Brisbane at Night

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I just arrived in Brisbane last evening. It’s COLD!

Here is what I saw from the window of my Air Niugini flight as we approached Port Moresby:

Coming into Port Moresby

We went out in the evening in Brisbane to take some photos. Before we left the flat, I got this shot from the balcony. It’s a fifteen second exposure:

From the balcony in Brisbane

In the full resolution image you can see Orion’s Belt. You may be able to make out some stars if you click to enlarge.

They have these cute little ferry boats that scoot around on the river. We took rides on a couple of them. Here is the Story Bridge across the Brisbane River:

The Story Bridge in Brisbane

I don’t know why it’s called the Story Bridge. Somebody help me out here.

We could see this giant Ferris wheel from a long way off. I was pretty tired after travelling since 04:00 in the morning, but it was worth the effort:

The Ferris Wheel by the river in Brisbane

I just got the ticket out of my pocket to see what it’s called – “The Wheel of Brisbane”.  Not a very immaginative name, but it is a spectacular ride.

I have to keep this short, because we have a big day planned. I’m getting some great images of Brisbane and I’m keen to share them with you.

Stay tuned

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3 Responses to “Brisbane at Night”

  1. Milly Says:

    Hello again,
    I hope you enjoyed Brisbane- it is unusually cold here at the moment, as you mentioned. Beautiful photos.
    Just to respond to your query regarding the Story Bridge. Initially the bridge was known as the Jubilee bridge until its completion in July 1940 in which it was renamed to the ‘Story bridge’. It is named after a public servant John Douglas Story who had quite a prominant role in further developing the public education system. He also assisted in aquiring a permanent home for The University of Queensland, St Lucia. Further info can be found at: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120128b.htm
    Hope that helps

  2. MadDog Says:

    Thanks for that, Milly. You saved me the trouble of looking it up. All readers are now informed about the Story Bridge. One never knows when one might need some itsy-bitsy smidgen of knowledge.

    I couldn’t get the link to work, but maybe I’m just having a bad day.

    If you don’t mind me asking, what’s with your email moniker “basschick”? I like it – a lot.

    Jan

  3. Bill Bohlen Says:

    The Story Bridge was named after J.D. Story, a Scotsman who migrated to Brisbane as a child with his parents. He joined the public service and was instrumental in establishing the Queensland University. The J D Story building is the Admin Building at U of Q today. Hope that helps.