My Home Down Under

Some of you back home might be wondering how I lived in this city during my time here, what the places I frequented looked like, how my house was arranged, where I went to church! Let me give you an idea!! I can’t take credit for all these pictures, luckily people were nice enough to let me use some of theirs!

I will begin with my house! I chose to live in a yellow Queesnlander house that was located off the main road right next to the cliffs at Kangaroo Point! The house had two floors, three bathrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, one washer, and a line to dry our clothes on.

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For church I went to two different places! One was St. Joseph’s which was literally three houses down from mine! It was small and had a primary school attached to it. The church had a latin mass community and many many little kids!

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The other church was the Cathedral of St Stephen’s. I have already written about this church but I’ll still add some photos here!

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As I’ve already mentioned, my house is right next to the cliffs at Kangaroo Point. This is where our weekly BBQs took place. It is a wonderful walking trail and very nice view of the city.

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The walk from my house to uni passes a lot of very pretty views! There’s the Mater Hill Children’s Hospital that is being built, a very scenic bell tower, and flowered walkway leading to the goodwill bridge that takes me across the river directly to campus.

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The campus that this bridge leads to is Gardens Point, which is the one I have more pictures of. But I spent more time at the Kelvin Grove Campus, especially in the library!

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^The Perfect place to study at Gardens Point

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These Huge Trees can be found all over the Botanic Gardens that are connected to Gardens Point

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The view from the library at Kelvin Grove where I normally Study

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^Only the coolest for students at a University of Technology. The screen in the background  is completely interactive

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^Not completely sure why the black area is in this but here is the auditorium at Gardens Point

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^Art work all over the garden

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^Gardens Point

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^Spent Many Afternoons in one of these Cubicles Studying

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The Library at Kelvin Grove. Can you tell that this is the Creative Industries Campus?

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^Just another breathtaking view of the Botanic Gardens, such a perfect place to study!

Besides the campuses I spent a lot of my time in Brisbane in the SouthBank Area and in the City Center. There were many shops, restaurants, and the SouthBank Beach. It was also in Southbank where many of my friends lived and we spent some evenings cooking together. I also spent a good amount of time in West End in the local restaurants and shops. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of West End. But here are the rest in a very random order!

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^SouthBank Beach

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^SouthBank

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^Cloudland, a very nice bar in Fortitude Valley! I wish I had a picture from the indsde

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^The River walk by the Botanic Gardens

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^SouthBank Beach

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^Another View of the Boardwalk at Botanic Gardens; loved running here!!

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^This restaurant has the most amazing waffles and chocolates

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^SouthBank Shops

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^Cute Restaurants at SouthBank

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^SouthBank  during the festival

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^Monday Bowling nights

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^Storybrooke Bridge

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^T-Licious! My Favorite Tea Shop

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^The Pancake Manor! Seriously Delicious Pancakes

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^SouthBank during the festival

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^Cooking at Urbanest near SouthBank

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The City at night

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^SouthBank  Beach

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^The Wheel at SouthBank

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^SouthBank  Beach

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^neat little sitting area near the Goodwill Bridge

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^Different View of the shops at SouthBank

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^The Color Light Show that happened during the festival at SouthBank

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The shops in the City Center! They were already getting ready for Christmas!

For those of you who don’t know exactly where Brisbane is on a map this should give you an idea

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Brisbane is the middle pink arrow on the right hand side near the emu. Fun Fact! Why are the Kangaroo and Emu the two animals on the Australian National Coat of Arms?

Because they can’t walk backwards!

Over the four months I have found that Brisbane has become as much of a home to me as my other homes. And while living in a city, even if Brisbane is a small city, might be a little too much for me I will miss the time I have spent here so much and hope to some day see it again!

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