An August Sunday in Brisbane

Brisbane is a beautiful, laid back, comfortable city. We were at the end of Winter when I took thee shots and the temperatures ranged between 12 and 27 degrees Celsius this week. Fabulous.

A couple of weekends ago, two of my best friends and I went out for the day. We had a loose plan of having lunch, doing some window shopping and then heading to the World Press Photo Exhibition. We started with brunch before window shopping, then spent some time at Libertine Parfumerie which I’ve written about before. Then it seemed like time for a cocktail before we headed over to the exhibition.

The World Press Photo Exhibition was a truly confronting experience – the majority of photos were of tragedy and pain, images of war and heartache, social problems. Some of the images literally brought me to tears – the pain and sadness came through in the shots. Talented individuals, no doubt.

The Exhibition was displayed in one of my favourite buildings in Brisbane – The Powerhouse Museum. While we weren’t allowed to photograph the exhibition itself, I did relish taking shots in and around the museum itself. It is a gorgeous old building, with so much character and atmosphere.

Finally, I had to take the girls to see my bridge as it was almost sunset, so I was able to get these shots of this gorgeous bridge and city to end a glorious day.

Ok, so there are a lot of shots here, many apologies for the size of this post. It was  huge day and full of all emotions – hunger, satisfaction, happiness, sadness, sorrow, joy, passion and awe. What more could I really ask for?

Best wishes for a happy day – come visit Lucile’s Clinic for more photos from some great bloggers.

x desleyjane

 

 

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39 Comments Add yours

    1. desleyjane says:

      Hi Julz – yep it was a great day.

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  1. disperser says:

    You call this a long post? HA!

    Interesting places and interesting sights. Almost makes me want to explore a city . . . almost.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      πŸ˜‹ I tried to cut the number of photos down, I didn’t want to overload people. Thanks so much. It’s fun exploring!

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  2. amommasview says:

    Great pictures. And I agree, Brisbane is a great city.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you 😊

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  3. Looks like a great day in a great city with a great bridge – and you are part of a great coven!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I have to agree with you. Thank you!

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  4. susurrus says:

    Don’t apologise! I think it’s good to mix up shorter and longer posts. This one didn’t feel long to me – though there’s plenty to explore – your galleries make it easy to take in lots at a sweep.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad to hear that 😊

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  5. I loved these pictures -so don’t you apologize! I love seeing different places (even if it’s just in pictures).

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Nat. I’m so happy you liked them!

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  6. Amy Sampson says:

    Fantastic photos! You squeezed a heck of a lot of awesome into a single day.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy. It’s getting tougher and tougher for us to get together these days so we try to do as much as we can!! 😜

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  7. e says:

    I LOVE YOUR EYE! You are so incredibly gifted…. Good to “see” your work again, I’ve not gotten a chance to stop by!

    Blessings,

    e

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much for your very kind words. And thanks so much for stopping by.

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      1. e says:

        Absolutely🌸🌺🌸

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  8. This is a superb gallery of photos where there isn’t a possibility to choose a fav.
    And you girls were amazing making selfies!
    Such a gorgeous city!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks hun. It was a while ago and I had processed the photos and started the post, just needed time to finish it. We asked a lady to take our photo but we liked the selfies so much better, much more fun xox.

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  9. Great photos! Great fun! 😊

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri! It was a lovely day.

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  10. These are some of my fav’s you’ve taken

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Me as well, I felt like I was in the groove that day. And the bridge was really turning on the beauty-factor πŸ˜‰

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  11. kirsten says:

    Looks like a wonderful day out with the girls! It is always great to have girls day out! Love your shots of the bridge and the outside of the museum!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Kirsten. Yes it doesn’t happen often enough unfortunately!!

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      1. kirsten says:

        We have the same problem :-). Finally having a Ladies Night this Friday – YAY!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Woo hoo! Cocktails?

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          1. kirsten says:

            Always! Lol I’m kind of crazy sober so they don’t let me partake, but they love trying new concoctions when we get together! πŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸŽ‰

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            1. desleyjane says:

              LOL true friends. Love it.

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  12. Norah says:

    “Love you, Brisbane”!

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  13. brittabottle says:

    Looks like a marvelous day out, Desley! Also, I’m more than okay with being the designated driver if that means I get a fabulous cup of coffee in the process. πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Britta. I feel a second cup is required right about now.

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      1. brittabottle says:

        Here here! Somehow I made it till noon today without having any coffee and I’m not sure how I did that successfully. πŸ™‚

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Well done. I had two more 😜

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  14. I like a whole bunch of these shots, but it’s nearly impossible to click like on photos when they’re in a gallery and with Chrome browser (the like button turns into a tiny strip). I don’t have time to write comments on all the photos that I like either, but now you know. πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Max. I want to go and look at your comments on my computer so I know which photos they are threat you’ve commented on. Technology, huh? I really appreciate it and I’ll reply on those separately. πŸ˜€

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