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 Post subject: Onya Brissy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:25 am 
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GO BRISSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUSCK THE REST OF THE WORLD - THEY ARE IDIOTS WITH NO IDEA. WE KNOW WHAT IS WHAT UP THIS WAY. CONGRATS AND WELL DONE BRISSY.........GO QUEENSLAND. I wanna burst with pride. I was born there.........I'm starting to cry, but I am a sook. GO QUEENSLAND. fornication THE REST OF THE WORLD. HOW'D YA GO YA fornication USELESS female genitalia??
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensl ... 6#comments

Good call rest of the world..............


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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:56 am 
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aesthetic appeal was thanks to a combination of beautiful parks and public spaces, tree-lined streets, public art works and a wonderful mixture of heritage and modern architecture.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I would say that applies to Brisbane MUCH less than other Australian cities.

Parks: Really? Compared to the garden state? Compared to Adelaide where the CBD is surrounded by parks? Compared to Sydney which also has much more parkland adjacent to the CBD?

Public Space: Where? King George Square is really the only public space and since the revamp, it's effectively useless because it's dark concrete on a tropical climate.

Tree lined streets: :rofl: :rofl: You've got to be kidding me? A few trees along a few of the streets?

mixture of heritage and modern architecture: Now really? Seriously? Maybe in the 60s and 70s, but Joh ensured that all that wonderful architecture was bulldozed replaced with ugly buildings. Brisbane's architecture is best described by somebody I used to work with "Brisbane is the only CBD where the Telstra exchange doesn't stand out, because it's surrounded by buildings that are just as ugly". :rofl: :rofl:


Now of course, beauty is very personal. Brisbane does have some things going for it, when the Jacarandas are in Bloom, it's very nice, but that's only a short period. I think the lack of an Autumn is a real minus, trees dropping leaves is always a beautiful thing. But the biggest problem is a combination of Brisbane never had money (the grand buildings in Melbourne is a direct result of the gold rush) and what nice architecture they did have just doesn't exist anymore.



What's funny is the comments, a few positive, most negative. Then you see all the positive comments are from some guy at Burleigh Heads. :rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:35 am 
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That bloke at Burleigh is a fool and biased - don't listen to him. :hehe:

Once you wander around Brisbane for like a whole day it is surprising what is left and how strangely attractive it all is. The Town Hall is amazing once you get into the infinite details of it. The wood work on that spiral staircase is amazing. Well worth taking the lift trip up to the very top of the tower and hear the old bloke talk. I was lucky enough to hear that friggin huge organ with something like 300 pipes get played VERY enthusiastically and loudly once. WOW. :bow: :bow: The story behind that thing alone is quite amazing.

Of course said Town Hall came very very very close to getting demolished not many years ago, but Brisbanites declared that was a step too far. We can be stupid but know when a wrong just shouldn't be allowed. Not anymore there has been enough of those.

Also heartbreaking to see what is gone. But even the new stuff just sort of all comes together in a slightly jarring way.

It's worth spending a day just going through some of the old churches. I dunno who designed or built those things or how they did but they are fsucking impressive once you walk in and examine them in detail. Easily rate up there with anything else anywhere in the world.


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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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[quote="grog"][quote] What's funny is the comments, a few positive, most negative. [/quote]

That's just good Queensland folk being self-depreciating and finding nits to pick. We get embarrassed to publicly declare our love of the place. Well, most of us. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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PeterHoare wrote:
But even the new stuff just sort of all comes together in a slightly jarring way.
Have you seen the new building on George St across from the Casio. NOTHING nice about it.

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Easily rate up there with anything else anywhere in the world.
Obviously haven't been to any churches anywhere else. Sure, churches are nice, but compared to something like St Patricks in Melbourne, they are nothing.

Once again, it comes down to Money and when those things in Melbourne were built, Melbourne had loads of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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http://saintandrews.org.au/wp-content/u ... tmas-1.jpg

This is one of the more ordinary ones. There is one in the CBD that is enormous and just spectacular


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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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The poll, which took its votes from Twitter and Facebook,
and that's where I stopped reading :|

Now I loved living in Brisbane but it was EVERYTHING BUT the CBD that attracted me. Fortitude Valley, West End, Hill End, Paddington, forget those outer suburbs... the CBD is a shîthole!

A social media poll, no, a PETITION, has TISM outpolling Kylie MInogue more than 7 to 1 as Australia's preferred entrant to Eurovision! Now, while I totally agree with the idea, it's hardly representative, is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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[quote="Marc"][quote]The poll, which took its votes from Twitter and Facebook,[/quote] and that's where I stopped reading :|

Now I loved living in Brisbane but it was [i]EVERYTHING BUT[/i] the CBD that attracted me. Fortitude Valley, West End, Hill End, Paddington, forget those outer suburbs... the CBD is a shîthole!

A social media poll, no, a [i]PETITION[/i], has TISM outpolling Kylie MInogue more than 7 to 1 as Australia's preferred entrant to Eurovision! Now, while I totally agree with the idea, it's hardly representative, is it?[/quote]\

I don't really care how the result is achieved the people have spoken!

I just want to see TISM at Eurovision. I really really really do. There would just be pin drop silence in the room from th eurotrash trying to work out what the hell just happened and vowing to never put Australians in it again. :hehe: :hehe:


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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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PeterHoare wrote:
I don't really care how the result is achieved, some facebook and twitter users have spoken!
FTFY :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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[quote="Marc"][quote="PeterHoare"]I don't really care how the result is achieved, some facebook and twitter users have spoken! [/quote]FTFY :roll:[/quote]

Well that is what matters now though I've never used either.


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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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Well, that's it for me in the Laundro getting my net and music fix. I'm off home to cocoon in bed, close the bedroom door, windows, escape under the doonah with the laptop from the world for a while, drink XXXX out of cans and watch Mad Men I've seen a few dozen times (it's like fine wine - just gets better).

Though I thought I'd finish on a high note music wise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwI2NrVYqIE


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 Post subject: Re: Onya Brissy
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My fav bit in that whole clip is the obvious gourmet vomit the dog lapped up. Dogs love vomit, but that seemed like very special vomit judging the dogs love of it.


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