Daily Photo – Wednesday 2nd September 2015 – Views of Brisbane Festival

Southbank  is busy with yet another festival going on, this time badged as the Brisbane festival.

It certainly brings a wonderful vibrant sight and sound to my view whilst walking over the bridge across the river.

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Brisbane Festival adding more light to the Southbank view.

And when I actually walk up close to the area on my way to get to my weekly cinema fix, I spotted these fabulous glass panels at the top of what I think is the Spiegeltent.

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Not just a simple marquee

I’m sure I’ll be back on the festival site before it leaves town.

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Daily Photo – Sunday 30th August 2015 – Fruit at B2B

Today was what is known in the local running calendar as Bridge to Brisbane Day. A 10km event starting at the Gateway bridge, going over it (I’m so glad I didn’t research what that looked like before the day!), before heading towards the City.

So many positives for me to take away…..the fact that the local public transport operators put on free extra services at stupid o clock on a Sunday morning, to get just under 17000 (yes that’s right seventeen thousand!) runners to the start line. A fabulous sight sitting on a train (one every few minutes) in the just after dawn hours and seeing nothing but race numbers attached to the front of every lyra/active wear traveller filling every carriage.

And then, there was the fact that I ran (well didn’t resort to walking anyway) the whole thing without stopping. Yes I have run 10k without stopping before, but not for a long time, and certainly not when the start was up a long hill. And yes I wanted to stop on many occasion, but after ticking off each kilometre marker that thought of….”come on just one more”… kicked in, so when I got to the 7km marker it turned into the ….. “well you can’t stop now”…..thought. Even when at about 9km, another damn hill appeared…. And I stated out loud (much to the surprise and amusement of several strangers running around me at the time)…. “Oh s##t….Right….Come on S!”.

So finish line crossed, T-shirt collected and lots of water drunk, I staggered out into the finish village to check out what was there before heading home (on the free train of course).

My favourite sight……the masses of chopped fruit just ready for the taking. Super refreshing and a nice change to the sugary snack bars usually handed out by some sponsor or other.

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Just the odd bit of fruit!

Would I do it again? Of course I would….how else can I get the excuse to eat guilt free chocolate/cake 😉

My stats: Finished in a time of 1:14:39, and placed 9885 out of 16784 finishers.

Daily Photo – Thursday 20th August 2015 – City from the Train

Sometimes I go to and from work on the train. And often this means going over one of the many bridges over the Brisbane river.

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City skyline from within a train.

Tonight, rather than sit and do things on my phone (don’t we all!), I thought I’d watch the view.

I was luck and managed to catch not only the city skyline, but also Citycats going in both directions down on the river.

What views do you get on your commute?

Daily Photo – Tuesday 18th August 2015 – Rail Bridge Mural

I forgot to take a photo again today, so this image is from about a week later. But I pass this place many days on way to either the library, work, or just the city.

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Rail Bridge mural

It represents one of the things I love about Brisbane. Art…in many forms….anywhere and everywhere.

It just makes it an interesting place to walk around and see things.

Daily Photo – Thursday 6th August 2015 – Brisbane Square

There’s quite a few tall buildings that make up the Brisbane skyline.

This particular one is called “Brisbane Square”, houses the Council’s city library in the bottom few coloured pods that stick out the bottom, and will in the coming months be joined by an even taller building next to it.

A regular sight for me as it sits next to the Victoria bridge. The one I usually cross if heading towards the city, or most other places on the north side of the river.

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Brisbane Square