Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Followers of this blog might notice I've got a thing for Jacaranda trees. Every October Brisbane is spray-painted with these purple splodges everywhere.
Enjoy your weekend!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Looking up at the amazing aerial root systems of a Moreton Bay Fig tree. This one is in New Farm Park but they are found all over Brisbane. I love them. They provide something to eat for our large fruit-bat population and fantastic shelter and shade for the human population. The canopy is huge and dense and the spreading limbs can be a mass of tangles or gnarly and twisted like the veins on an aged pair of hands.
So... going back to my roots (yeah)... and I couldn't decide which one was most representative.... so here's all three. Click on a photo for an enlargement and have a great weekend. It's going to be 27 degrees and sunny here in Brisbane - perfect weather to get out and about. I'll be at work in a darkened room. Aargh!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This wooden walkway weaves its way through the huge aerial roots of Moreton Bay Fig trees in New Farm Park. You can make a secret hide-out in the circular chambers that the roots create and you can climb up them and onto the main branches of the trees. Excellent fun!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I just can't do this place justice with my camera skills. It's a 24 hour venue that goes from being a cafe and bistro during the day to a full-on nightclub at night. It has grass on the stairs, a waterfall, plants growing everywhere, a retractable glass roof, seating pods suspended from chains 3 stories up, fancy themed booths individually decked out - including one with a double bed and a mountain of cushions and another with a peacock theme. Even the toilets are worth a visit - all space age and mirrored so much you bump into yourself. The designer is Nick Brunner from Melbourne who also designed the Press Club and Family - other venues in The Valley. You can visit the Cloudland Website for more.
Cloudland has a long and meaningful history with long-term Brisbane residents - everyone remembers it and you can read more about that in tff's excellent blog here.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
OK, I admit I bumped the saturation up a
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Bicyle Revolution. As well as repairs, they will custom-build a recycled or refurbished bike for you. Out the back are the skeletal remains of hundreds of orphaned bikes, waiting to be spruced up, powder coated and assembled together as a recycled cycle for a proud new owner.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I guess when you have sunshine in abundance like you do here normally you become a bit spoiled. The plants in the garden are going great guns, though. And there's probably some very smug ducks around.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Emptying the remains of a piñata, tumbling sweet treats and little toys into a salivating pack of under tens is a risky job. It's every man, woman and child for themselves. You get in and get out as quickly as you can and hope that someone remembered to put the big stick in a safe place.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
When I was in Crete a couple of years ago, I noticed blooming Jacarandas in late May. Do you have them where you are? If so... when do they bloom?
Here's a proper photo of a blossoming Jacaranda tree taken last year.
Friday, October 8, 2010
The sunset on Tuesday evening in Brizzie was a cracker. I had to work fast, though - the sky was changing by the second. By the time I put my camera back in its case there was hardly any orange left - just muted purples and dusky pinks.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Barely a year old, this is the new King George Square in all it's uninviting, concrete glory. In the middle of summer when people in the city need a break from the searing heat and maybe a bit of shade, they might want to avoid this place where temperatures get up to 50 degrees celcius. Ouch!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
My extensive research (5 mins on Google) tells me that this is a Pale Headed Rosella. Please let me know if I am wrong!
This one was spotted scoffing flowers in Grange in the northern suburbs a couple of weeks ago.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Well after months of anticipation, the all new fashionable Burnett Lane is open for business. I reckon it's more of a make-under than a make-over. The only difference I can see is that the lane has a pretty pattern on the pavement. Not that I'm complaining. I liked it fine the way it was/is. They've stuck a few chairs and tables out there for people to relax on and throughout the month of October there is going to be lunchtime entertainment.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Today's post is part of the City Daily Photo community's monthly theme day. The theme is Graffiti.
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