24 August, 2013

Brisbane's not sleepy anymore

Brisbane - Looking up Adelaide Street

When I first visited Brisbane in 1983, it was almost a sleepy little town. Driving into the city from the north, it was two lanes almost all the way into town. And then driving south, it quickly became two lanes again. Both of those routes are now major highways.

The other day I was struck by this view (above), looking up Adelaide Street. The Soleil Apartments at the top of the street looked like an artist's rendering, rather than a real building. I think I miss a bit of the older, quieter Brisbane.

There's still quite a combination, however, of the old and the new:

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