Monday, June 10, 2013

Day Trip to the Museum

Yesterday we caught a free ferry called a "City Hopper" on the Brisbane River from New Farm up to Southbank and walked to the Museum to see "The Collectables" which is showing.  It isn't a huge exhibition however there are some weird and wacky things there including a jar of someones finger nails and toe nails.  There was a huge collection of "snow globes" which was owned by the Museum which started out as staff bringing them back from their holiday adventures and then other organizations would send them to the Museum and the weirder and wackier the better and the collection just grew and grew.  Everyone loves a snow globe but not many of us would own a lot of them.

On the way back down the river I noticed a huge amount of smoke at the end of the city and it didn't look very good.  Shortly after the news chopper was hovering above and then what seemed like for ever, the fire engines and ambulance finally started coming from all directions with sirens blaring.  Thankfully there were no fatalities considering the inferno that happened to this building.  In the last two photos you can see the smoke bellowing from the apartment building at Cathedral Square  Here's a few photos of our little day trip out in Brisbane.


  1. Looks like a great day out. I'm so glad there were no fatalities in the fire. Also I'm really glad you didn't take a photo of the jar of finger and toe nails, gross!! I was almost afraid to scroll down the page.


  2. Yes, it looked gross and oooh I didn't even want to look at it let alone photograph it. It was only a little jar like about 2.5 inches (7 cms) but full. Apparently Picasso used to do it....when this person was reading he used to fix his fingernails and toenails...YUK indeed. Regards Kathy

  3. Thank you for letting us get a glimpse of your wonderful city - how stunning it is, especially from the water. Being able to get there by boat sounds wonderfully relaxing ... Nice to see you in front of the camera!