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Friday, January 31, 2014

Another Little Date With Me

Good morning! Today I had to venture across town to pick up some theatre tickets at Brisbane's Powerhouse Theatre Precinct at New Farm on the Brisbane River. Want to come for a wander? It is a photo heavy post folks. I did try and cut down but was not very successful.
I hadn't been since it was repurposed ( which was ages ago by the way). I just love how it looks. incorporating the old powerhouse building with the new. Great recycling!!
Love, love love the urban rustic look inside...
This lighting fixture is made from electrical components from the old powerhouse. It gave a lovely soft glow to the space. The restaurant bar beckoned so I treated to myself.....how is this for a Jam drop bikkie???
I decided to have it out on the deck overlooking our Brisbane river. Even though the day is very overcast it was still very nice to sit and watch the world go by.
Down this walkway...
leads to New Farm Park which was a much loved family destination on a Sunday afternoon when my children were little...ice-cream and running free in the park. The park features many of our majestic Moreton Bay Fig trees which are a cool canopy on our hot summer days.
A picnic or BBQ can be had overlooking the river.
The gardens are lovely.
I have no idea what this shrub is but it was very interesting...
It opens to reveal this...
There is a very old Bandstand and we have on many occasions listened to bands playing there.
The park has beautiful rose gardens...there were still quite a few blooms even with the hot weather. That was a lovely surprise. There were so many varieties but believe it or not I restrained my photo snapping...
Red:
Gorgeous Pink with a blush:
Orange!!!!!
Sunshiney Yellow:

Oh and pretty Coral Pink:
I was going to share them one at a time but hey if one rose makes you feel good, many make you feel great. The Poinciana trees were a picture wearing their burnt orange blossom.

On the way back to the car park from my wander I noticed this great sign..

I hope you enjoyed coming with me to pick up my tickets this morning. Thanks for your company.
A little bit of stitching this afternoon now I think...
Blessings Michelle xxx

23 comments:

  1. My cousin was married in the Bandstand and then had their reception at the Powerhouse, so thank you for brining memories back of such a beautiful day.

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  2. Lovely Michelle - did you "trespass" into the Poetry? Had to read that twice.

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  3. A lovely post Michelle, love the Roses, garden and that great sign.
    Hugs R.

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  4. Thank you for the tour. I love seeing old buildings being kept and made useful. Lovely park.

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  5. Lovely tour. I love the colours of old bricks. Great that it was repurposed instead of knocked down. A rather nice outing.

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  6. Beautiful photos and such a lovely post thanks for sharing.

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  7. Lovely tour Michelle,thankyou.Love those flowers.xax

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  8. Great wander... but what are the tickets for? Hope it is for a good show.

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  9. I lived in New Farm when my children were young, just around the corner from the park. It was like an extension to our yard, but only during the week. On the weekends we had to share!

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  10. Thank-you for the tour..just gorgeous photography...
    Love the little angel..<3

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  11. Thank-you for the tour..just gorgeous photography...
    Love the little angel..<3

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  12. Great post, Michelle, with so many memories. I lived near New Farm park when I was young and fancy-free! Also have childhood memories of going there with my parents, and also taking our own children there many times. Our son had wedding photos taken in front of that wall in the Powerhouse! It is a special place.

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  13. I enjoyed my day out with you Michelle. Thanks for letting me come along! :)

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  14. Thanks for the beautiful walk Michelle, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  15. I was only about 5 mins away!! So close......
    Love New Farm.

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  16. Thanks for taking us along on your ticket pick up Michelle. Loved seeing all the sights along the way.

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  17. Oh Michelle how lovely...you took me on a walk down memory lane....I used to live in New Farm in Browne Street.....spent many an afternoon at New Farm Park! Lovely reminiscing with you! xox sugary sweet hugs :o)

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  18. Thank you Michelle you've given me another spot to pop in my book of places to visit in Queensland when we travel over in the winter

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  19. Thank you Michelle you've given me another spot to pop in my book of places to visit in Queensland when we travel over in the winter

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  20. Thanks for the tour via your lovely photographs. Nola

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  21. A lovely wander with you Michelle - I enjoyed it immensely

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  22. It looks a lovely spot, it's always so nice seeing old buildings and old things given new life. Beautiful garden photos! xx

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