Brisbane’s Smiley Building & Gold Creek Reservoir | Sat 23rd to Sun 24th May 2020 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Saturday 23rd May – Brisbane’s Smiley Face

Coronavirus Lockdown Day 62

1,060: 2 new cases (13 active).

Shoe Shopping

Today was the coldest May day in nearly a century, and Bronwen broke her fluffy warm shoes. This was obviously an emergency, so Bronwen and I drove to Garden City and checked all the best shoe shops—Kmart and BIGW—until we found a replacement pair. We also dropped past ALDI and bought some food.

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South Bank Parklands

I saw a photo on Facebook of the Ibis Building in Brisbane with a huge smile on it—it looks like they’ve adjusted the curtains and lights to make it smile, so at 10 PM, Bronwen and I braved our way out into what one would assume was the coldest May night in nearly 100 years, and drove to South Bank and took some photos of it.

On the way home we stopped off at the Vulture St Bridge to see how difficult it was to take photos of the freeway from there—a common thing to do based on photos online.

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Sunday 24th May – Gold Creek Reservoir

Coronavirus Lockdown Day 63

1,061 cases: 1 new (14 active). Over 6 million have downloaded the COVIDSafe app.

Gold Creek Reservoir

After not doing much all morning, Bronwen and I drove out to Gold Creek Reservoir. We’d never been there, and had seen a photo of it on Facebook, so figured it’d be worth a look.

Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t at all suited to the kind of photography we’d hoped to do, but we did go for a walk around the reservoir, so got to go outside and do some exercise. Wallace the Drone got to have a little flight, though it was too dark to do much by then.

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