Despite appearances to  the contrary I landed safely in Brisbane early on Saturday morning… having taken the redeye flight out of Perth at 12.35 a.m.

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Couldn’t sleep a wink on the plane (nothing new) and arrived in Brisbane at 6.45 am local time. A train ride later and I checked in to my plush accommodation…

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Just kidding, I actually stayed here…

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The Rendezvous hotel on Ann Street in the CBD. My Lettera 22 and I were very satisfied with the room…

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After a nap, I grabbed a quick lunch at Mos Burger (they have them in Tokyo,  good quality junk food)…

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Next stop, the Queensland Art Galleries that were close to my hotel. Lots of great Australian art like this…

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“Strange Procession Passing By” by Dick Roughsey (Goolbalathaldin)

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Is it just me or are there two typewriters in the picture above?

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I gave the art galleries a big thumbs up and then set off back to the hotel. Many of Brisbane’s main thoroughfares and squares (I noticed) were named after Kings and Queens…

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King George V

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Queen Victoria overseeing her dominion

The aboriginal art in the art gallery may have affected me on  a subconscious level.  I felt as if I were under a spell – I began to hallucinate, seeing giant IBM Selectric golf balls dotted about the city…

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Time to get some sleep before the next day’s type-in… !

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