Brisbane, QLD


Sunday, November 3, 2019

JACARANDA PARTY TIME

We went to New Farm Park in Brisbane to celebrate our son in law's nephew's third birthday. It was fun catching up with SIL's family and seeing the beautiful Jacaranda trees in flower.




 We haven't had rain for ages but it decided to sprinkle before the party but it cleared up in time for us to celebrate.

 It was very pleasant looking over the river.

 
Billie is the only child of all these siblings. He is the only child in his father's family too. So he is pretty special. 

 I sneaked away from the party to take some photos of the beautiful park. New Farm Park was opened in 1916. It was a remarkable reshaping of an unsightly ill drained grazing reserve.




An elegant rotunda and kiosk were designed by Albert Foster in the Federation style. The rotunda has been used for concerts, weddings, family reunions  and recreational activities for over 100 years. Unfortunately the kiosk burnt down in 2000.

18 comments:

  1. Those jacarandas are a sight for sore eyes. They have to be one of the most spectacular trees when they flower.

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  2. It was nice to get together to celebrate the little's birthday. I hope he gets some more little cousins to play with. The jacarandas and roses are stunning. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

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  3. Had a nice day then. The colours are wonderful - the roses lovely too.
    We visited Auntie in Brisbane one day, stayed two night on the Sunshine Coast then moved on..

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  4. That is a lonely nephew..., the jacarandas look beautiful.

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  5. the last two photos are spectacular. love the Jacaranda and roses together... a beautiful place for a picnic and family get together. wow! lots of siblings to only have one child...

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  6. Lovely springtime in contrast to our later and colder fall!!

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  7. The most beautiful trees! Great that the property was reclaimed ...makes it even a more special place. I have a friend whose one grandchild is like that little boy ... an only child in spades. He’s all grown up now and still pretty special (according to his grandmother ;)).

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  8. So lovely to see all of your photographs.
    The jacarandas are beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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  9. Looks a beautiful park. Jacarandas are stunning. I wish they grew here.

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  10. So beautiful, and also fun to see the lovely spring colors in your neck of the woods, while over in my corner we are surrounded by the reds and golds of autumn.

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  11. Lovely to see your flowers. Colors here are of fall and fading fast.

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  12. The Jacaranda trees are beautiful, as is the park. It looks as if the party was a big success.

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  13. It's a gorgeous area and those Jacaranda trees are stunning.

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  14. The flowers in bloom are so lovely...we are loosing ours and you are gaining yours.
    I love the Jacaranda carpet in that one photo.

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  15. Oh wow these trees are beautiful as well as the roses What a great time of the year it is

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  16. My what gorgeous blooms! I love those petals on the ground, too.



    My Corner of the World

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  17. I never knew I was such a fan of purple until I saw your jacaranda tree photos! They sure make a dramatic show.

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