Here’s 20 photos of a quick CityCat ride from the suburb of Toowong, along the Brisbane River to the City – I took them with my new camera, and tried out a little bit of special effects work.
If you click here you can see the route of the CityCat, from the Regatta Hotel stop to the Queensland University of Technology – Gardens Point stop.
Incidentally, the Regatta Hotel is famous for being the place where Australian academic Merle Thornton chained herself to the front bar in protest against the law that said women couldn’t drink in the front bar. Thornton later went on to write for the cult Australian TV show Prisoner (the one set in a women’s prison, not the weird SF one filmed in a Welsh village).
Brisbane Grammar School‘s boatshed. As one of the elite private schools in Brisbane, Brisbane Grammar School competes in the ‘Head of the River‘ carnival each year, racing long sleek rowing boats with a crew of 8 on the oars, plus a coxswain, on the Brisbane River.
The Island – a party-boat for hire.
Silhouette of the train tracks of the Merivale Bridge, from underneath.
Brisbane Square, the new headquarters for the Brisbane City Council.
3 views of QUT from the river.
I like this one – it’s people on the Victoria Bridge. Looks like an IPod ad.
And this is some playing with the saturation of the colours – enough to make the blue really stand out.
Anyway, I hope you liked my rivers-eye view of Brisbane. Stick around for lots more photoblogging.
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April 24th, 2007
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