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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane January 8th 2022

Part of the riverside site where the gardens are located was originally a botanic reserve. It was established in 1828 to provide food for the early penal colony. The City Botanic Gardens officially opened in 1855. Macadamia Nut - This tree planted by Walter Hill in 1858 is believed to be the world's first non-Indigenous cultivation of the macadamia. F. Jemmy Morrill and the brolgas sculpture - Queenslander Lindsay Daen created this bronze sculpture. It is on permanent loan from the Queensland Art Gallery. The sculpture is of 22-year-old seaman, James Morrill. In 1846, he was the sole survivor of an outer edge Great Barrier Reef shipwreck. Saved by the Aboriginal people, he lived with them for 17 years before returning to the European settlement in Bowen, North Queensland. He helped to improve indigenous and early ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane April 8th 2021

DAVID - Brisbane City is colloquially referred to as the "Brisbane CBD" or "the city". It is located on a point on the northern bank of the River Brisbane, historically known as Meanjin, Mianjin or Meeanjin in the local Aboriginal Australian dialect. The triangular shaped area is bounded by the median of the Brisbane River to the east, south and west. The point, known at its tip as Gardens Point, slopes upward to the north-west where the city is bounded by parkland and the inner city suburb of Spring Hill.The City is laid out according to a grid pattern surveyed during the city's early colonial days, a feature typical of most Australian street patterns. As a general rule, the streets aligned northwest-south east are named after male members of the HOuse of Hanover, while the northeast-south ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Toowong January 8th 2020

Du premier au 7 janvier 2020 : Nous passons la semaine à Brisbane chez Alan et Carole. Le premier janvier, nous mangeons mexicain en famille, puis nous allons nous promener au centre commercial Toowong Village. Le lendemain, Alan nous emmène au Royal Park Hotel où il nous a réservé une chambre. Nous prenons un superbe steak pour le déjeuner au restaurant Parlar, puis nous visitons le parc en face de l'hôtel. Le soir, nous dînons indien au MEHFIL INDIAN restaurant. Le 3 janvier, Alan nous a réservé des place pour le ATP tournament, qui se déroule à Brisbane, avec justement ce jour-là, la rencontre France-Chili. Superbe journée, surtout pour moi. Le 4 janvier, nous allons nous promener avec Ryan, le fils de Carole et Alan. Nous faisons un tour de grande roue puis nous allons au ... read more
Le jardin botanique ...
... en face du Royal Park Hotel
Décor de Noël ...

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Toowong December 31st 2019

31 décembre 2019 : Pour le réveillon, Alan nous a préparé une petite surprise, à savoir un concert dans le théâtre lyrique de Brisbane. Nous avons apprécié le concert, puis nous sommes allés sur le balcon de l'immeuble pour assister au feu d'artifice sur la rivière Brisbane; C'était également magnifique... read more
Avec Alan, Carole et Ryan
Les musiciens se mettent en place
Début du concert

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Toowong December 30th 2019

30 décembre 2019 : Nous nous rendons dans le parc central de la ville le matin avec Ryan. Le soir, nous nous promenons dans Brisbane en famille, tout d'abord au dixième étage, au bar de l'hôtel Emporium, d'où nous avons une magnifique vue générale de la ville; Nous nous promenons ensuite sur les quais d'où nous avons une vue de Brisbane by night.... read more
Vue générale de Brisbane
Vue depuis l'hôtel EMPORIUM
Sur les quais

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane May 21st 2019

This is a report about Brisbane which I wrote when learning English at TAFE and I would like to share with you. I have learned different types of writing, such as report, narrative, exposition, biography, discussion essay, cause and effect essay, and persuasive essay (or argumentative essay). Learning academic writing was a great experience which I have really enjoyed. I hope to become an English teacher in the future, and one of my plans is to teach English at an orphanage in Vietnam. BRISBANE This report is written about Brisbane for the purpose of providing brief information about the city, as well as assisting first time visitors in discovering its attractions. General information about the city’s geographical location and population, in addition to guidance about major tourist sites, will also be mentioned in this report. Geographical ... read more
A man performed a magic on Queen street, Brisbane CBD
Christmas celebration
Buddha festival

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane May 18th 2019

After a long journey via Manchester, Stockholm and Singapore we finally arrived in Brisbane. Martin and Gemma met us at Brisbane Airport. We all set off on the short car drive to their "Queenslander" style home in Clayfield, Brisbane. It was a few days before we fully adapted to the time difference and settle in to the Australian lifestyle. Our first major outing together was North to Coolum where we rented an Airbnb house. From here we could explore the beach and places nearby on the Sunshine Coast, such as Noosa. It was a very pleasant few days and we returned to Brisbane via the spectacular Glasshouse Mountains. The next 2 weeks we spent our time in and around Brisbane city visiting the botanic gardens, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and enjoying walks along the riverside. ... read more
Poppy having a rest
Forest scene
watery scene

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane November 9th 2018

I cannot believe my last article was written in March! After a month of visiting friends and family in Europe, we flew to Melbourne… Rainy and cold Melbourne. It turned out to be a nice city, but we wanted warmth and sun (otherwise, we might as well have stayed in Essex!) so we decided to move South to the Gold Coast. We stayed there for about a month. We lived in an AirBnB in Elanora with a lovely host, Ria, until I found a job in Brisbane (and we realised jobs in the Gold Coast were hard to get by). After two weeks of commuting from the Gold Coast to Brisbane (about 2 hours and a half), we moved into a little studio flat in Brisbane, New Farm, very close to the city centre, where we ... read more
Wildlife on the roads!
RiverFire over Storybridge
Koala in Brisbane Lone Pine Sanctuary

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane September 19th 2018

JUST A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT REMINDERS, First, when I send a lot of pictures you have to click below the text to see the rest of the pictures beyond what is embedded in the text ! ALSO and OF MORE IMPORTANCE - If you haven't made your way over to the www.cureduchenne.org/Jimsride website, please don't put it off. 100 percent of your donations are going directly to Cureduchenne and will be used to find a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I've been bragging to the Aussie's about how generous people from the fastener and industrial distribution industries are in the US/Europe/ and Asia so please help me keep face :) We've got a long way to go to reach this years goal. I've got a lot of comments on the ride T-Shirts - Don't forget a ... read more
Drover JIm

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane September 18th 2018

Coff's Harbour and The Road to Brisbane Thanks to my wife’s suggestion to leave Sydney a day early, I had a short 2 1/2 hour ride up to Coff’s Harbour from Port Macquiere. Coff’s H is a getaway spot with both marinas and beaches. I wanted a hotel along the beach-however that’s not exactly what I got. That said: what I got was actually pretty cool. I reserved Brodie’s Beach House Bungalow (BBHB) Which turned out to be more of a Air BnB in a residential area. I drove right past it on my first pass thinking I was looking for a resort (see the little sign). Brodie’s consist of a 4 bedroom house with a little 1 room bungalow behind the house. No one was around so I called and got the owner and told ... read more
Brodies sign I missed the first pass by
Brodies other half bungalow view
Brodies Bungalow




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