Friday, August 26, 2011
I think I mentioned in the last post that there was some great street architecture in Brisbane. I can't quite remember where this was, though possibly on Southbank, where there are some excellent museums/galleries/theatres etc.
I stood on the exact spot on the quarterdeck of HMAS Diamantina where Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces on the two dates mentioned above. That was actually rather an eerie feeling.
Read this notice carefully. Notice the flaw?
That's right, ibises (ibii?) can't read!
More street architecture, this time of the suspended kind. Not far away from this, at street level, seems to be a popular spot for street performers. I can't remember if the young man there when I was taking this photo was juggling fire or swords, or maybe flaming swords, but you get the general idea.
These are not great pictures of a stunningly beautiful thing. A bougainvillea walk. The sweeping curves of the steel and the wire were amazing. The bougainvillea itself was only just coming into bloom, though I imagine it would look spectacular in full flower, but on the other hand this enabled one to see the underlying structure better. Just believe me that it was absolutely gorgeous.
Um, that is a tree. Obviously. Of some sort. That we don't get in Melbourne.