So I’ve been traveling a little bit for work since I got here and last week I managed to take a few photos when I was in Brisbane. Normally I don’t have enough time to get out and see much but on this trip I was able to get out one evening and see a bit more of the area I was staying in (Toowong). All of the pictures were taken with my camera phone so give me a break, okay?
Classic homes in Queensland are called “Queenslanders” (clever, eh?). They don’t build them like this any more, but I think the ones that are well maintained are awesome. Generally they are built of timber, up off the ground, and have big verandahs. These ones are right in the city.
The Brisbane Botanical Gardens were only a mile or two away from where I was staying so I walked over there and had a look around. It was so huge that I only saw a section but it was beautiful and nice to get away from the city traffic.
The Brisbane Cemetery was right next to the Botanical Gardens so I walked through it afterwards. It was also enormous and extremely interesting–if your into that kind of thing. I think it’s interesting to think about the people who have passed through a place and what their lives might have been like. Most of the graves in the section I walked through were from the first half of the 20th century and all of the ones I could read (and I’m assuming the ones I couldn’t read) were immigrants.
So that’s a little bit of Brizzy for ya!