Thursday 12 November
On this day, the Hungry Hikers chose to visit Toowoomba, atop the western slopes of the Great Dividing range, 700 metres above sea level. Just less than 2 hours from Brisbane, it is Queensland's largest regional city and always a joy to visit for its Carnival of Flowers festival in September. Our visit on this occasion was to explore Toowoomba's Street Art Trail. Spring was still very much in evidence and we realised that there was just so much to enjoy that we should return on another occasion to explore its old buildings, museums, art galleries and the special ambiance of a country town.
If only I had a memory to remember the symbolism of this piece. I know we were impressed. Google won't help me either.
Street art has been evolving in Toowoomba since 2014 when local, and world class artists, put paint to walls at 16 locations over three days, in the First Coat Street Art Festival. There are now over 55 pieces and we will have to return to see them all.
The smallest found, depicting the local cinema.
The winner for me. As you walked passed, the child's expression changed dramactically. We were mesmerised. It was hard to leave.
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