Saturday, September 1, 2007


Riverfire Brisbane-03+
Originally uploaded by cindytoo
We just got back from a fantastic evening along the Brisbane river with our friends the Clarks (Ellen, Sally, Fi, & Ian). Tonight was the annual QBE Riverfire, which is certainly the most spectacular fireworks display I have ever seen. Fireworks were set off at many locations in the city, some a few kilometers from each other, and all were synchronised with music that played on the ABC. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the evening--some on blankets along the river, others on large party boats, and many standing on verandas of high-rise apartments. The whole show was framed by the passing of F-111 jets that did a "dump and burn" (i.e., flames shot out the tail on a low altitude pass over the city). Transport was easy, despite the crowds. We caught an express bus into the city, ate kebabs for dinner, and sat along the river in the Botanic Gardens. The ride home on the CityCat took 15 minutes. What a great city this is!

By the way, click on this photo to look at plenty more on Flickr posted by "cindytoo," who is one of my local favourites.


Mooselet said...

It's a great show, isn't it? When we lived close we could see it all from our deck, but I haven't been since then. Although we could hear the F-111 up at our place last night. :-)

The Prof said...

Mooselet, someday we're going to have to get you to leave your acreage and come into the Big City again!

Mooselet said...

Ugh. Every time I have to go to the City, or even close to it, I start to get claustrophobic.