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Old July 31st, 2012, 11:07 PM   #21
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It reminds me of Nairobi a bit, all that's missing are wild animals with the skyline in the, Brisbane seems to be a very nice place
I don't think you can compare Brisbane with Nairobi. Very different cities.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 05:49 AM   #22
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True. Nairobi is bigger, more important and growing faster than Brisbane.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 10:08 AM   #23
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do you get a kick out of saying stuff like that?
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:42 PM   #24
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Implicit in your question is that I have insulted Brisbane. Therefore, you must believe that Nairobi is a 'lesser' place than Brisbane. I don't believe that Nairobi is a lesser place than Brisbane so no, I don't get a "kick" out of saying "stuff like that"; it wasn't an insult.

Brisbane is a fine city but if you believe Nairobi is smaller, less important and slower growing than Brisbane, you should do some research.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:30 AM   #25
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of course it's implicit you're making an insult - as are your disingenuous comments otherwise.

but that's the point isn't it? you're a troll.

i don't think it's better, i've never been to Nairobi - i'm sure it's much better known than Brisbane at least, though the skyline isn't as varied/nice.
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So you're the one resorting to childish name-calling but I'm the "troll". Yes, that makes sense.

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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #28
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Old September 17th, 2012, 08:09 AM   #29
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Southbank

I have always been fascinated with Southbank, particularly its recent history as it was transformed from an industrial area into a cultural precinct which played host to the 1988 World Expo and 20 years later is home to attractions such as GOMA, State Library of Queensland, QPAC, Museum of Queensland, Brisbane Exhbition and Convention Centre, Parklands, Suncorp Piazza and more!!!



I could only imagine what it was like in 1988, but also what they thought the area would become once the expo had left.

Given there is so much where will I start???

Why not focus on what is left from Expo 88.

Suncorp Piazza

It was an open air venue constructed for the Expo and is presently used for a wide variety of community events. There is seating for approximately 2150 people. There is also a huge screen that hangs off the ceiling that can broadcast major events. Even when not in use, there is always something playing, usually Foxtel programs.











Nepal Peace Padoga

This was part of Nepal's exhbit at Expo and is a traditional three-storey hand-made wooden replica of a famous Pagoda in Kathmandu



Southbank Parklands

Spread over 17 hectares. There were proposals to redevelop the site but public lobbying for the area to remain public following Expo was rewarded and by 1992, the parklands were opened.

It is home to Australia's only city beach



















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Old September 18th, 2012, 06:18 AM   #30
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Southbank (Part II)

State Library of Queensland

The redeveloped State Library of Queensland building was opened in 2006, designed by architects Donovan Hill Peddle Thorp. This replaced the original building from 1988. In 2007 it won the Royal Australian Institute of Architects award for best public building and also took out the RAIA Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture.

My main purpose of the visit the day I took these photos was to attend the Game On Exhbition inside







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Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

By the 1990's the collection held by the Queensland Art Gallery had grown. Exhbitions were increasing and audiences had changed. It was decided that a second building had to be built. The building was completed in 2006 after two years construction. the building is designed by Architectus.

Artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries are displayed inside the building and located just 150 metres from the main art gallery building.





Construction in Feburary 2006









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One of the major icons of Expo rising to a height of 88 metres to symbolise the year 1988and believed to have cost $1 5 million to build including 160 tonnes of steel and 23 carat gold leaf adorns the top. It is the tallest sculpture in Australia. Following Expo, the skyneedle was expected to be moved to Tokyo Disneyland by Brisbane hairdresser Stefan Ackerie puchased the sculpture after a late night call.

Skyneedle was moved from it's original location to his headquarters in Manning St, South Brisbane and is currently heritage listed. It was affected by fire in 2006, but has been restored and upgraded with the works completed back in May.

The skyneedle is famous for its beam of light that can be seen from 60 kilometres, but is rarely used due to safety concerns for planes approaching Brisbane airport.

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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #31
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True. Nairobi is bigger, more important and growing faster than Brisbane.
Ah no... I don't think Nairobi is at all is substantially and/or qualifiedly more important than Brisbane. It has 1 million more people than Brisbane, big woop! Brisbane clearly has a more developed street scape, a larger skyline with some of the newest and tallest buildings in Australia, a functioning public transit system and is at the centre of a larger conurbation including the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Brisbane is ranked higher (by GaWC) as a Global City than Nairobi and I'd be guessing it probably has a larger GDP than Nairobi. I'd agree that most people would be more familiar with Nairobi than Brisbane though.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #32
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Southbank (Part III)

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The station dates to 1884 which acted as a terminus for southern line services and the standard guage railway between Sydney and Brisbane. The construction of Merivale Bridge in 1978 meant services could be extended over the Brisbane River to Roma St Railway station. The original site of the station was closer to the Brisbane river and the current station dates to 1891.









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Old September 29th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #33
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #34
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The last one is really a rare angle of Brisbane, have never seen the mountains before! Looks very much like LA from this angle.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:21 AM   #36
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The only thing missing is a "Brisbane" sign.
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Spring Hill

It is a suburb on the fringe of the Central Business District.

Spring Hill has one of the city's oldest buildings, the old windmill built in 1828.





















































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Old October 4th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #38
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Spring Hill (Part II)

Another nice element to Spring Hill is the houses.

















Quiet neighbourhoods







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A great place to work out if you like your uphill/downhill runs, jogs or walks.

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..Are you talking about Nairobi, from the country out there, on planet X..
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Redcliffe

The suburb of Redcliffe is located 30km north of Brisbane on the shores of Moreton Bay. It has always been a popular daytrip destination for Brisbane residents.

Also it was the original home to the Moreton Bay settlement in 1824 but abandoned one year later when they decided to relocate to where the Brisbane CBD stands today.

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