ANZAC Square, Brisbane.
Looking north-west from the Adelaide Street side of Post Office Square towards Central Station, facing Ann Street. The Sofitel Hotel on Turbot Street provides a backdrop.
The statue in the centre of the photo is a memorial to Queenslanders who fought during the Second Boer War, 1899–1902.
The memorial features a life-size Queensland Mounted Infantryman. It was sculpted by James Laurence Watts from 1912 to 1919. It is also known as Boer War Memorial and The Scout.
We often pass this house, on our walks with Stan. According to onthehouse.com.au, it sits on a 405m2 block of land, and has a compact 71m2 footprint. Being built in 1900 the house has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a car space.I particularly like the window hoods along the side of the building.
Yesterday, we noticed this cute weather board cottage has now been leased.
On Wednesday morning, a spur of the moment decision led us to journey 90 minutes north to the Sunshine Coast. The trip yielded picture postcard perfect views.
Revisiting Mooloolaba was the aim. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar.
On the way home, we stopped in neighbouring Buddina to experience the pristine beach.
Nature in action, Grosvenor Street, Balmoral, Brisbane. The orange and green of these bird of paradise flowers show how well seconday colours compliment each other.
The deep blue water of Moreton Bay at sunset. It appears to rise up above the level of Walnut Street, Wynnum, Brisbane.
Another example of a jacked up Queenslander house awaiting an infilled ground floor. It stands in startling contrast to surrounding single storey buildings. Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, Brisbane.
Winter’s Day features neighbouring jacked up Queenslanders on Riding Road, Balmoral.
Town Hall clock tower, viewed from the Queen Victoria Building, George Street, Sydney.
Norman Foster +Partners designed the Lumière apartment building behind.
Hanging garden viewed through reeded glass, 11th floor lift lobby, Four Points by Sheraton, Broadway, Sydney.
I like the simplicity of this front garden in Balmoral, Brisbane. Plants include:
- Foxtail palm
- Something variegated
Almost a year has elapsed since we moved from Sydney to Brisbane. A morning stroll from Central Park took us through UTS (University of Technology Sydney). Gazing at the final touches of the rebirth of Building 2, my mind wandered to memories of the eleven plus years of mostly enjoyable work time spent there.
Our transversal of Darling Harbour allowed a glimpse of the boat show, gently bobbing in Cockle Bay.
Ambling down George Street alongside the ‘soon’ to be commissioned tram tracks, my thoughts turned to reminiscing the good times, hosted in venues that are being replaced.
The two-hour journey ended at Circular Quay. As we approached, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House emerged gracefully, appearing to shake off the shackles of the surrounding structures of transportation and wealth. Claiming their place as man made jewels atop the deep blue sparkling water of Port Jackson.
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