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Brisbane River at Night.

I don't often get the opportunity to walk along the Brisbane riverfront at night but after doing so, I think I will make time to do it again soon. We took the train to New Farm to visit a night market and because we had time to spare, we decided to hop on a Ferry and have a wander along the riverside, closer to the center of Brisbane.

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The attractive lighting was reflected on the river and created impressive silhouettes from the variety of bridges criss-crossing the river. It was a warm night but there was enough breeze to make this walk very pleasant.

The Brisbane River flows through an urban area which comprises of 1.8 million people. It has fifteen major bridges which cross it, from the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges downstream to the Centenary bridge upstream.

The aboriginal name for the Brisbane River is Maiwar and it is the longest river in South East Queensland, Australia. John Oxely was the first European to explore this river and he named it after the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane in 1823. Later on, the penal colony of Moreton Bay used the same name 'Brisbane,' for the city, itself.

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The river is damned by the Wivenhoe Dam which forms the Wivenhow Lake and this is the main water supply for Brisbane. Rare Queensland lungfish, Brisbane river cod and bull sharks habitat this waterway. Prior to European settlement, the Brisbane river held spiritual significance to the Aboriginal people of the Turral nation because of its important food source.

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The river plays host to a variety of events throughout the year such as the Riverfestival, Riverfire and the Brisbane River Classic, fishing competition. Rowing and sailing regattas are held by schools, and sporting clubs and it is not uncommon to see people rowing kayaks along the river.

I was surprised to see a jet-ski speeding across the water at night and although he was going really fast, I managed to get a shot of him upstream. The different bridges which link the Brisbane CBD to South Brisbane have been designed for pedestrians only, or for vehicles but there is one which has been designed solely for rail use.

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The Go Between Bridge is Brisbane’s latest one and this provides four lanes for traffic. It was very appropriately named after a popular Brisbane band called, ‘The Go Betweens.’ The Victoria Bridge replaced Brisbane’s oldest bridge which was washed away during floods and it is open to cars, bicycles and pedestrians.

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All of the bridges are situated quite close to each other as you can see from these images. The CityCats are kept busy ferrying passengers to and from their desired destinations and a new CityCat audio tour is available for visitors which is very informative.

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I remember visiting Brisbane maybe two decades ago and loved my time there but your post has reminded me how beautiful it is there especially at night

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The city takes on a very alluring aura at night JJ and I'm pleased to know my Wednesday walk brought back pleasant memories for you.

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Alluring Aura what a cool description of it and so true :)

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Thank you JJ. I might have to save that phrase and use it again one day. 🌝

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and you should its a cool phrase :)

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Many thanks @pixresteemer 🌼 🌷 🌼

Great captures!
Looks like a vibrant & lively walk.
Thanks for sharing & Steem on :)

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Thanks very much @jcsteem I'm happy to hear you enjoyed this blog.

Great photos and a lot of interesting information in this post! We rarely get to visit cities and we’ve certainly never visited another country, so I really enjoy seeing stuff like this! :)

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Oh, that's very rewarding to hear Melody. Thanks so much for your visit and for taking the time to share your appreciation.

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Thanks very much @esteemapp 🌼 🌷 🌼

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Oops and thanks for joining Wednesday Walk !tip

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My pleasure JJ. Thanks very much for your wonderful support and tip. Truly appreciated. 🌼 🌷 🌼

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the least I can do to thanks you for such a lovely post and joining the walk

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Thanks so much @steemitworldmap 🌼 🌷 🌼

What a beautiful place to go for an evening stroll! Your photos are wonderful. The colors are so extraordinary.

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Glad you enjoyed your stroll along the waterfront Melinda. The entire area takes on a variety of different hues at night. Many thanks for your visit and support.

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You always have my support, my talented friend! I love your posts!

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Awww......you're a sweetie. Thank you. Warm hugs 💕

Love the purple bridge! nice #wednesdaywalk @trudeehunter

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Thanks Steven. The bridges and river looks quite ordinary in the day without the dramatic lighting. You would think you're in another place altogether.

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Hello @livinguktaiwan That's awesome! Thanks so much for your support.

Now I know where the name Brisbane comes from.
Lovely night photos and interesting information. As usual a delight for my eyes. 😉

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Thank you Neli. It's always interesting to know how a place was named and when.

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Howdy there trudeehunter and congratulations on the Quator award! This post has some great night photos in it, they really capture the night time scene and atmosphere, they're excellent and the location is such an interesting one!

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Thank you so much for your kind words @janton The Qurator award was a massive surprise. I actually took a few more photos near the Brisbane river so I will submit them in next weeks Wednesday walk.

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Howdy again trudeehunter! Well you deserve that award and isn't it nice to get something like that and know that all your hours of time and sacrifice are appreciated? You must be a picture taking machine!

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A picture taking Machine! I love it! 😁 Yes, I daresay, I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to covering a possible blog when out and about with my camera. I just like to get every angle covered. (I would have made a good detective I reckon)

As far as the award and for all the support I get in steemit, I am very grateful for every bit of encouragement and find it really does motivate me to keep participating.

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Howdy again trudeehunter! Does your husband go with you when you go out to get photos for posts? Is it usually when you're both out and about?

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Yes, John comes on many of my 'photo shoots' (sounds professional doesn't it?) We really love doing day trips from home and we can go in any direction to find interesting subjects or places to snap. There's such a lot of variety near home.

Sometimes he does his own thing or reads a paper while I am immersed in taking photos but he worries about me venturing to slightly remote places on my own because I am oblivious to everything else around me when I'm 'in the zone.' 😊

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Very interesting trudeehunter, well I think you should make sure you take him if he location is slightly remote, I don't like the sound of that. But I'm so glad that you live in such a wonderful location, I can tell it very favorable to photographers!

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Thanks Janton. I'm very blessed to be so well cared for and we do share many interests.

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