I didn’t know too much about Brisbane when I arrived. But what I now know is that this was probably my favourite chapter in all of Australia.
It was everything about the city. The perfect size to have everything I needed and not get bored. It isn’t coastal, however we had the Southbank with a man made beach for when a chill in the sun was necessary. It was a great area for bars and restaurants as well as being adjacent to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
It was big enough to have many events, and every day was a chance to see something different. This time round a huge rubber duck decided to make an appearance, an advert for ‘Australia’s biggest duck race’ for Cancer Research.
The city was beautiful. I had lost count of how many times I crossed the winding Brisbane River- known locally as the brown snake- to see the city skyline in all it’s glory. A free City Hopper ferry can be taken down the river to various stops within the city centre, useful for tourists and commuters alike to get around.
And of course the sunsets. I certainly miss watching that sunrise and sunset glistening off the buildings nearby, whether I was starting work early or finishing late at night. And only wearing tshirt, shorts and flip flops… it was a more laidback city compared to Sydney and Melbourne and often gets labeled as ‘a big country town’. A reason I felt comfortable walking through the CBD as if I just got back from the beach.
I went from a Brisbane summer right into a Melbourne winter too, meaning I haven’t seen the sun anywhere close to how much I did here. However looking back at these shots helps a lot, and I can almost feel the humidy again. It sounds strange to say, but it is another thing I miss just because I attach it to my time here.
I know I have readers from Brisbane, say hey if you are and I have a lot more shots to come from Queensland’s capital!
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