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Getting to some of those New Year Resolutions

I took myself off to the Art Gallery last week and really enjoyed my day.  This was one of my resolutions for 2023.  To do this I also took myself right out of my comfort zone and travelled to and from the city by train.  I used to travel by train to and from work when I was in my teens and early 20's, then I was single and living in Sydney, then I moved and bought a car and have travelled by car since then. Trains in Brisbane are a whole lot more comfortable than those and I was able to park my car, for free, at the railway station.  I am now quite confident  that I will be able to get to and from the Embroiderers' Guild during the week.  (That's another resolution I will be able to fulfill.)

It was interesting comparing the view from the train, then and now.  Different cities, different style of houses, big walls so people have privacy.  The train has to travel through the wet lands, over mangroves, rivers, streams and bogs here. In Sydney there were a couple of major rivers, lots of suberbia and industry.  The big difference is that the train I travelled on wasn't crowded and was air conditioned.

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I walked from the train station to the gallery, which is just across the intersection. 

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My first stop was for a cup of coffee. 

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Now, I haven't been anywhere since Covid struck and I find I am way behind the times, they no longer have loyalty card in the coffee shop.  Should have seen the look I got!!  And in the meantime we had a flood which trashed all the water features.  Some are still trashed but others have been restored. 

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I sat in the coffee shop courtyard and soaked myself in the beauty of fountains and ponds.

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It was hard to tell what is up an what is down.

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The water dragons are still there and came out to say hello.

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I got lots of inspiration from the exhibition titled "Air" at the GOMA gallery.  I am still processing it all.  It was very thought provoking.

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But I am so glad that I have ventured out again.


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Queenie Patch

Good for you to venture out again. Yes, so much has changed because of the pandemic. I have lost a lot of points I had collected on my loyalty cards. Well, at least I survived the pandemic...

Carolyn Foley

I amĀ  slowly picking up the pieces again. Shame about the loyalty points.


That looks like a very good expedition for a first venture out - not too many people, and lovely and inspiring things to see.

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