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Feb. 19 - BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

sunny 84 °F
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Queen Victoria does not look nearly as welcoming as all of the lovely people we met today in Brisbane!

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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.

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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.

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The 2,250 pipe organ was originally built in 1889.

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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.

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Someone else is also looking for lunch.

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In the Garden – with the roof of the Old Parliament building in the distance

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That wonderful beak is just so handy!

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This is Friday noon and it seems half the population is involved in some form of exercise.

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We walked across the pedestrian and bikes only Goodwill Bridge to have lunch on the south bank.

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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!

Posted by Swenigale 22:45 Archived in Australia

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