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?
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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 – 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 – Wednesday 19th August 2015 – Wheel of Brisbane

I see the Wheel of Brisbane regularly. It has a great spot in the middle of the South Bank parklands, next to the river, opposite the skyscrapers and buildings that make up the city skyline.

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Wheel of Brisbane – in white

Tonight, the darkness seemed to engulf everything but it’s white brightness as I walked by.

Daily Photo – Sunday 16th August 2015 – River run 100

This morning saw me get up before dawn, and head down to South Bank.

Why? For a volunteering shift at the check-in desk for the River Run 100.

Sun rising on the start/finish line
Sun rising on the start/finish line

By the time I arrived, the sun was just coming up, and some of the runners had already been going for some time.

This event had four races taking place today. Choices of 10, 20, 50 or 100km. All could be run individually, the 50 or 100km races could be done as a relay team.

The course followed parts of the river that I’ve now become quite familiar with from my own training, and is largely flat, and quite pleasant – though I’m guessing a bit lonely in the dark!

For those running the longer races on their own….wow! But then I know first hand that every single person’s target and abilities are their own. For some being able to walk the 10km course would be a massive achievement.

The aim for the 100km race was to finish as close to 3pm as possible, with all team members having to run the last 5km together. Whilst I didn’t stick around to see this, I can imagine the atmosphere that it fostered.

One of the many reasons I like volunteering at events like this…..to see the togetherness, and encouragement thrown at people that have never met, and likely never will do really past that fleeting cheer or high five….but all done willingly in the knowledge that every little bit helps, having allowed ourselves to stand in someone else’s shoes just briefly and provide that empathetic response. A lesson we should all try and adhere to more often maybe, I know I should.

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.

Brisbane Square
Brisbane Square