We have just come home from spending 2 half days and a night in Brisbane.
We spent 2 hours yesterday and a good hour today riding the ferry down the Brisbane river, at about $2.20 each on a seniors card for each trip it was a wonderful way to see the city and also see a bit of the flood damage. In the city centre itself a lot looks better but on closer inspection there is still a lot of cleaning up to be done. If you double click on this collage you will bring it up better.
I always love the architectural details and especially the lovely huge old Queenslanders that are, mostly, lucky for them, high on the river bank.
Another thing I love are man hole covers and the Brisbane city council one I found was a beauty, I think these were done when Xpo was on.
Last night we went to see Dr Zhivago, the musical, I wasnt sure how it would go but the voices, especially Anthony Warhole were magic, the scenes on a small stage very impressive and all in all I loved it.
The fact that I had to climb a zillion stairs and then we were in the front row of what in my day was "the
gods" was a bit difficult as I dont like heights but we managed.
John took the night photo for me.
Jill had booked us into Rydges, which was so very convenient and we could walk every where, not that we ate there, well we wandered down for breakfast this morning and found some where and did the same at the Performing Art Centre's cafe for dinner last night, very nice food but prices not over the top. I am most impressed at how ell it has all been done.
This morning after going down the bit of the river we didnt do yesterday we had a few cultural hours at the Museum, the Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Modern Art, but they are for tomorrow.
We managed to pack in a lot, now I am off for an afternoon zizz!