Brisbane… That time I fell in love.

I went to Brisbane at the end of March. First time visit there for me and it did not disappoint! My husband and I went over together, leaving the kids with family to get away for a weekend while we attended a seminar at the QUT. (Which is for another blog post!) Now that I’ve been on a plane a few times and worked out that I can travel safely with my camera, you bet I took my baby along for the trip!

South Bank puts Perth to shame… The lush greenery, the night life and not to mention the 24/7 Pancake Parlor that’s in an old Cathedral…. Shame…

Of course, it was a wet, humid heat that kind of makes you feel like you need a shower, the second you step out onto the street. Honestly, I think I could get used to it, but it would take some time!

Brisbane was never somewhere I wanted to see or spend time, as most of the hype has always been for Melbourne… and my trips to Melbourne were pretty great, but not great enough that I could see myself living there.

The things that struck me about Brisbane is the gorgeous architecture, trees everywhere, weird whistling pigeons(?) and how even on a Sunday night at 11pm we could step out for a decent meal and the city was still pretty lively.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the snaps and come back later when I tell ALL about the reason why we headed over there in the first place! Highly recommended for those true crime fanatics!!!!

My first trip to Melbourne

I was too scared to travel with my camera to Melbourne so all of these are taken with my iPhone camera. And no, I don’t have those fancy attachments! I completely feel in love with the buildings, the Structure of the city, the street art and THE FOOD!!!! OMG!!!

I’m smitten and can’t wait to get over there again to explore everything I didn’t get a chance to!

This was my first official trip outside of Western Australia as well as flying on an Airplane. So there had been a bit of anxiety leading up to the day, fretting over luggage weight and the logistics of actually being on a plane. However, it was all rather easy to navigate and it was most definitely worth it to have been able to overcome those fears.

Melbourne will have a little piece of my heart now, as I dream of her rich old buildings, wicked art culture and the cafes. One of the very awesome stops we made along the way was to the ACMI the Film, TV, Games, Digital Culture & Arts Museum. I highly recommend a visit there if you ever find yourself over there!

 

Also, if anybody has any tips on travelling with their camera please leave me some advice in the comments!!! 

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Art Crush: David Booth

Art Crush: David Booth

Artist Website:  http://david-booth.com

When I First Fell Inlove: In 2010 while studying at Tafe I watched a documentary which was aired on ABC TV Artscape back in 2009. The documentary was about Ghostpatrol and Miso and their collaborations in Street Art.

About Their Work:  Check out this video by Creativemornings HQ

What I Love About Their Work:  I’m a big fan of the imaginative, whimsical and innocence of his drawings and I love exploring the worlds he creates with the characters he draws. I’ve never been to Melbourne to have had an opportunity to see his street work in person, though it’s definitely on my list of things I’d like to see if I ever get the chance. I really respect and enjoy his perspective on his work and the why and how of what he enjoys. To me, this is what makes his work really awesome.

My Favourites of Their Work:

Pencil Art Illustrations