Traveling Down Under- Day 5, Brisbane at night

by Camellia Staab November. 22, 2019 369 views

Time to say goodbye to Brisbane and move on to the next leg of our trip.

Some facts about Brisbane that you might have not known:

  1. Brisbane was known to the early Aboriginal people as Meanjin, which means "place shaped like a spike".
  2. Brisbane was the busiest submarine port in the world during World War II
  3. The world's first cultivated Macadamia tree lives in the City Botanic Gardens.
  4. Brisbane has 283 days of sunshine a year and is the capital of Queensland, known as the ‘Sunshine State’
  5. Brisbane is known as “Brizzie” to the locals
  6. With a population of over 1.6 million, Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia
  7. The Story Bridge is a twin of the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, Canada.
  8. The city is situated on the Brisbane River and surrounded by misty blue hills
  9. Brisbane is known for its scenic beauty, balmy climate and friendly atmosphere
  10. A smorgasbord of cultural offerings makes Brisbane Queensland’s epicenter for the arts with world-class galleries, museums, theaters, art-house cinemas, live-music venues and events
  11. Brisbane is the jumping-off point for the Gold and Sunshine Coasts
  12. Eating and drinking in Brisbane is all about open-air experiences and many places have massive windows opening onto leafy streets with tables and chairs spilling on sidewalks
  13. Wander in the botanic gardens, in-line skate or bike along the riverfront pathways, have a drink in a pub beer garden, or get out on the river on a CityCat ferry
  14. Getting around Brisbane is cheap and easy, good food, including fantastic seafood, is abundant, and accommodation is affordable.


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Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Love the bluish hue of #1.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Thanks smile

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Russell Smith 2 months ago

I love this series. It was only recently that I realized how large Australia is for some reason I had it in my small bird brain that it was a tiny island type nation (tiny compared to US or Canada).

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 2 months ago

Well if think about how much of that land is habitable, one might say it is a small country smile

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Lynn F Medley 2 months ago

Beautiful night images! Your description sounds like somewhere I would love to visit .

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Camellia Staab Replied to Lynn F Medley 2 months ago

it is a truly a beautiful place, just soooo far away smile

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Buster Bruce 2 months ago

Twinkle lights at their best- great images and clarity

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Camellia Staab Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months ago

Thank you Bruce smile

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Benny Law 2 months ago

These night shots are outstanding, Camellia. Great work!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Benny Law 2 months ago

Thank you Benny smile

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