Monday, July 16, 2012

What Makes Me Happy 16.7.12

 I did start this post a couple of weeks ago, but it was put on hold when my Mum surprised me with a visit. 
So.... making me happy (a few weeks ago ... but still making me smile when I remember....) is a day in the city with my Uncle.
I met up with him in the city for lunch to celebrate his birthday. Even though it is the middle of winter here, the day was absolutely glorious. I didn't even need a jacket.
We decided to visit the new exhibition at the Brisbane Museum... "Mummy, Secrets of the Tomb". 
If you are near Brisbane and get the chance to go and see this.. I would definitely recommend it.. It was fabulous and thoroughly interesting. I just loved it. It is on for about another month... so if you're going to go... don't delay.
  
Now, if you've lived in and around Brisbane for the last 40 years, you may have heard of our Icon Rock 'n' Roll George. Being a Brisbane girl and living and working in and around the CBD and West End I came to see this guy on quite a few occasions. He definitely was a legend and I loved seeing him cruising around the city in his beloved old Holden. He passed away in 2009 and I wondered what would become of his legend and his car...
 There was a wonderful surprise at the Museum... They have his car on display and have made quite an interesting exhibit around it.
 The original car, in all it's glory... the hand painted number plates are also on display along with a number of gorgeous old photos of Brisbane, George and Cloudland. 
 I'm so happy ....this is where his car should be...
 Later in the evening I took a walk along Southbank and took in all the lovely sights of our beautiful city. With the final game of State of Origin coming up (remembering these photos were taken a few weeks ago) the city was turning Maroon....
The Wheel has been lit up maroon....
 ...as well as the Casino! 
Lovely to see the city going all out to support our team. It must have worked as Queensland went on to win it's 7th year in a row  (Another happy!)
Better late than never...
Hope you are all having a wonderful Happy Monday.

6 comments:

Joy said...

Oh Teresa I remember Rock n Roll George well. I used to see him often when I went into town with my friend on a Saturday morning. Gosh, that was waaaaay back in the mid 70s!!! No Mall then LOL. It's really cool that he's being remembered, he was a big part of Brissy back then. We all knew his car .... I never saw him out of it though ;o).
By the way, love the pic of you and your Uncle, it oozes 'happy' :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Fiona said...

Great post... I remember hearing about George when he passed away... what a legend...
Hugz

marina said...

gorgeous pics! Your photos are always so happy and full of character. Maybe because of you.
Love the Brisbane pics.

Cath said...

You photograph our city so well Teresa!

Merilyn said...

Always enjoy your photographic posts Teresa!!! Lovely pics!!! My grandfather used to have an old Holden like that, I remember as a small child sitting in the back seat, there was so much room in them LOL!!!!!

Allie said...

What a great pic of you and your uncle, happy birthday to him! The city looks fantastic!