Posted by: travelrat | October 15, 2010

Pies, Ibises and Brisbane Video

Brisbane: 24th July 2010.

Ever since Man first started to scribble on the wall of his cave, people have been saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. Then came video … I wonder if anyone’s ever said how many pictures a video clip is worth?

The embedded video here pretty well sums up what I’ve already said in the last couple of posts, but maybe there is something extra here. What do you think?

So, what else did we do in Brisbane? We had lunch! Not far from the Wheel of Brisbane is a veritable complex of food outlets, where food to suit all tastes is on offer. I did what I do whenever I visit anywhere new in Australia; I sample the pies. The pies on sale here are ‘Lorrie’s’ … nothing to complain about, but nothing to write home about, either. Fortunately, there’s better to come on that front … eventually.

We did get some diversion from the ibis hanging around the open-air restaurant. There’s notices forbidding their feeding, and pictograms, in case anyone doesn’t understand any part of ‘Please Do Not Feed the Ibis’ … and most people take about as much notice of it as they do of speed-limit signs. It doesn’t seem to matter; the ibis can’t read, and usually help themselves to any scraps left lying about, anyway.

There’s a short video clip of the ibis feeding at


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  2. Hi Keith,
    Looks like you filled the day in nicely, hope you enjoyed it all.
    The Ibis is everywhere in Brissy, you see them even in the suburbs, back yards, footpaths etc. I even remember them being around when I was a child (a long, long, time ago.)

  3. What a view you get from up there. It’s incredible.

    I thought the music you had accompanying the City Cat part was really cool.

    It’s funny about the Ibis. They can look awkward on the ground but in flight are quite elegant!

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