The Southern River City
The week of August 1-4, Brisbane's Story Bridge is lit magenta in support of organ and tissue donations. When I visited Brisbane in 2013, the bridge was lit magenta as well. It appears to be somewhat rare that the bridge is lit up in magenta and I was looking forward to seeing it in a differnet colour. If I had a few more nights in Brisbane, I would be able to see it in Green and Gold for the Australian Olympic Team starting their events in the Rio Olympics.
The River Walk, destroyed in the 2011 floods, has been rebuilt since my last visit. The River Walk offers another view of the Story Bridge from river level along a trail built on concrete piers from the bridge to New Farm. This view, from Wilson's lookout is a much better view of the bridge. There is some obstruction below with trees and an eroding cliff fenced off - but on a night like this, it gives the opportunity to show off interesting clouds over the River City.
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