Brisbane CBD in pictures
On a recent visit to Brisbane I decided to take an afternoon stroll with my camera and thought I would share it with you.
I began at my hotel which was in the heart of the CBD (Central Business District). It is not all business though as there is plenty of shopping to be done.
There are some things which aren’t all business in this side of town.
For a start I came across some unique street art.
A popular meeting place is just outside the rather impressive City Hall.
The City Hall can be found on King George Square which looks a little bit like this.
Yes, you can see correctly, they’ve got their Christmas Tree up and what a fine specimen it is too. Does it get you in the festive spirit? Well if so you might want to sing some Christmas Carols?
Seriously, how many Carol Singers do you know who wear shorts? They are never going to get a white Christmas at this rate. Mind you it was a scorcher of a day, hitting a peak of 39C during the day. Thankfully I didn’t go out until it was a lot cooler… well a little bit cooler after 6pm.
Well I suppose we should be grateful for this lovely weather so close to Our Lord’s birthday. I’ll just give a little prayer of thanks at this old style church.
Well it might not be everyone’s religion but the Australians are famous for a hobby of theirs. It can be summed up by what they’ve done to their Treasury building.
Well I’m saving my money today so I’ll keep on walking.
Hold on what do I see hear, surely it is not Schipol Airport again as I’m seeing a load of balls.
I better escape this silliness.
A popular place to hang out in Brisbane is the South Bank. So I’ll just cross the Victoria Bridge to get there.
Well if you don’t like the bridge, you can try another one but it is a little distance away.
I’ll stick with the Victoria Bridge as I can see what I’m heading directly towards.
I didn’t even have to get to the Arts Centre for some crafts as I could see some in the sky.
Since I walked across the bridge I might as well keep walking. There is a nice riverside walk just at the end of the bridge.
You can enjoy this riverside walk or be active and act like a local and go for a jog.
On the southside of Brisbane CBD
It was actually around here where I met one of the locals and he didn’t mind me taking a picture of him too.
It is a nice walk along the riverside and you can get some great views of the CBD like this one.
And this one.
Make sure you look on your other side as well otherwise you might miss something, maybe like a Nepalese Pagoda?
It’s not all about the river either for your walk. You might prefer the short but appealing rainforest walk?
These are all very good but I think you are missing a couple of things as to why the South Bank in Brisbane is so popular. Well for a start it is a great place to join the locals for a VB or two.
As you may know Brisbane is in the Australian State of Queensland. It is a beautiful State which I absolutely love. The place is very tropical and has some fantastic beaches. Well keen not to miss out Brisbane decided to so something about it. So what did it do? Well it made it’s own City Beach.
For some reason they call it a Street Beach rather than a City Beach.
Who cares though.
there’s a beach in Brisbane CBD!
It is pretty large though and has various sections. Here is another bit of it.
It is free to use so make sure you get down there to cool off.
I hope you enjoyed my quick walk around the CBD and South Bank of Brisbane. Have you been? If so what parts did you like the most?