Travel Pics Theme: A for Australia

This week, we are restarting our alphabet of travel pics. After six months (and a few extra days) we’ve been through an A-to-Z, and so we are starting again – with different themes. We won’t get all the way to Z until Mid February – because our plan is to change to ‘daily highlights’ as we…

Brisbane river morning

Travel Pics Theme: Y for You should see the view

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is Y – for You should see the view! For the final picture in this series, we’ve returned to our home city, Brisbane. The city’s based around the Brisbane River, and the CBD is fed by five road bridges, two pedestrian bridges and a railway bridge – the Story, Captain…

Travel Pics Theme: U for Under

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is U, for Under. Today, we are Under an Autumn Sky – in Brisbane, Australia, at Southbank. This bougainvillea arbour always reminds me of a dinosaur skeleton, and runs for about a kilometre along Southbank, connecting the Cultural Centre at one end and the Maritime Museum at the other.…

Travel Pics Theme: N for Night Scenes

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is N for Night Scenes.   These will be pictures we have taken on travels near-and-far, at night. Our first is only a short trip from home – to the Queensland Cultural Centre, at South Brisbane. I was here for a series of workshops on freelance journalism,…

Brisbane International Airport: why ‘average’ is not an insult.

​Average. It’s such a misunderstood word. Most of the time, when we say something is ‘pretty average’, we actually mean it’s sub-standard. But in the case of the Brisbane International Airport, average means just what it says. Average. Unexceptional. Nothing out of the ordinary .. but also, meeting an acceptable standard. For those arriving from…