Brisbane in one day

A city! After we’ve spent the last two weeks mainly in small towns, we are finally back to a big city: Brisbane! We had one day to spend so what do you do as a decent tourist? Sightseeing and shopping, right! 🙂

We started with the sightseeing:

Our first stop: Brisbane City Hall.

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Quite nice, hum? What I liked about Brisbane was that you found old, historic buildings next to modern skyscrapers, like around Albert Street Uniting Church…

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… or St. Stephen’s Cathedral:

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That reminded me on our trip to Boston, one year ago.

Some more new buildings…

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… and historic ones (around Queens Park):

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When we had seen the city center, we went to the river.

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We followed the Brisbane River down to the Botanic Gardens and paid them a visit, too.

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That looks kind of spooky, right?:

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This guy looked at us with a slightly distrustful eye:

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We were finished with the Botanic Gardens after an hour or so. It was early afternoon and shopping time! 🙂

As a girl from Stuttgart, I liked that Brisbane’s main shopping street is called “Queen Street” – reminded me of our Königstrasse (King Street) back home 🙂

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But actually, our shopping experience was very disappointing. Maybe because all the shops have the spring/summer collection on display and we will come back to the beginning of winter in two weeks. The only thing I bought was this pair of shoes. However, I quite like it though 🙂

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I leave you guys with the view from the Sky Lounge of the Evolution Apartments, the hotel we stayed in.

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