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

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Parkinson - End of a series

I finish off my Parkinson series with a view over Parkinson.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Parkinson - Show Off

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Parkinson - Little visitor

I wonder what this little birdie came down to the water to see?

Answer tomorrow.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Parkinson - New Homes

There are quite a few new homes getting built higher up on the hill in Parkinson.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Parkinson - Rotunda

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Parkinson - More ducks

This is a park that runs right through from one end of Parkinson to the other.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Parkinson - Local shops

This is the local shops at the main street entrance into Parkinson. On the right hidden behind the tree is Planet Pizza. I should try it out one day.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Parkinson - Hidden Oasis

There is a bridge down the lower end of Parkinson that marks where the environmental park is. They have information on plaques on the bridge about the conservation done in the area. Just near the bridge is a pond you can see from the road.

You then have to walk down a path, go behind some tables with a roof overhead, go under some bushes to find this little oasis. I'm sure you would miss it if you wern't out looking for places to take photos of. I only caught a glimpse of a part of it as I was ready to turn around and go back.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Parkinson - Edge of the park

In answer to a previous question - I found the information on Forest Lake here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Parkinson - Unusual sight

When I first arrived in Parkinson and stopped to take photos, these 2 ducks were just sitting on the road.

When I got out of the car they started moving off so I quickly had to snap a photo.

In answer to a previous question - The National Australia Bank building is somewhere near the joining of Queen Street and Eagle Street near Customs House. I am pleased to know that my photo inspired someones art (even if they were just bored).

Monday, August 21, 2006

Parkinson - Typical street

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Parkinson - Hidden treasure

On the edge of the park is this lagoon hidden behind a lot of shrubbery.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Parkinson - Park and Street names

This is a kids play area in a park the closest to the Brisbane border. The very colourful stepping timber blocks would draw the eye. Also notice down the bottom that they have added colourful bands on the path to "jazz" it up a bit.

Friday's Post - Many of the streets here have these large wooden street name signs. They still have proper street signs, but these add more prestige to the area.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Start of a Series - Welcome to Parkinson

Parkinson is located on the fringe of Brisbane City. There is a small forest separating the end of Parkinson and the border of Logan City.

It took me three attempts to photograph this as both times a bus was waiting and I had to come back. This is the main road into the Parkinson suburb.

Some information on Parkinson - Parkinson is roughly 19km from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD). Over 62% of households in the area are couples with children, 28% are couples without children and 8% are single parent households. 96% of the dwellings in this area are stand-alone houses. The houses are mainly modern, brick and tile houses on reasonable sized blocks.

For a map, please click here.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

End of a Series - Medieval Fayre - Dinners Ready

The fayre runs over 2 days and many of the people who set up a display encampment, stay the night. It is still quite cold at night and they would look forward to a hot piping dinner.

Monday, August 14, 2006


At every fayre of this type, you get your performers. They draw you in with crazy acts and then ask for a small donation for the honour of seeing their show.

His arm isn't on fire, the camera caught some of the flame that was left behind by the torches.

In answer to a previous question, acording to the 2001 census (we just did our 2006 census) 540,046 or 2.9% of Australia's population were of Scottish Ancestry.

Links have been updated.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Scottish dancers

The skill of the scottish dancers was a highlight of the Medieval Fayre and the colorful clothing added to the scene.

Parkinson photos in 3 days.

Brisbane City History - 1974, 26-30 JANUARY - Australia Day weekend flood. 14,000 homes flooded.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The sword bearer

Walking in front of warriors, this youth carries the sword of the armies champion.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Not camera shy

This group fight with the rapier and follow the lifestyle that made the 3 musketeers famous. Of course this is just when they are re-enacting.

"one for all, and all for one"

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ready for battle

The soldier bows his head and prays before battle. The evidence of previous battles etched in their colourful shields. The heat of battle is pounding in their ears as the calm desends over the field.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Grand Parade

The grand parade is held on both days of the fayre. All those who have made a costume display them as part of their re-enactment group. Each group choose a time period to re-enact and chose a group name. Some groups have 2 people displaying their costumes while others have 30-40.

In answer to a previous question, the photo of Brisbane was taken from Mt Coot-tha and it was a little smoggy. Also, I will take the Parkinson photos on Sunday so I should have a series for next week.

Monday, August 07, 2006

A target up top

The white object on the knights head is what needs to be knocked off to remove him from the game (as talked about yesterday). The suits of armour are well made and look incredible.

Brisbane City History - 1973 (My birth year) - J C Slaughter Falls opened {named after Brisbane's longest serving Town Clerk}.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Start of a Series - Medieval Fayre

The Medieval Fayre was on a little late this year as it had been previously cancelled.

Here we have fighting on horse back. The thunder of the hooves and the clash of arms fill the air.

The grey thing hanging from the helmet of the rider to the right is a made up object that you strap to the top. You'll see some of the others in a later photo. The object is to knock this off the helmet to make the rider leave the tournament.

The reason the one on the left is still in is because the one on the right is the last one standing and it is a free for all to finally knock his object of his helmet.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Building Info

This is the QIC building with its distinctive sloping roof. QIC is one of Australia's largest institutional fund managers with over $50 billion in funds invested and was established in 1991.

QIC real estate's developments include completion of the $45 million “Piazza” entertainment and leisure precinct at the Hyperdome (Logan City Daily Photo) and a $22 million development of the Robina Super Center (Gold Coast City Daily Photo).

The logo reminds me of the connect 4 game which you can read about (and play) here.

Brisbane City History - 1971, 22 JULY (2 years before I was born) - The Springbok Rugby Team arrived from South Africa, and due to protests, a state of emergency was declared to allow the games to be played.

Friday, August 04, 2006

The dock with no boat

This is located at the end of Southbank at the Maritime Muesum. It is called a dry dock. They let water in, open the door, bring in the boat, put up blocks under the boat then pump out the water.

This way they can repair the boat without having to lift the boat out of the water.

I will try to take some photos of Parkinson in a week or two. My goal is to showcase Brisbane city and then branch out into the suburbs. I will still do requests if asked, it might just take a little time.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

What a view

The view of Brisbane city from Mt Coot-tha.

Brisbane City History - 1969, 13 APRIL - Last tram taken off Brisbane streets, amid much opposition.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Moving away

Sitting at the back of the City Cat ferry, you can watch the powerful jets push the vehicle away from the dock.

Brisbane City History - 1959 - Television arrived.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Look out lady !!!!

Hi, I finally have got my new router figured out and can return to posting daily again.

It looks like this shop is ready to chomp down on unsuspecting pedestrians. At the top of this path is the middle of the Queen Street Mall. To the right of the picture is the entrance where the buses go under the mall to the underground bus depot.

Brisbane City History - 1957, 5 AUGUST - First parking meters operated.