Brisbane feels like a very business-like city. That’s not supposed to be an insult or anything, just an observation based on how people are dressed downtown and such.
However, it still does have a quirky side, at least in the Queensland Art Gallery.
A more hipster part of town took it upon themselves to post a bunch of funny signs, which are great.
They also have seem to come up with a great way of reusing beer bottles–or at least this restaurant did.
Although not Brisbane-specific, I finally managed to take a picture of the awful-looking brand of cars that are so popular in Australia: the sedickup truck, which is the baby of a sedan and pickup truck.
Again, not sure if this is Brisbane-specific, but I found the funniest-looking type of birds there that swoop down on you in a pack and then rotate their heads in all kinds of directions in an unsettling manner.
Ending on a positive note, the city built a beautiful walkway on the water next to one of the river banks for pedestrians and cyclists, complete with rest and water stations every couple of hundred feet.
And in terms of transportation Brisbane really nailed it by building miles of busways, which are bus-only roads that let commuters avoid all the traffic home.