Tag Archives: Brisbane

Brisbane’s street market and beyond

Close by the Brisbane River, crowds lingered amongst the city stalls sprawling the pavement. Macadamia nuts and Kingaroy peanuts were displayed, fresh strawberries and avocados, small cakes and jewellery. Continue reading Brisbane’s street market and beyond

A footstep into New Guinea

When I returned to Brisbane’s GOMA modern art gallery a year later, every display was different. Most impressive to me were the New Guinea Asmat weavers. The weavers secretly created masks using ornaments to link their sculptures to a deceased person. Continue reading A footstep into New Guinea

Fellmonger Park

Once this was the location of wool washers who used Hilliards Creek to scour wool after it was shorn from sheep. Fenced in were the remains of the buildings where scouring took place, but I wasn’t here for a history lesson, but a hike. Continue reading Fellmonger Park

A nest on high

Only after I finished the Wellington Point trail, did I notice a tower on the opposite side of the road. It stretched up for about one hundred metres, and bent over a jumble of twigs perched an osprey. Continue reading A nest on high