Elegance- as defined by Webster’s dictionary, is complete
absence of what deforms or unpleasant. It is beauty beyond
words and perfection.
Attraction- the power to draw response and positive
Elegance and attraction- qualities both present in the
Brisbane city, making its mark as one of the
highly desirable place to
visit in the world map.
Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland and the third
largest city in Australia has been attracting millions of
tourists all over the world with its elegance and unique
landmarks. It was formerly known as Mian-jiin or placed
shaped as a spike by the Turrbals, an aboriginal tribe in
Australia, and was later named in honor of Sir Thomas
Brisbane, former Governor
of New South Wales.
From a penal colony in the 1824, Brisbane has grown into
a modern and progressive city in Queensland, Australia.
Today, it is one of the major business centers in Australia.
Most business and industries are concentrated in the
central business district. Tourism has played a great role
in the rise of the economy of Brisbane making it as one of
the Australia’s fastest growing tourism cities. The number
of business tourism visitors have increased remarkably over
the years as it became a popular destination for business
meetings and conventions. Furthermore, the city had hosted a
string of important world events such as the 1982
Commonwealth Games and the 1988 World’s Fair Expo, and the
2001 Goodwill Games.
Situated in the northern Pacific Rim, it has a humid
subtropical climate with very hot summer and mild pleasant
winter. With the great weather, anytime of the year is ideal
for tourists and locals to travel around this city.
The city is rich with tourist hot spots like the Botanical
Garden, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane
River, to name a few, with each destination having something
unique to offer. Traveling from one place to another is very
easy with all modes of public transportation like buses,
trains, and ferries available anytime. The streets of
Brisbane such as Alice, Ann, Adelaide, Elizabeth and Albert
Streets have become very busy and populated over the years.
Grand churches, five-star hotels, state-of-the –art schools
and other buildings, both modern and old, stand on the
corners of these active streets.
Lifestyle in Brisbane has been influenced by different
cultures seen in the restaurants offering different cuisine
from Asian to European. Life is active from sunrise to
sundown no matter which part of Brisbane you go. You will
never run out of places to go to and activities to do.
Explore the beaches, ride the CityCats and the city ferries
or simply cruise around the river. Party goers spend their
night at the trendy bars and discos, or those who want more
adventure can head to the Kangaroo Cliff for rock climbing,
trek into the forests of Cairns, dive and snorkel on the
Great Barrier Reef, or try night
kayaking at Brisbane River.
Shop until you drop on the stylish malls of the city such as
the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane’s main shopping mall, or the
Brunswick Street Mall.
From places of worship to educational centers, to sports
centers and botanic gardens, to luxury hotels and museums,
and to excellent entertainment venues; it is a fact that
everything is around this city. A fantastic blend of
elegance and attraction make Brisbane a city second to none.