Daily Photo – Saturday 12th September 2015 – Mexican Festival

Well today was a pretty fun packed day.

It kicked off with a parkrun fix, where I snapped these two views on the way to the start.

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Skyneedle and sunrise.

I’m sure I’ll write a post about the skyneedle at some point.

A chat in the coffee shop, followed by a shower and a five minute walk found us at the local Mexican festival.

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Mexican bunting

 

Absolutely packed with people, milling around stalls and food trucks.

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Juan more Taco

It would have been rude not to partake of the taco selection available for lunch, wouldn’t it?

And the mexican wrestling display was a real crowd pleaser.

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Mexican wrestling

And because the day wasn’t yet over, it was time to get over to the Suncorp stadium to see my first Brisbane Broncos (rugby league) game.

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Brisbane Broncos

Whilst I may not completely understand the game as yet, I do like the atmosphere. I mean who wouldn’t? There’s fireworks, and a horse mascot that parades the touchline when the Broncos score a try!

Like I said, fun packed day this one 🙂

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Daily Photo – Friday 11th September 2015 – 3D chalk walk

The Brisbane festival is still in full swing, so we decided to have a scout around the outdoor festival area tonight, that promises food places, musical entertainment and a 3D chalk walk.

And by a chalk walk….it was actually just two locations…where artists have drawn huge chalk images on the ground, which when you stand on the provided little stand and look down through the suggested aperture, you do get a good 3D feel of the image.

I haven’t quite captured that in the photo….but you can get the idea, and see a very good chalk picture.

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3D chalk walk

We sat and enjoyed a bit of the Friday evening vibe with music from the bar whilst enjoying the sunset views over the river.

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New William Street building reflects the sky quite well with all that glass.

And after such a strenuous evening (! cough, cough – any excuse!) some sustenance was required….so naturally to the food trucks we go.

And who could resist topped cronuts and donuts like these? (Hint: not me).

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Cronut or donut anyone?

Daily Photo – Saturday 5th September 2015 – Bug on a wall

Today was a jam packed day.

We saw an AFL game at the Gabba, and actually got to walk across the turf afterwards.

Then the evening saw us at one of the events of the Brisbane festival: Rise for the Oceans.

I’ll leave it to the official publication to explain that: “Rise for the Oceans brought together a tremendous line-up of great Australians – Bernard Fanning, Tim Winton, William Barton, Katie Noonan, Jessica Watson among them – in a multi-arts celebration of the Great Barrier Reef, the oceans that surround us, and the 50th anniversary of the Australian Marine Conservation Society.”

A mixed bag of songs, music, talks, vidoes and on stage art.

But the photo for the day? This bug was spotted at some point in the day…..but I now can’t remember where! Could have been on the way to parkrun, but could easily have been at any other point. But it doesn’t really matter.

Two things spring to mind…..

1. Is it trying to ‘hide’ on this blue grout?

2. I have no idea what it is, and indeed whether it is something to be wary of.

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Bug on a wall

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.

Daily Photo – Sunday 2nd August 2015 – Keys on the Green

As part of the Queensland Music Festival, the organisers had placed pianos around public places and allowed people to just play.

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Keys on the Green

To mark the end of the festival, they brought all these pianos (about 20 of them) together onto Rainforest green, and held a free mini concert called Keys on the Green.

Pictured on stage are James Morrison, and Fatai.