So anyway, while I was in Brisbane, I got to catch up and spend time with a most special person. We went to QPAC and saw ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare-Abridged‘. It was a piss-funny show that didn’t stop entertaining the audience, even through Intermission.
On the Friday before I left for home, we took in the Museum at Southbank, wandered through the heart of the city, visited the old Brisbane City Hall, did the tour of the Hall, met an old school friend who now works in the ‘Museum of Brisbane‘ at City Hall, wandered the city some more, then had dinner at Garuva, an intimate yet lively restaurant and cocktail bar in ‘The Valley’.
Garuva has a really nice atmosphere that lends itself to romantic interludes whilst lounging on firm, yet comfortable floor level couches.
So, onward and upward with my photos of Brisbane City.
My first couple of photos are my way of paying respects to ‘Rock n Roll George‘, an iconic character of Brisbane streets from my Mums teen years to mine. George’s 48-215 is now a ‘Vehicle in Residence’ at the museum in the Brisbane Southbank precinct.
Outside the entrance to the art gallery is this ‘floating’ piece. Two views of the same piece:
The ‘Museum of Brisbane‘ is located on the 3rd floor of the Brisbane City Hall building, arguably the most recognisable building in Queensland.
We caught the last tour of the afternoon and had a nostalgic wander around. I still remember this building as a kid, and the anticipatory excitement of going ‘up the lift’ to the clock and bell tower.
I grabbed the following images. Pop over to the site for more information about this grand old building.
Under the central dome is the main ball and function room. The interior of the dome was refurbished and weather sealed. A multi-thousand unit LED light show was created, whilst retaining some of the original detail:
The main entrance is home to a marble staircase that incorporates stone from from Italy (the White marble), Black marble from Belgium and Brown marble came from Orange in New South Wales:
The light fittings in the main foyer weigh close to a tonne.
We wandered all over the city. Here are some of the few images I captured:
That was my view of Brisbane