Category Archives: Australia

Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens

Last visit to Brisbane, I walked through the downtown botanical gardens. This visit I ventured through Brisbane’s second and newer botanical gardens located at the foot of Mt Cootha. Continue reading Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens

Mt Cootha Forest trails

There were seventy trails to explore within Brisbane’s Mt Cooth’s forest. The longest was less than three kilometres. We set out on our second trail — the Aboriginal Art circuit. Continue reading Mt Cootha Forest trails

A JC Slaughter Falls hike

We were on our way to JC Slaughter Falls, but already unsure if we’d see any water tumbling over rocks because the East Ithaca Creek was only a puddle here and there. Still, we were hopeful of a hike through Brisbane’s Mt Cootha’s forest and we weren’t disappointed. Continue reading A JC Slaughter Falls hike

Above the city

Mt Cootha was home to Brisbane’s four original television towers hidden amongst the eucalyptus forest. But we had come for the view. It had been decades since I’d driven up to Mt Cootha to see Brisbane and the surrounding region spread out like a map. Continue reading Above the city

Anzac Square

Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Square included a park in the heart of Brisbane. Statues depicting the suffering soldiers endured lined the path where workers strode during their lunch break. Continue reading Anzac Square

An exception to the trend

I wrote a post on disappearing post offices and how these buildings were transformed into fashion  or coffee shops. But heading along Brisbane’s Queen Street, I discovered an exception to the rule. Continue reading An exception to the trend