Nina Joan

Tag: Brisbane

|beside the lake, beneath the trees|

| beside the lake, beneath the trees |

~ William Wordsworth

| towered cities |

| the harbour | 


| a ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for | 

~ William G.T. Shedd

| beauty in the sky | 

| to watch a sunset | 

  
It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream

~ Bern Williams

| the river called Brisbane |

  
| the river called Brisbane |

| those who will risk | 

  
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

~T. S. Eliot

| find beauty |

image| if you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere |

~ Vincent Van Gogh

| I have been one acquainted with the night |

  
| I have been one acquainted with the night | ~Robert Frost 

slow down and enjoy life

  

| slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why |

~ Eddie Cantor

| the ocean is a mighty harmonist |


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| the ocean is a mighty harmonist |

~ William Wordsworth

| these are the days that must happen to you |

 
| These are the days that must happen to you |

~ Walt Whitman

 with the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

| With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. |
Eleanor Roosevelt

| o radiant dark |

 
O radiant Dark! O darkly fostered ray!

Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day.

~ George Eliot

| down by the river | 

   
 
           | The Brisbane River |

| the library |

 
| the library lets you borrow the beauty and keep the knowledge | unknown

towered cities please us then

 
| towered cities please us then,
and the busy hum of men |

– John Milton

the river city

  

Brisbane. The city built around the winding Brisbane River. Affectionately known as the river city. 

an autumn afternoon

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Lake Samsonvale, Brisbane, Australia

 

city streets

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Walking along the city streets of Brisbane.

O Solitude!

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O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell,
Let it not be among the jumbled heap
Of murky buildings:

~John Keats

Sunrise over Brisbane

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Sunrise from Mt Cootha overlooking Brisbane.

Lavender Avenues

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New Farm Park, Brisbane

Jacarandas

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The lavender jacarandas make October so beautiful.
New Farm Park, Brisbane

Beautiful Cathedral

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St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane

Drama at dusk

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View of Brisbane City from Kangaroo Point,

Brisbane, Australia

Post Card Perfect!

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View of Brisbane City from Mt Cootha Lookout.

Stormy Weather

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Living in Queensland means that there are many summer storms. We had a few rather interesting storms in late November this year.

These two photographs were taken on separate days and thankfully there wasn’t any hail or damage.

The daunting cloud formations show that we could be in for an exciting summer:)

Valley Views

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Views from the mountain down the valley.

You can also see some of the Glass House Mountains.

Mt Mee, Queensland

Mt Mee

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Mt Mee, Queensland

Summer break has finally started so I thought I would get back into photography.

I went for a drive into the mountains and national park. The hills always seem so green and luscious.

There is something about the cool mountain air that always leaves on refreshed.

Hope you are having a great week:)

Through the Storm

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Summer Colours

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Bougainvillea Flowers

Under the Jacaranda Trees

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Carpets of Purple

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New Farm Park, Brisbane

In October every year, New Farm Park in Brisbane comes alive in a glorious display of purple. The avenue through the park is aligned with a canopy of Jacarandas on either side. The leaves fall to the ground and creates a carpet of purple flowers. The jacarandas only blossom for a short time and invades the beautiful park with the powerful purple. I have  always loved the display of colour in October, the sometimes dull and dreary streets come alive in with the colours of springtime and you can’t help but feel alive too. If you are ever in Brisbane make sure you visit New Farm Park, located only a few minutes away from the CBD and the Brisbane River.It is truly one of the icons of Brisbane.

Nina Joan

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