Saturday, January 3, 2009

Multiplication And Division

According to the 2006 census, there are about 1.8 million residents of Brisbane (lots more now, I'd say). Since I moved here in August 2005, about 153,000 others have too. As I am still on a break from work, I have done the maths for you - it's about 860 a week... which makes it the fastest growing city in Australia. The traditional quarter-acre block with a Queenslander on it is becoming a rarity with the blocks being divided as the population multiplies. I like this block of apartments because of the sheer scale of it.

By the way - I'm back from my time away at the Woodford Folk Festival which is about 80kms north of Brisbane. I have been debating with myself as to whether I should post a picture from there as so many people from Brisbane travel there each year. Everywhere you look there's a photograph waiting to happen... but I have decided to be a purist. Brisbane only!

Also - thanks for all the great comments and apologies for no Brisbane New Year shots.


Alex G. said...

Funny. I arrived to Brisbane on July 2005 and I also have a blog about this great city.

abc said...

Looks like a beehive. But I'm sure the apartments are nice on the inside. I had no idea Brisbane was that big and growing at such an amazing rate.

Annie said...

So good to see someone else who sees the photographable in apartment buildings...(patterns)


ps When I go to New York to visit my daughter...I can't put my camera down!

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