Well yesterday at New Farm Library, there was a Blogging Workshop presented by a fellow Brisbane Blogger, Jean. I thought that it would be an excellent opportunity to meet Jean, so I went along.
New Farm is on the north side of the river and is an example of industry moving out and being replaced by gentrification of the suburb. We turned into James St (now very posh in parts lol) and met traffic that was hardly moving...
|Traffic turning into James St, only to find that the traffic ahead wasn't moving...therefore we couldn't either...|
DH felt that the traffic jam was caused by people slowing down to look for carparks in the trendy section of the street which contains cafes, restaurants, nice (expensive though) shops and the cinemas. And he was right, because after we drove through that area, the traffic moved smoothly.
|Still on James St but driving speed has picked up :-)|
|The sign says it all...leaving Fortitude Valley and entering New Farm|
|Still on James St , heading towards the Brisbane River...|
|New Farm Library on Sydney St|
The traffic had held us up a bit, but I got to the library with 5 minutes to spare before Jean's workshop began. The library is in a beautiful spot with the huge New Farm Park over its back fence. While I attended the workshop, DH did his daily walk but yesterday it was on the path through the park, past the Powerhouse complex and down the river path...
Now because I've taken so long to 'set the scene', I'll have to write about the wonderful workshop tomorrow. I try not to ever miss a chance to post photos of Brisbane as I know that some readers enjoy seeing photos of the city as they once lived here. If you used the link to Jean's blog, you will already have read about the workshop, so I will write just a bit from my perspective and then also post some photos of the trip home! lol