Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Outside the amphitheatre, on South Bank along the river there was plenty of stalls with suvenirs, food, there was also wishing well ,and a whirligig – and all of that in the chinese lantern lights. For the ends of the festival there were a fireworks. For the better view and seafty the firewoeks popped from the platform at the river. It was beautiful!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
After checking the way to get there, we found out there is a train station close to the Alma Park Zoo. But „close to” doesn’t mean the same when you are looking at the city map and in the real world. In the train we spent about an hour and finaly we got to the 6th zone which means far away from Brisbane City. The surroundings there look more like in the village.
There were browsing cows, little bit different then polish ones, much more red and with strange hum – look more like camels then cows :)
Around us there were fields, and some of them have got special built water tank.
It was nice and easy walk to the zoo.
Suddenly we saw some bildings, 2 roundabouts, streets and a fence. I don’t think I overact when I say that it looks like Seahaven town from Truman Show movie. Everything in order, clean streets, even the dogs don’t bark, and there was one more thing – there is no people around ... weird place...
It’s time to tour. Entire zoo area is park aera, there were some places to BBQ, to seat and rest with the nature by your side and also a café bar to have a quick snack or a cold drink. Everywhere between you can find animal corrals and cages with lots of animal inside.
There is a chance to go throught the corrals and feed the animals. This zoo is really small, but cozy. There are no crouds, and it’s nice place to spend the afterenoon.
We had a chance feeding: not-houngry kangaroo, alway hungry goats, and papers-bag loving deers.
First time in our lives we had a chance to see one of the living monotremes - long-beaked echidnas. We saw koalas feeding, and we had a chance to observe koala baby climbing to his mum. There were deers, who like to jump throught their corrals. Lazy camels. Wombat who sleeps half a day, chewing lama, huge ostrich and smaller emus, donkeys, bbuffalos and plenty of koalas.
I can only regret that the Alma Park Zoo is a bit too far from our place, because I’d love to visit it more often.