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Brisbane, the ‘Beige City’

At the beginning of December I took a day trip to Brisbane for a work conference.

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Now back in the UK a 45 minute drive used to necessitate a sandwich, water and sweet supply just to get me through the journey. Now, hopping on a two hour flight to a city 1,600km away for an 8 hour conference then flying back later that night seemed like a perfectly normal activity.

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Aside from learning lots (and not embarrassing myself while sitting to the speaker from Facebook) the day was interesting for me because it gave me a new subject to test out my photography skills with.

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Usually I’m snapping Fitzroy Island, an underwater scene or the rainforest. Nice natural settings.

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Not this time! I had an hour or so of soft evening light and skyscrapers before heading back on the plane.

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You don’t want to hear about work things do you, so here are some snaps instead.

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Suffice to say that my poor colleague had to wait a long time for his dinner thanks to my constant snapping.

DSC06321DSC06320I’ve never been overly fond of Brisbane, a place I refer to as ‘The Beige City’ because of it’s inoffensive but boring nature. However I think that, just like I did with Sydney and Cairns, spending more time there may change my mind about the place.

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I’m reserving judgement for when I’ve got more than two hours to wander around and haven’t been up since 4.30am, but as usual seeing a non-backpacker view of a city makes me wonder if my initial impressions were wrong.

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Not that I’m ever usually wrong, of course…

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