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Queen Victoria does not look nearly as welcoming as all of the lovely people we met today in Brisbane!
It was hot and humid, but there were breezes along the river in this pretty state capital (we are now in Queensland State, Australia). Hästa and I posed in front of the classic Town Hall building.
Petrie Tableau was created to “honour the early families of Brisbane and to capture the pioneering spirit of the city”. Nearby is Albert Street Uniting Church.
The 2,250 pipe organ was originally built in 1889.
Brisbane is a clean, walkable city. They have maximized the considerable advantages of having a winding river flowing through. Both banks are lined with walks and bike trails. On our way to the Botanical Gardens, we saw these school girls stopping for a lunch of meat pies.
Someone else is also looking for lunch.
In the Garden – with the roof of the Old Parliament building in the distance
That wonderful beak is just so handy!
This is Friday noon and it seems half the population is involved in some form of exercise.
We walked across the pedestrian and bikes only Goodwill Bridge to have lunch on the south bank.
Great climbing thing – right next to a giant fig tree! We headed back to the ship and ice cold servings of – get this – Ben and Jerry’s ice cream! Yum!