Saturday, August 15, 2015

Downtown Brisbane

We had a day in downtown Brisbane, first visiting the Queensland Museum. I learned about the huge coal and cattle industry in this state of Australia, the golden bikini meter maids in Surfers Paradise (didn't remember seeing any), and some of the dinosaur fossils they’ve found here, including the only known record of a dinosaur stampede. 
how cool are these dinosaur and animal pillows?!
Next we walked across the Victoria Bridge to the Queens Street Mall. It was actually a bit difficult to find where it started, but we eventually did. We met with our host's family and had a drink (red creaming sarsaparilla) at the Red Cross Coffee Shop and then she took us to the City of Brisbane Museum which had some nice photos and paintings of Brisbane back in the day. We got really good gelato at Gelatissimo (macadamia caramel and peanut butter fudge).

City Hall had a beautiful interior room

psychedelic ceiling too!
cool contrast between old and new

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