Since this was the third time for us coming to this big city at the eastern coast of Australia and because we had done sightseeings and tours to the surroundings before, and since the only tour I had wanted to do (spending a day at the Gold Coast) was cancelled due to few interested people, we both decided to take the shuttle to drop us downtown.
and old churches standing between modern buildings and more & more high-rises. Once a former penal colony on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, it soon grew to a big country town and nowadays is one of Australia’s booming cities. In the 1800`s, timber became a big business and many beautiful timber houses were built along the river, until a great fire destroyed most of them in 1864
In 1988, Brisbane hosted the World Expo, and ever since, skyscrapers are taking over. I enjoyed walking thru downtown with its various malls, arcades & passages, walked across Victoria Bridge to the southern bank, from where I had a great view of the skyline. After a while, I took the ferry speeding down the river, back to the cruise terminal, and enjoyed the changing sceneries of modern and old houses alongside.