Inside the Brisbane Information Centre.
It was originally the Regent Theatre and the interior is amazing.
|Queen St market - fabulous produce|
|Was just a little busy !!!|
|Perfect timing to be sitting on the ferry !!!|
We also had another day in the city visiting the very historic and pretty well known (here in Australia anyway) XXXX Brewery. Anyone who knows me, well knows I don't mind a nice cold beer and XXXX is probably my equal favourite with Tasmanian beers. XXXX Brewery began back in 1878 by two brothers Nicholas and Edward Fitzgerald to become Australia's most popular beer. In the 1900's they imported a new Master Brewer from Germany named Alhois William Leitner who solved all the issues they were having and developed the now famous recipe. After starting out in Castlemaine Victoria, the brothers decided they needed a world-class brewery (and warmer weather), so they packed up and moved the whole operation to Brisbane. And so the Castlemaine Perkins brewery was born, known today as the home of XXXX.
What do the X’s in XXXX mean? Back in the day, beer quality was measured in Xs. The brewery’s first brew produced was XXX Sparkling Ale, which was awarded three Xs. The results were promising, but something was missing. So in 1924, they perfected the recipe further,gaining a fourth X. In the same year, Mr FOUREX was introduced to the world and he soon became one of the most recognised symbols in Queensland.
|The young Bee Gees|
Now seeing Shane loves the Bee Gee's we had to go see this and night time seemed the best time. In the late 1950's the threes brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were living on the Redcliffe Peninsula when they gathered around a microphone for the first time performed using the now world famous name the Bee Gees. This fantastic walkway that was only just opened in August 2015 is free and open every day and night. Bee Gee's way has been developed in conjunction with the last remaining member Barry Gibb features:
- A life-size statue of the brothers as young boys in Redcliffe, complete with bare feet as requested by Barry Gibb
- More than 60 captioned photographs and 13 album covers from across the band's career
- Personal stories and reflections by Barry Gibb
- A 70-metre mural featuring artwork of Barry, Robin, Maurice and Andy Gibb.
- A new statue of the Bee Gees from the 'One Night Only' era
- Seating featuring lyrics of Bee Gees songs
- A copy of the contract they signed with Bill Goode and Bill Gates in 1959
- A 5.3 square metre video screen showing exclusive interviews with Barry Gibb and never before seen home movie footage, along with Bee Gees songs
- Light shows set to music (every night at 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm)
I was so glad we went it was really interesting and the music playing almost got me dancing (my hips were swinging and my feet a''tapping.
|Full Size Statue of the older Bee Gees|
|Here's one I took of Redcliffe Pier, prior to the downpour|