Queensland Art Gallery Garden, Brisbane

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bdeh on January 1, 2010

Nice place to be Ian, in the middle of the CBD. Greetings Berend Happy New Year

Ian Stehbens on January 1, 2010

It is a great place to be, Berend: Museum, Art Gallery, State Library, Gallery of Modern Art, and the Performing Arts Centre all surround this retreat.

I'd like to see more sculpture here though.

Ian

sugarbag1 on January 3, 2010

Another beautiful photo from you Ian. Thanks for sharing your photos with me.Kind Regards,David

Ian Stehbens on January 3, 2010

It is a beautiful precinct, David and it deserves to be promoted. I enjoy the galleries around there so much.

Thanks for your complimentary message.

Ian

Amelia Royan on January 4, 2010

Powerful and very geometric Ian. It seems so strange to be looking at parasols and outdoor furniture, running water and short shadows. Our day will come :)))

Warm greetings from frozen Shropshire, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on January 4, 2010

Dear Amelia,

I hear that you have been out in your Shropshire garden of late, enjoying the sunshine! Hang on, summer's coming! And it will, with long hours and many photographic opportunties.

Thanks again for your appreciative appraisal.

Ian

Leo Laps on January 8, 2010

How I miss this place. I used to walk through it everyday when I was working inside Goma at the Foyer Bistro, and was such a pleasant view.

Happy New Year, my big australian mate! I am planning a trip for Patagonia at the end of it, would you join us?

A big huge to you and Margareth!

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2010

We miss you two, too, Leo. Patagonia sounds great. You will have to tell me more. Margaret thanks you for the hug.

I hadn't realised that you were working at GoMa at some stage, Leo, but I can understand how much you enjoyed the environment. Perhaps we should have gone through GoMa together with our cameras.

I came away with some of my own artistic creations by using the camera in GoMA the other day, most not suitable for a Panoramio album.

Love to both you and Caroline.

Ian

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on January 9, 2010

Another wonderful city is Brisbane Ian, you have so many. I read yesterday Australia is one of the 3 best countries to live in the world... Uruguay is not bad, in the 19th place, but almost cause of security, I must tell you here it's hard to reach the end of the month with our low salaries. Relationship between cost of life and incomes is bad... Beautiful place and shot, best regards, Edmundo

Ian Stehbens on January 10, 2010

Arguably, Brisbane is Australia's most liveable city, Edmundo. Santa Catarina State, Brazil (Florianópolis & Blumenau) would have a climatically equivalent environment to Brisbane. It doesn't experience the temperature highs and lows of other cities or the extreme bushfire threats that the southern cities have to contend with (Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide), when their outer suburbs and leafy suburbs may face such catastrophic conditions as they are, prior to a cold front, currently. Wild storms would be our prime threat here. Other hazards (eg flood, storm surge) can either be managed or else human adjustment, risk assessment and planning enable us to experience them without suffering or loss.

I have lived in beautiful Sydney and wonderful Melbourne and love them both, but Brisbane does not get as hot nor as cold as both of the others. Brisbane can be more humid than the others in summer, but house site selection allows for the possibility of enjoying the reliable afternoon sea breezes (which we do) and major public buildings and transport are air conditioned. All the cities here are very well provided for in terms of social infrastructure and cultural opportunity, quality and diversity. Public law and order, political stability, economic opportunities would all be amongst the best in the world. We have our problems, shortcoming and welfare responsibilities and growth issues to deal with all of which call for compassionate, generous and wise responsibility.

Brisbane is not as big as Sydney and Melbourne but big enough to have a full repertoire of cultural, educational, medical and employment opportunities and services.

Having travelled the world, there are many, many other places, on every continent where one could happily live, and settle. But the population of superannuated retirees electing to migrate to Brisbane Region and its coastal cities is indicative of its attractiveness and liveability.

I hope this little discourse is of interest. I am grateful for your appreciation and conversations. Ian

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on January 11, 2010

Dear Ian, what you tell us is so interesting and promissing I'm trying to find a job there! Ja ja. Warmest wishes, Edmundo

Ian Stehbens on January 12, 2010

Dear Edmundo, There must be professional magazines which tell you about professional positions, but you can always try the Brisbane newspaper online!! I'll meet your boat when you come! or see you at the airport!! Ja? ja?

Ian

Hazel Coetzee on January 25, 2010

Now that looks like a peaceful place to sit and admire and meditate a little??

Hazel sighs wistfully that she would love to see more of it, in reality, both exterior and interior (all that super artwork) - but dreaming is a LOT less costly than travel so we will just enjoy it through your eyes, with grateful thanks, Ian.

Warmest wishes from Hazel

Ian Stehbens on January 27, 2010

There is some wonderful work here, displayed here, Hazel. But I would like to see a lot more sculpture in a garden such as this. I will never forget my wanders into some great sculpture gardens in Washington and Canberra.

In case you recover from your Irish expedition, keep this part of the world high on your priority list, especially as you now have a base and a friend to come to!

Keep the dreams alive.

Ian

Piotr Paluszkiewicz on March 10, 2010

This photo shows some kind of a very interesting and eye-catching city perspective. Seems to be simple, but there's something nice inside... That's why photography is an art. Good job Ian!

Bulbas on April 12, 2010

Beautiful place, wonderful sunny day!!!!

Ian Stehbens on April 14, 2010

Dear Piotr,

I appreciate you observation of my home city and your affirmation of this photograph. Thank you very much.

Ian

Ian Stehbens on April 14, 2010

Hi Bulbas.

I love the weather and the architecture of Brisbane.

Warmest regards,

Ian

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