Kitty and I were walking past South Bank this week when we saw what looked like giant lego men all over the QPAC building. On closer inspection, we realized they were milk crates, and were work of Crateman, aka Cornelius Brown from Melbourne. I quickly too some snaps because they’re part of the Brisbane Festival which finishes on the 25 September. If you want to see them, I’d get down there quick smart.
The empty block next to us is about to be developed, which is a shame as it has quite an eclectic collection of street art. The old brick walls on the site make the perfect texture for all sorts of art, so I thought I’d ignore the ‘do not enter’ sign and capture these before they’re gone forever.
Buddha’s birthday is the most significant day of the year for Buddhists, with celebrations for the birth, enlightenment and death of Sakyamuni Buddha, the Founder of Buddhism. The Buddha, a crown prince in Northern India, lived from 563BC to 483BC.
~ Buddha Birth Day Festival – South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, 30 April – 2 May 2010
We still love going to Oliver and Co. at South Brisbane (Melbourne St: SW1 complex) for pizza. They open every day for lunch and Tuesday-Sat for dinner. The pizzas are still great, although there’s more choice now and they’re homemade and still $10 each.
I took a photo of the menu for reference:
I’ve been approved for a stall at the Young Designers Market @ South Bank in Brisbane on Sunday 7 December 2008 (10:00am-4:00pm).
I’m making a few different items including a match box canvas, some small potplants plus some shopping trolley lamps. It should be good.
Whilst walking home from work tonight we decided to do the tourist thing and ride the new wheel of Brisbane.
It took us around four times in about twelve minutes. The view was good, but I reckon it would be better on a clear day rather than at night. Still very cool.
Photos by Kitty
We really enjoyed seeing a few comedy shows this week at QPac.
We saw Anh Do on Wednesday night who was excellent. He told a dark and serious story of how his family migrated to Australia in a light and humorous way. Kitty was amazed at how funny he was, and he didn’t even need to swear! Not that swearing isn’t funny. One of his father’s sayings stuck in my mind, there’s only two times in life, now and too late.
On Friday night we saw The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour. We had awesome seats in row BB; the second row from the front! The four seats in front of us were empty as well, so we were practically front row. At the start of the show, both Julian and Chas walked stumbled through our row and Chas tripped on my (long) legs. Funny. Being so close to the front also meant some extra close calls but luckily no embarrassment ensued. The show was funny and included lots of witty powerpoint slides.
Tonight, Sunday night, we saw Akmal Saleh. Akmal was also hilarious as he started by purposefully offending members of the audience. Whilst the structure of his show was similar to when we saw him at the PowerHouse last year, his audience participation and impromptu stories ensured the content was varied yet witty.
It’s probably not fair to play favourites considering all three shows were so different, but Anh Do wins as he was not only funny, but he also delivered a very strong message influenced by his childhood: life is a blessing.