Brisbane Business Trip 2009

March ’09 was a busy and fun-filled month. I had to make a trip to Brisbane, Australia for some work. But as they said, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. With that in mind, I decided to go around the city and take in the sights. Not to mention the food 😛

Though the weather report predicted 4 days of heavy rain, it was sunny all the time until I boarded the plane home.

bikerclocktower3This is a train station. Look at that magnificent clock tower!

As I walked through the streets, many interesting sights captivated me, especially this queer shot I took…probably I’m secretly hopping to visit Gold Coast yeah?

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Beyond this junction lies beautiful Brisbane River, the longest river in Southern Queensland (sources Wikipedia). The river is served by City Cats and a number of other ferries.

citycatA City Cat, I can see them clearly even from the Marriott Hotel room

blueskiesBlue skies welcome me as I cross the bridge spanning the river

frameAnother take on the bridge, I love this shot

citylineAnd the view gets even more breathtaking!

Anyone crossing to the other side of the river is quickly greeted with a huge Ferris wheel. Called the Wheel of Brisbane. Needless to say, this author took a ride in it and came back with even greater memories. Now I just have to find some time to get on board our very own Singapore Flyer

wheelThe 60m high wheel was opened in Aug 2008, a 15 min ride is well worth the $15 one spends

On the way back, there was this gorgeous building, I was to learn later that it’s actually a casino.

casinoAin’t it beautiful?

Now if you a itching by now to visit Brisbane, let me whet that appetite a bit more…

The next day I took a bus ride up Mt Cootha. Rising 287m above sea level, it overlooks the city of Brisbane. Here’s a shot.

skyI decided to show you more of the deep blue sky here again

sroadA winding road I took from the top of Mt Cootha to visit the Botanical Gardens below
Incidentally, the 2 ladies in the photo are part of a group of Korean girls I met along the way.

One of the photos I took in the Botanical Gardens.

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Around the city, church buildings dotted the streets. Some of them look more like pieces of art than just a mere building. Take a look at the following and you will agree.

unitingchurch

church

There are also several beautiful buildings for non-religious purposes. Such as the shot below, showing a hotel.

hotelThis building looks more at home in a Western movie 😀

There are other structures around the city that I have to give a spot on this post.

monumentI can’t recall the name and purpose of this monument. (if you my reader knows, please drop me a mail)

As the trip draws to an end, I can’t help but start to miss the sights, people and of course the food. I can never forget the breakfast I had at the Pig n Whistle pub. A blog post is too inadequate to express fully some of the beautiful sights I saw there.

It is of course always refreshing to know that I might just have another chance to visit Brisbane again…till then, sit tight, and don’t forget to send in your comments on my post. Your comments are truly greatly appreciated. 🙂

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5 Responses to “Brisbane Business Trip 2009”

  1. woah woah woah.. nice shot to bring out the place. i am itching to go to Australia again.. haha.

  2. i luv colin q photography!!!

  3. wow! u are good with photos man! i like those pictures of the sky…

  4. Thanks guys 😀

  5. Nice images..I love photography…
    Cheers..

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