The Circular Walkway in Brisbane

Hilarious Australian coastal Rivalries

I’ve noticed something about Australians that fascinates me. I don’t know if this is ALL Australians or not… and I hate to generalize… but… it’s been my experience so far…

They are all obsessed with one region of a Australia or another! I’ve heard so much contradicting stuff that I can’t make heads or tails of: “Oh my gawd – people from the Gold Coast! Can you believe!” or “Those people in Sydney, you know.” or “Melbourne – it’s like – I mean, come on!” or “Brisbane – now that is a place, well, you know.” It’s this kind of stuff over and over again. No matter where I go, a significant part of the conversation is quite analytical about people from another part of Australia. It’s the funniest thing and it cracks me up!

Daily Photo – The Circular Walkway in Brisbane

Here is one place we stopped on the wonderful photowalk in Brisbane. Thanks again everyone for a fun night! I ended up recording a little video too that the team is still editing together – will try to get that out soon!

The Circular Walkway in Brisbane

The Circular Walkway in Brisbane

Photo Information

  • Date TakenSeptember 14, 2013 at 8:00am
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

Great time in Australia!

Brisbane PhotoWalk

Check out the event here on G+ to see photos from the great PhotoWalk!

Jogging with Glass on the Gold Coast

I’ve had a very weird schedule lately!! I went from the desert of the US to Australia for a speaking engagement then back to the desert of the US, then back home to New Zealand! So, whenever my body is all out-of-whack, I try to go out and get exercise and feel the natural vibrations of wherever I am. I decided to go out on the Gold Coast of Australia for a jog, and, just for kicks, I had an idea with Glass while doing it… This place is just a short ways from where I was staying there on the coast at the QT Gold Coast (highly recommended!) here’s the end of the little experiment. :)

More Glass Photos

Below are some photos that I took with Glass while on the run down the beach. This first one strange with the bikini-clad girl in the elevator – that was taken inside the QT Gold Coast!

Glass Random (106 of 125)

Glass Random (62 of 125)

Glass Random (59 of 125)

Glass Random (55 of 125)

Glass Random (35 of 125)

Glass Random (125 of 125)-2

Daily Photo – Brisbane Laser Light Show

We had an amazingly fun PhotoWalk in Brisbane! The people there were really nice and it was fun to talk with them about so many different topics. The photowalk ended here, at this most incredible laser light show in the middle of downtown on the river… Thanks again everyone! :)

Brisbane Laser Light Show

Brisbane Laser Light Show

Photo Information

  • Date TakenSeptember 14, 2013 at 9:14am
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The QT Gold Coast and Bazaar

Great Hotel in the Gold Coast!

I was just here in the Gold Coast for a speaking engagement at the amazing Problogger conference. It was a great collection of professional (and aspiring!) bloggers from all over Australia and the world. We all stayed here at this cool hotel called the QT Gold Coast — I also stayed in another QT in Sydney which was similarly awesome.

Bazaar Restaurant

A lot of us went to eat downstairs at their restaurant called Bazaar. I’ve never eaten anywhere like this before! I hate to say “buffet” because you immediately get an image in your head… but imagine a buffet where the high-end chefs are right behind the organic layout and cooking live while you watch them. They prepare everything fresh and serve it right up in pans and all sorts of different spreads. The place is vast with a ton of different options… I have more photos, but this is the only one I have processed so far.

Bazaar Restaurant

Daily Photo – The Space-Aged Lobby

I’ve only stayed in a few of these QTs, but they all designed in an edgy and visually mesmerizing manner. Something else that is visually mesmerizing is all these hot girls they get to work there! They dress them up in these uniforms that makes them look like futuristic sex-robots. I know that is a strange thing to think about, but it’s the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw a few of them walking in tandem across the lobby! :)

Speaking of that, I’m going to Japan soon… I think that will probably be the first country to make sex-robots.

QT Gold Coast Hotel

The Space-Aged Lobby

Photo Information

  • Date TakenSeptember 13, 2013 at 12:44pm
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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