Category Archives: City Centre

Brisbane Yarn Bombing and Craft

A couple of trees near my local Brisbane shopping street have recently sprouted branches with bright, knitted bark and hand-made crochet flowers. Have you seen this new species of tree yourself? With an increasing interest in all things handmade, I’m … Continue reading

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Christmas in Brisbane City

In the lead up to Christmas, there are plenty of free and wonderful things to do in Brisbane’s CBD including seeing City Hall transforming into a rocket! Continue reading

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Brisbane Walks in the Courier Mail

A journalist from the Courier Mail, Michael Lund, contacted me to talk about the best places to walk in Brisbane. Michael was particularly interested in the many interesting things we often walk past without really seeing (because we’re too busy or too familiar with … Continue reading

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Brisbane Open House 2011

If you’re interested in architecture, you won’t want to miss Brisbane Open House Day on Saturday 1 October 2011. This special event, which coincides with World Architecture Day, is when the doors of many Brisbane buildings, usually closed to the … Continue reading

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Brisbane Riverwalk Replacement

Brisbane’s floating walkway, often called the Riverwalk, which was washed away in this year’s floods will be replaced. Take a look at a very brave tugboat skipper guiding a large chunk of the Riverwalk down the river after it broke … Continue reading

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Brisbane History Walk

The Mansions in Brisbane I love that you can walk through the streets of Brisbane’s CBD and see lots of historic buildings, often built from sandstone with intricate carvings and decorations.  Have you seen the cats sitting atop The Mansions in … Continue reading

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Brisbane’s Riverwalk

Brisbane’s Riverwalk runs for around 20 kms along the Brisbane River. The most well-known section of the route is the floating walkway which begins near the Story Bridge. It takes walkers and cyclists over the Brisbane River, then deposits them back on … Continue reading

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Textile Art in Brisbane's CBD

Now that winter is here in Brisbane, local crocheters and knitters have made our city cosier by installing textile art throughout the city. We popped into Brisbane’s CBD and found all sorts of surprises: statues sporting colourful scarves,  light posts decorated with skinny pullovers and … Continue reading

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Brisbane City Centre

I love visiting Brisbane’s central business district, especially on the weekend.  Brisbane’s CBD is full of life with lots of people shopping, meeting friends, having lunch or sipping coffee in the outdoor cafes.  A lot of the action happens in the Queen Street … Continue reading

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