Where once Expo had Brisbane enthralled

I lost count of how many times I visited Expo in the eighties. The excitement of displays from around the world was too much to resist. But all that remains along the stretch of the Brisbane River where the site was held, is a pagoda.

Pagoda from Expo 88, Southbank

Unlike Vancouver where their Expo site was lost to developers, Brisbane created Southbank. There’s a rainforest walkway, restaurants, shops and even a swimming pool set against that forever blue sky.

Rainforest walk, Southbank
Southbank’s rainforest walk

It’s an ideal spot across from the city centre to relax before a visit to Brisbane’s art gallery a few hundred metres away.

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