Brisbane City Daily Photo

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland Australia. This is a daily photo site.

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Location: Logan, Queensland, Australia

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

For Paris

A Croissant is a butter-laden flaky French pastry, named for its distinctive crescent shape. Croissants are made of a leavened variant of puff pastry by layering yeast dough with butter and rolling and folding a few times in succession, then rolling. Am I making you hungry?

No one knows when or where the first croissant was baked, but it was definitely in France and certainly not before 1850. The word was first used in a dictionary in 1863. The first croissant recipe was published in 1891, but it wasn't the same kind of croissant we are familiar with today. The first recipe that would produce what we consider to be a croissant wasn't published until 1905, and, again, it was in France.

For products and store locations of Croissant express, please click here.

Brisbane History - 1828, 25th August - Cunningham discovered and passed through 'Cunningham's Gap' in the Great Dividing Range, linking the Darling Downs with the Moreton Bay District.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Start of a series

This is the start of my "representation of other countries in Brisbane" series. I tried to find as many places as I could and will post what I have found.

The "City of Love" in the very heart of Brisbane. Experience stunning views, exquisite cuisine and elegant ambience.

The Venice bar & grill is hidden away and you would have to know where to look to find it. In the background is the Story Bridge.

Brisbane History - 1825-1830 - Captain Patrick Logan, a strict and energetic commandant, took charge of the settlement.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Brisbane river

A view over the Brisbane river from the Goodwill Bridge.

To the left is Southbank, and to the right is the Commercial Business District (CBD) of Brisbane.

Brisbane History - 1824, 14th September - Oxley with Cunningham and Millar, established a convict settlement at Redcliffe. It was later moved up the Brisbane River to where Brisbane central city is now.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Little stream

This is one of the many rock streams at Southbank Parklands.

Brisbane History - 1823, 29th November - Lieutenant John Oxley, Surveyor-General of New South Wales, met castaways Pamphlett and Finnegan, who told him of a large river. Oxley, Stirling and Finnegan explored the river and named it the Brisbane River.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Vic

The Victory or "The Vic" is a very popular nightspot and pub in Brisbane.

Located in the hub of Brisbane City, The Victory Hotel has long been referred to as ‘Brisbane's Favourite Meeting Place'. Whether it is a Friday after work social – a massive Thursday student party or simply an itching to hear a great live band – The Victory Hotel has it all.

Usually after big football games, like the State of Origin (Queensland vs. New South Wales), this is where the teams come to enjoy themselves.

Pub Best Known For: Being an oasis in the city, great beer garden
Best known local character: Any of the local footballers
Message from the publican/manager: Drop in and enjoy some real hospitality

Brisbane History - 1799, 8th July - Captain Matthew Flinders anchored inside Cape Moreton, and named Red Cliff and Woody Point.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Heading into winter

This is for New Zealand.

As the weather gets colder, these ice cream and soft drink vendors will disappear until summer returns.

Brisbane History - 1770, 16th May - Captain James Cook sailed past Moreton Bay and named the Glass House Mountains

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Reflecting pool

This is one of the many pools at South Bank.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


This is a group of "Buskers" or Street performers. They have to obtain a licence and can then work on the street to get tips from the public like the girl is doing.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

More street art

This traffic light control box has been painted with street sign symbols.

It is located next to George Street Square.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Simple photo

This just caught my eye as I was walking around Brisbane.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


These protests pop up in several places around the world. This was at the George Street square where City Hall is.

I remember my trip to New York with the temperature near freezing, there were 4 people meditating with one holding the information banner out on the street.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Central Station

This is Brisbane's main station, Central Station. From here you can catch a train to any station on the Queensland rail network.

The Citytrain network extends from the centre of Brisbane south to Beenleigh and Robina on the Gold Coast, north to Ferny Grove, Shorncliffe, Caboolture and Gympie, east to Cleveland and west to Ipswich and Rosewood.

The Citytrain network covers approximately 300 kilometres of track and includes 145 stations. Queenslanders make an estimated 49 million passenger journeys per year with Citytrain, with a daily average of 150,000 journeys.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Very unusual

This artwork is located near the Goodwill bridge and I forgot to check the information plaque about the meaning behind it. Reminds me of mushrooms though.

Any thoughts?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Scooters Scooters

Just a nice little building with a weird looking advertisment above.

Answer to a previous question - South East Queensland has been in a drought for quite a while now. Our dam levels are low and the water restrictions help to conserve our stocks. We do manage our water well so it is only a minor inconvenience.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Roma Street Parklands

A view of the lake at Roma Street Parklands. This whole area used to be rail yards and was transformed into beautiful parklands.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Water, Water, wherefore art thou, Water

Due to water restrictions, almost every fountain has been turned off and have been for quite a long time. This fountain is at the entrance to South Bank which used to be the site for World Expo 88.

We are in Water Restriction Category two and soon we are to go into Category 3 which is more restrictive. For example, between certain times, you were able to use a hose on your garden. With level 3, you can only use buckets of water.

Monday, May 15, 2006

A place to relax and watch the humans go by

These seagulls have it made. A great view of the city, lunch fresh from the river and they get to watch the humans go by.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Did that statue just move?

This is one of the street performers on Queen Street Mall.

He will stand very still, then try to scare someone when they get close or aren't looking.

Sometimes he will give you a lollypop which he is holding in his hand now.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Casino Towers

The name of this appartment building "Casino Towers" comes from being close to the Brisbane Treasury Casino.

If you look just above the blue circles, you will see a long strip of light blue. This is a pool and while you swim, you can look down at the park across the road. It also means everyone can see you too.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Water Activities

kayaking, another one of the activities enjoyed on the Brisbane River.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Present

These are our new water transport vehicles. With the fast City Cat, instead of a slow ferry just crossing from one side to the other, the City Cat can cover a long stretch of the river.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Past

When I was young, this was the ferry you would use to cross the river. You could still drive into the city, this just gave those without cars, a means to get into the city.

These are still used today and they have added a deck on the top that wasn't there when I last used this type of ferry.

Tomorrow I will show you what is in use these days.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Brisbane map

A map of Brisbane. Please click on the picture and have a look around.

Monday, May 08, 2006

What the?

Spotted this graffiti in a recess that you would probably miss if you wern't out looking for things to photograph.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Spotted this yellow flower painted onto the glass barrier on an apartment balcony.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Shop corner

These are some of the shops inside this shopping complex. The shops under the sign aren't those advertised above. You have to walk half a block and go down some escalators to get to the shops like Big W.

Usually there is music (can't remember what they play) being played through loud speakers on that corner.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Brisbane river

A view down Brisbane river from the river walk.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Boats on the river

Some boats sitting on the Brisbane River waiting for their owners.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

For Switzerland

The Swiss Watch.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A city view

I tried to get the water running down the light blue wall, but the sun was too bright.

Monday, May 01, 2006

New Art

This is some new artwork on the lower level of a new skyrise they are building.