Holidays

Day one, after an exciting, and somewhat bittersweet last day of school, we headed to King George Square to see the official lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree

Primeiro dia, depois de um último dia de aula muito divertido, fomos para o King George Square, ver a inauguração da iluminação da árvore de Natal de Brisbane

IMG_0383Queen Street Mall

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The beautiful Christmas lights at Wintergarden Shopping Centre

As lindas luzes de Natal no shopping Wintergarden

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Brisbane City Hall

Prefeitura de Brisbane

IMG_0397Before the lighting..

Antes de acenderem a árvore..

IMG_0432..and after!

..e depois!

Day two, lunch in the city with my dad!

Segundo dia, almoço com meu pai no centro da cidade!

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Ciccio’s Pasta Bar on Adelaide St, authentic Italian food with a great, cozy atmosphere!

Ciccio’s Pasta Bar, na Adelaide St, com comida italiana autêntica, e um ambiente super agradável!

IMG_0494I love all the beautiful, modern sculptures scattered all ar0und Brisbane’s CBD

Adoro todas as modernas esculturas espalhadas pelo centro de Brisbane

IMG_0495Christmas is coming!

O Natal está chegando!

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A beautiful view of the Brisbane CBD, from the Story Bridge

O centro de Brisbane, visto da ponte Story Bridge

Day three, Southbank with a friend :)

Terceiro dia, Southbank com uma amiga :)

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The Southbank Parklands Arbour of Brisbane. Consisting of 443 curling steel columns covered in bougainvilleas that flower continuously throughout the year, the arbour stretches for 1 km, from Vulture St, to the Cultural Forecourt, and is also used as a pedestrian walkway.

A passarela arborizada de Southbank. A passarela consiste de 443 colunas de aço ondulantes, cobertas de buganvílias que florescem ao longo do ano, e tem um quilômetro de comprimento, e se estende da Vulture Street, ate o pátio cultural, e é usada como passarela de pedestres.

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Such a nice sight, the Arbour View Cafes

Um lugar super pitoresco, para sentar e tomar um cafézinho, bem no meio da cidade

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One of the main sights in the Southbank area, is Streets Beach, a manmade beach in the middle of Brisbane City

Um dos pontos principais da região do Southbank, é a Streets Beach, uma praia artificial no meio da cidade!

Day four, setting up all the Christmas decorations!

Quarto dia, montagem da árvore, e da decoração de Natal da nossa casa

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The wreath, always the first piece of decoration to be set up!

A guirlanda, sempre a primeira peca a ser arrumada!

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IMG_0323IMG_0303It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

O Natal chegou!

 

Day five, some late spring rain..

Quinto dia, uma chuvinha de final de primavera..

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IMG_0555All photos above taken on my street

Todas as fotos acima foram tiradas na minha rua

Day six; lunch in Newfarm with my mom, and later seeing the gorgeous Christmas lights on the St John the Baptist Anglican Church, at Oxford St, in Bulimba

Sexto dia; depois de um almoço no bairro Newfarm, fomos ver a linda decoração de Natal em uma igreja na Oxford St, em Bulimba

IMG_0565IMG_0573The beautiful tree-lined Abbott Street, in Newfarm

A linda Abbott Street, no bairro Newfarm

IMG_0571One thing that makes Brisbane interesting, and eases the transportation of tourists, are these bicycles. Named CityCycles, these bicycles sit on racks all around Brisbane’s CBD, and other suburbs, and are very useful and popular with tourists, as they can simply walk up, swipe their credit cards, and take the bicycle, simply having to return it to any other of these racks.

Uma característica interessante de Brisbane, são essas bicicletas, muito utilizadas pelos turistas, visando facilitar o transporte publico. Chamadas de CityCycles, essas bicicletas são disponíveis para aluguel, é só passar o cartão de crédito, claro, sem esquecer de depois devolve-las a qualquer um desses ‘estacionamentos’.

IMG_0593sunset & cloud addict

apaixonado por por-do-sol nublado

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– Daniel

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