I forgot to take a picture today (!), so will use another picture I took on Wednesday (8th July) instead.
You see that night, it was State of Origin night. A big deal for local sports fans. And it seems the pattern, if there’s something reasonably big happening, then the lights of many big things around Brisbane have their colours changed to represent it.
This example, of the wheel being red, is celebrating that the local sports team in this particular competition is named the Queensland Maroons.
So the lights of the bridge, big buildings, and the wheel were all maroon (pronounced marown if you’re a local) tonight.
When we first arrived in Brisbane, and I saw the Wheel of Brisbane sitting next to the river in daylight, I was underwhelmed.
It’s no London Eye (slightly biased having been on the Eye the day before we left the UK). It’s just not as big and majestic.
But recently the Brisbane wheel was removed in stages from the skyline, due to a maintenance cycle. And having been here for over 5 months now, I was actually disappointed each time I was in the area, and the wheel wasn’t part of my now familiar view.
But, thankfully, it’s back. And seeing it on my way to the cinema tonight just made me smile. We’ll get round to actually going on it soon 🙂