Sorry for the delay but here it is, my post on one of Brisbane’s many parks Victoria Park. It is located behind UQFY building at Spring Hill, next to Brisbane Grammar Girls and quite close to Roma Street Parkland.
Barrambbin meaning windy place in Turubul language, one of many Aboriginese languages.
Overview of the park, isn’t it nice?
This park is also used by some boys from nearby school, I guess it’s Brisbane Grammar, to practice on their running.
Great spot for picnic, anyone?
Cracks here and there but I wasn’t bothered by this. The pathway is still safe to walk anyway.
If you can’t see clearly what’s written on the stone:
On the occasion of Expo 88, Brisbane, Queensland, the people of the Northwest Territories, Canada offer their congratulations to the Commonwealth of Australia on its 200th anniversary of nationhood. This stone cairn Inukshuk is a symbol of friendship between the peoples of our two countries. High in the Canadian Arctic Inuit built stone Inukshuks in the shape of humans to direct herds of migrating Caribou to hunters and to (something) landmarks for travellers.
Beware of your limit! Speed cameras are everywhere. Or was it to guide an ongoing construction?
This bridge connects the eastern side of the park, which is closer to the city, to the western side which has golf course and Aussie Rules fields.
You can see black swans in this pond (but not in this picture).
But you can find one in this picture.
The benches are quite different than normal benches you would have thought.
In this area both cars and people drive and walk at the same pathway.
Back to the bridge
If you can’t see clearly, please zoom in at this picture. It’s the map of the park.
The map is brought to you by Brisbane’s City Council. Their logo is the Brisbane City Hall (the clock tower) but in reality there is hardly any tree at King George Square (must be created ages ago).
The bridge from other side, not equivalent to Victoria Bridge or Story Bridge definitely but it does serve the purpose.
Weirdly a stone is put here, was it part of the Inukshuks?
I forget to mention that there is a short tunnel for the road below as well as train station located nearby.
You can play Aussie Rules here but I;m not sure whether you need advance booking or not.
A bird on the bench, you can find many varieties of birds in Brisbane.
Overall, I simply love the park and of course, the city.
Photos taken on Thursday, 18 February 2010.