Brisbane City Daily Photo

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Unusual building entrance

A bit of artistic flair for an entrance to a building.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Controller art

Nearly all the traffic control boxes have been painted with artwork.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Old buildings

This is a street in Brisbane taken from where I always park my car when I visit the city.

The building to the left of the blue one down the bottom is home to a company called "ARCHIVES" and on the sign in front of their shop they state "one million books".

Up the top in the building with the pointed roof, it used to be a church and is now home to "Pancakes" which used to be called "The Pancake Manor". It is beautiful inside and sell really thick pancakes in stacks as well as other items. I should go back one time as just a few of them really fill you up.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

ANZAC Day - Five of Five

Outside of the ANZAC Shrine

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

ANZAC Day - Four of Five

This statue was unveiled on 29 August 1992.

It is a World War 2 memorial which depicts an Army nurse tending a wounded soldier. Around the base are insignia of many women’s services, as well as a replica Victoria Cross, citation and photograph of VC winner, Corporal Jack French of Crows Nest, and other memorabilia.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ANZAC Day - Three of Five

This is my one month Anniversary which falls of a special day for Australia.

Today is April 25th - ANZAC Day. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

This Vietnam memorial is honouring those who died or served in the war in Vietnam from 1962-1973. It depicts an act of mercy performed many times, an Australian soldier directing a medical helicopter to descend and tend to his wounded mate.

Monday, April 24, 2006

ANZAC Day - Two of Five

The ANZAC Shrine, which is 10 metres in diameter and consists of a Grecian Doric circular colonnade of 18 columns representing the year of peace, 1918.

Written around the top coping are the names of the battles in which Australian units figured prominently - ANZAC, Cocos Islands, Romani, Jerusalem, Damascus, Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines, Ypres, Amiens, Villers-Bretonneaux, Mont St Quentin, Hindenburg Line.

In the centre is the Eternal Flame of Remembrance, set in a bronze urn with the word Remembrance repeated around the bottom.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

ANZAC Day - One of Five

On Tuesday, 25th of April, we will pay tribute to those who fought and those who lost their lives in conflict. I will be posting photo's from around the shrine of rememberance over 5 days.

This memorial honours participants in the South West Pacific campaign and depicts a wounded Australian soldier descending the Kokoda Trail assisted by a strong dependable Papua New Guinean leading him to safety. They are being passed by a fresh, determined soldier, resolute in the task ahead.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

The beautiful Summer Glau at Supanova

I went to Supanova today, which is a fan based convention to do with TV/Movies, comics and Anime.

One of the guests was Summer Glau from the TV Series Firefly and the Movie Serenity.

Friday, April 21, 2006

For California

Thes trees have only be newly plated and still have the cables attached to keep them stable.

The white pattern on the black wall is from the sun and just walking beside them makes me think of California.

Indigo was formed in 1995 combining the skills of project management, architectural design and marketing and today has emerged as one of the top 20 privately owned companies in Queensland.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

An elegant walkway

This leads to the Eagle Street Boardwalk.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Working hard

These are some of the Brisbane City Council workers maintaining the cities streets and sidewalks.

On the vehicles door in blue and gold is the logo for Brisbane City Council.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

School Holidays

During school holidays, entertainment in the city for kids is usually arranged for them.

I spotted these two "pirates" putting on a show in the upper end of the Queen Street Mall.

Yo ho ho

Monday, April 17, 2006

A new fad

Over time the youth of each generation adopted a particular style. At one time we had the "punk" generation (with the very big spiky hair and heaps of piercings).

Now we have the "goth" generation. All around Brisbane city we have the youth dressed in black with various adornments (like the backpack with the cross). In the major meeting areas around the city you will see them everywhere.

Goth is a modern subculture that first became popular during the early 1980s within the gothic rock scene, a sub-genre of post punk.

Sunday, April 16, 2006


The sculpture titled Christ Accepting His Cross by Andor Meszaros.

All Saints' Church is the oldest surviving Anglican church in inner Brisbane and was built in 1862 of squared blocks of 'porphyry' from Petrie's quarry.

Hope everyone is safe and happy this Easter - Happy Easter

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Unusual building entrance

I can't remember the name of this building, but the covering over the entranceway is quite unusual. To the right is a film crew that I saw packing up. They must have been using a car in their filming as there was two ramps being used.

I guess they thought the entrance was unusual too, that it would be good to use in their filming.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Is anybody calling?

We still have a large number of payphones in the city. It seems all over the world these things are disappearing because of the mobile phone (or cell phone).

Our main phone service provider is Telstra (formerly telecom) and is a majority Government owned company. It is being sold off to private buyers and will soon be a privately owned company.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Brisbane buses

Some of the other Daily Photo sites have been posting pictures of their buses. This is my turn to show our buses.

This was taken next to George Street square. If the bus turned right, it would go into the underground bus terminal at the bottom of the Myre Center.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

River fun

One of the many activities enjoyed on our river. This is a jet ski rider powering up the river.

I went jet skiing once up at the Sunshine Coast and enjoyed it very much.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Feeding the ducks

This is the boardwalk around Forest Lake in the suburb, Forest Lake. This is a planned community with differently named estates.

These people were feeding bread to the ducks and they would all rush to get the food. From the road that runs past forest lake, the treasures around the lake are hidden from view although you can still see the lake. I'm glad I got out to have a good look.

Monday, April 10, 2006

For Japan

This is for all the Daily Photo bloggers in Japan. I will try to find other country representations in Brisbane.

If I don't do one for your area, it's not personal, it's harder than I thought it would be when I had a look around Brisbane.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Story Bridge

The story bridge was built to create employment and help bring Brisbane out of the Depression. It started construction May 24th, 1935.

This is also one of the three major bridges in the world that you can climb to the top (through the Story Bridge Adventure Climb company, the other bridges are in Sydney and Auckland)

Saturday, April 08, 2006


I just liked the way this looked.

Friday, April 07, 2006

More from the park

This is from Seventeen Mile Rocks Environmental park and shows the largest section of the old crusher plant that is now for viewing only. The dangerous areas are fenced off and in the second level there is chairs for you to rest.

The green sloping part that goes above the structure is where fossilized coral was lifted up before going into the crusher part.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

High time

This is a very predominant icon in Brisbane City. You can see this from almost anywhere in the city.

The symbol above the time is the Suncorp/Metway bank logo. Suncorp and Metway banks merged years ago and joined their logos together to make the one they have now.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Crusher at the Park

This is the Seventeen Mile Rocks Environmental park. This used to be part of a concrete processing plant and now they have parts from the old plant spread out over the park.

This was a crusher and it is huge.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Art in the City

Thought I would show you some art that is placed around the city.

I like its boldness and because it is shiny. There is a painting of this on the traffic light control box very near this artwork.

Monday, April 03, 2006

River Boat

Thought I would try a Black & White shot as it suits the style of boat in the picture.

This is the Kookaburra River Queen and is a paddle boat. This takes guests up and down the river usually with dinner and a musical show.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

For Damien

This is for my brother to see if he recognises it as he has been here once before. This is the School of arts building near City Hall. There are some white pieces of paper hanging up on the second floor which would most likely be childrens paintings.

I like the brickwork around the front door.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

For Eric

I took this one today for Eric from Paris Daily Photo. This mini eiffel tower stands over the Savoir Faire group of resturants, cafes & proffessional businesses at the chic part of Park Road, Milton. At night it flashes a red light at the top.