Photogallery: Australia, Queensland: Brisbane
Australia, Queensland: Brisbane
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 51 pictures
There is always a slightly different view of the city from the water surface. The river of the same name flows through the center of Brisbane and there are more than enough boat operators. The red catamaran has about 12 stops and will take you free of charge. A city full of cranes and high-rise constructions means a continuous building development. Along the river there is a wide enough path for athletes and for walking. Occasionally, the route is expanded to include an outdoor mini gym - a pair of fitness machines or a large park. The evening city then plays in all colors.
Text and photo: Monika Babická
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It is 9 p.m. Streets are almost empty yet you are in Tasmania's largest city which is home to almost quarter of million people. The reason is simple - the city is so vast nobody stays in downtown in the evening. However, it is quite lively and busy during the day. Still, this is a noise and business of a quiet harbor city where is no reason to hurry. Apart from rising number of tourists, there are no radiant tomorrows for the city iteslf.
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