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Street artists in pedestrian mall.

Street artists in pedestrian mall.

It rained again today, limiting what I wanted to do, which was to climb Mount Coot-tha, which overlooks the city of Brisbane. It is a popular bushland tourist destination including the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. It also has bike trails, parks including a waterfall. The poor weather kept me near the city center, so instead, I went to the Art Gallery and walked more of the city.

In front of the casino, they had these metal balls and this little girl climbed one of them.

In front of the casino, they had these metal balls and this little girl climbed one of them.

I also met some new people the last couple of days – Peter, whom I met earlier this afternoon, is going to pick me up later this evening for dinner. I also met Janie, whom I chatted with yesterday during my lunch. She was sitting close by and I asked her a question about Brisbane . . . Her niece and boyfriend joined us a bit later. All of them provided quite a bit of information about Brisbane and the surrounding area. Janie gave me her telephone number and wrote down some specific things to consider doing while in town.

. . . and then I asked her to pose along with me. No, I don't climb balls anymore.:-)

. . . and then I asked her to pose along with me. No, I don’t climb balls anymore.
🙂

In this post, I have included pictures of my first few days in Brisbane. Where I am staying at, Chill Backpackers, the internet and WIFI is hit and miss, thus the paucity of posts. Couple that with the poor weather, I have been mostly doing things where I wont get wet. However, yesterday I walked quite a bit and got drenched a number of times throughout the day. That’s ok, as I am wearing clothes 2-3 days (yes Mom, the exception being underwear) straight, so they sort of get a washing each time it rains. 🙂

There are quite a few bridges that span the Brisbane river. I believe this is the Kurilpa bridge.

There are quite a few bridges that span the Brisbane river. I believe this is the Kurilpa bridge.

Brisbane city skyline.

Brisbane city skyline.

Sculpture located outside Queensland Art Gallery.

Sculpture located outside Queensland Art Gallery.

If pigs could fly. Umm, how about whales?

If pigs could fly. Umm, how about whales?

Ferris Wheel located on river bank, near the performing arts center (where Driving Miss Daisy is playing for 3 weeks).

Ferris Wheel located on river bank, near the performing arts center (where Driving Miss Daisy is playing for 3 weeks).

The head of this extremely large metal snake sculpture. Australia has 10 of the deadliest snakes in the world, including the Brown snake.

The head of this extremely large metal snake sculpture. Australia has 10 of the deadliest snakes in the world, including the Brown snake.

The snake sculpture.

The snake sculpture.

Bi-plane overlooking other Museum pieces.

Bi-plane overlooking other Museum pieces.

Me and my flying carpet - about ready to take a ride around the Art Gallery.

Me and my flying carpet – about ready to take a ride around the Art Gallery.

The hole in the donut.

The hole in the donut.

This seemed to vibrate/move while I was staring at it. No, I was not on drugs.

This seemed to vibrate/move while I was staring at it. No, I was not on drugs.

Aboriginal Boomerrangs.

Aboriginal Boomerrangs.

Interesting water fountain. Click on it to zoom in.

Interesting water fountain. Click on it to zoom in.

Walking around Brisbane.

Walking around Brisbane.

Funky motorcycle inside the Queensland museum.

Funky motorcycle inside the Queensland museum.

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