Saturday, 7 May 2016

Mobile Again

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After nearly a week of keeping off my leg, and no work available, I made the most of this  oppotunity to take the train to the city, for the 75th Anniversary of Brisbane City Hall's free lunchtime concerts.

The camera was my companion, but I wasn't really expecting to use it. On this occasion, I chose to detrain one stop further on to usual. Less walking and I thought less interesting. I was pleasantly surprised.

The lovely facade of an 1884 hotel.

Geoffry Ricardo's sculpture titled - 'Emblem'. 
A humerous and playful re-imagining of the kangaroo from The Australin Coat of Arms.

The sudden appearance of the city skyline.

Rays of clouds bursting from the bulidings.

An awesome sky enhancing the lines of City Hall.

The Rythmn Society Dance Orchestra, joined by swing dancers of the 30's and 40's were sensational on the City Hall stage, but photography was not allowed. Following this concert, Brad Leaver's 3 piece Swing Central Jazz band entertained us in King George Square.

The stitches are out [after14 days] and I am pleased to report that the specialist is very happy with the healing process. Great care will now be taken to prevent it being bumped! No hiking yet.

Below are 2 of many birds that dropped by to say hello as I kept my leg elevated.

My specialist has his rooms at Nerang, just on the fringe of the Gold Coast. My sister-in-law lives at the southern end of the Coast. We had a parcel to collect from her and decided to continue on down after my stitches were removed.

Our coffee view on a gorgeous, late autumn day - temperature 28C / 82F.

Life is good. I would love to read your comment.


  1. Such beautiful and interesting photos!
    I wish you good health and a wonderful weekend! ♥

    1. Thank you Sara. So different to your beautiful part of the planet. I love where I live, but get great joy when visiting Finland through your blog.

  2. Glad to hear your leg is healing. I know, it's no fun to be laid up. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and return to hiking!

    1. Thanks Linda. Your ordeal was much more frustrating and prolonged.
      The frustration with this, was the timing for our holiday.

  3. Well, at least your recovery got you to Brisbane for some wonderful images. Love the birds, too. You'll be back out in the outback (couldn't resist) before you know it.

  4. Thanks Bill. The cheeky butcher bird on the crutches, stayed for about 15 mins. Actually Bill, this week we are doing a short coastal walk and then it will be hiking in the mountains! Watch this space.

  5. I hope you continue to heal - quickly and well! I love to watch shifting clouds and you captured some dandy ones. That last photo looks like a great place to enjoy the view and take it easy.

  6. Your detraining one stop further on was our benefit! Love your photos especially the clouds above city hall.