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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

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The Bavarian brewer claims on their website: “We played a crucial role in establishing the present superior worldwide reputation for German beer.” Their production is committed to the 1516 “Purity Law” that beer was allowed to be brewed from malt, hops, and water.

Besides the company story, the website also provides recipes for traditional German treats along with instructions on proper pairings with their beer selection, including “Spaten Lager pairs best with German cheese, salad, pork, fish and shell fish.”

Bavarian Bier Café - Eagle Street Pier, in Brisbane, offers a lengthy brew selection with views of the Brisbane River.

Bavarian Bier Café – Eagle Street Pier, in Brisbane, offers a lengthy brew selection with views of the Brisbane River.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

August 8, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Queen Street Mall

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Stretching about 500 meters, the Queen Street Mall is located in the middle of Brisbane and offers shopping, food, and entertainment. Opened in 1982, the mall includes over 700 retailers, including large stores like Myer, David Jones, and Target.

On this particular day, the mall was decked out for that evening's 2013 State of Origin II game at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

On this particular day, the mall was decked out for that evening’s 2013 State of Origin II game at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 29, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Customs House

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In the 19th Century, all of Australia’s port cities were outfitted with customs houses. In 1884, a customs house was built in Brisbane. Situated on the Brisbane River, Charles McLay designed the building.

According to the Customs House Brisbane website: “The Brisbane Customs House is a fine example of Victorian Free Classical style, with its grand colonnades and portico, and a dome which still manages to be a major feature on the landscape, despite being overlooked by adjacent high rise office and apartment blocks.”

The customs house is open to the public and provides free guided tours; it can also play host to concerts and weddings.

In 2005, the customs house was added to the Queensland Heritage Register.

In 2005, the customs house was added to the Queensland Heritage Register.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 16, 2013 at 9:22 AM

City Roos

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Walking along Brisbane’s George Street, just outside the Queens Street Mall, a group of kangaroos can be seen loitering on the sidewalk. Created in 1999, sculptor Christopher Trotter installed the City Roos displays out of scrap metal.

Strategically placed in a busy pedestrian zone in Brisbane, the artist’s message is to remind people that humans need to share outdoor space with the native animals.

According to the Brisbane City Council website, “the sculptures are composed of found industrial metal and recycled materials which give a unique character to each kangaroo.”

Alongside the pictured kangaroo, there is another one standing by a tree and two relaxing on and near a bench.

Alongside the pictured kangaroo, there is another one standing by a tree and two relaxing on and near a bench.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

The Wheel of Brisbane

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Erected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the State of Queensland, the Wheel of Brisbane stands on the South Bank Parklands, along the Brisbane River, and gives guests a complete view of the city from 197 feet in the air.

As described on their website:

“Our giant observation wheel offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Brisbane City from the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment precinct, The Parklands, South Bank.”

The Wheel was first installed as part of World Expo 88.

The Wheel was first installed as part of World Expo 88.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM