .

On the way back to the carpark I stopped for a silly photo.

We arrived early to check out the best place to stand to take the shots. Down on the river bank or on the next bridge, the Kurilpa pedestrian bridge.
William Jolly Bridge

Poinciana Tree

My love.

The Kurilpa Bridge

From the Kurilpa Bridge looking at The Victoria Bridge lit orange
 for "NO Violence' awareness.

Looking the other way to the "William Jolly Bridge"


We walked and walked carrying cameras and tripods and got home with tired little legs.


  1. Lots of color in these photos!

  2. Good God - the council has gone mad with colouring the city sights up.
    Those poinciana trees are almost as bad as the jacarandas with their droppings.
    A street cleaner's nightmare!
    Great photography as always, Diane.

  3. Lovely photos and well worth that long walk which you are lucky you can still go far.
    Very colourful bridges the first photo, my favourite.

  4. Worth the effort, for sure. I really like the clean lines of the Victoria Bridge. It is rather different to the old Victoria Bridge.

  5. Beautiful photos and the bridges look great.

  6. The red Free is fantastic i have never sen that tree

  7. 5, 10 and 13 are my favorites. they are all Stunning, no wonder you went to take photos. amazing night shots. LOVE the silly photo, great idea, both putting you behind the bike and the fact the bike is there... you outdid yourself on the photograph skills

  8. You did a good job, they look all wonderful!

  9. Hello, looks like a wonderful outing for the photographer. The light at night are beautiful, I love the colorful bridge and the poinciana trees. Beautiful post and photos. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

  10. Beautiful photos, the bridges looked spectacular, specially the William Jolly bridge.
    The poinciana tree looks great.

  11. The colors are wonderful -- bridge AND trees! Great photos. I wonder if the bridge is always lit in colors or if this was a special thing. Imagine living there where you could see it every night!

    1. Yea they are lit every night but for different reasons and in different colours.

  12. Gosh Diane, these are all fabulous photos. How nice to see it all in person!
    Hope you enjoyed a nice lie-in the next morning ;D)

  13. I can understand why your legs were tired, but your night photos are absolutely gorgeous.

  14. Wonderful shots but I can’t go past the natural beauty of the red tree.

  15. I shall join in the general praise of the results of your efforts.

  16. Oh my, spectacular shots.
    I love them all.
    I stopped by after visiting Sandra of mad snapper's blog.
    I love her blog and have been visiting it for years.
    Stop by and see what I posted from California.
    God's Masterpieces of Fall.
    Sue of photowannabe

  17. So beautiful. I love reading about your adventures together ... and seeing your photos. Except I’m envious of your talent! Night photography is difficult. It really is a lot about where youposition yourself for the perfect shot isn’t it. Thank you for sharing the amazing results of all those steps. I can well believe your legs were tired!

  18. Thanks for sharing these photos. We only had one day in Brisbane and I have alwasy said it was my favourite Australian city but we never had to time to see enough of it. Have a great week t'other Diane

  19. Oh I love all your photos Diane. Very beautiful. What is the tree with the red blossoms near the bridge?

  20. Your photos are wonderful, I can feel the atmosphere of the lights ! I hope that the hanging bike is not part of modern art, that wouldn't surprise me !

  21. Your photographs are WONDERFUL.
    I enjoyed seeing every one of them.

    All the best Jan

  22. Wow, these are some amazing scenes! That red tree is simply fabulous--I've never seen anything like it!

  23. Diane, I am rather envious of these wonderful photos. Yu certainly got some great ones both in daylight and in the evening. I wondered if you handheld your camera or used a tripod and what settings you used as I have never had much success with outdoor evening shots.

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