Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Here we are in the middle of Brisbane in Reddacliff Place (Brisbane Square). The coloured building is all part of the Brisbane City Council offices. The yellow part is the city library. I can hear you asking "What are those balls"? They are an art work called 'Steam' and are made out of metal steamer containers that you cook veggies in. They vary in size and are supposed to be lit up from the inside, but I hasten to add that I have never seen them working. The original concept was to have had mist coming out of them as well, but at the time of installation, Brisbane and most of Queensland was in the middle of a severe drought. End of story. It would be nice if they could be fixed up to the artists concept. Personally I find this so-called 'Green' area a joke; you can't just plant a few trees and call it 'green'...c'mon guys, the surrounding buildings are all concrete and metal, the paving is granite that reflects the tropical sun back in your face like a furnace, and as you can see, seating is without shade and made of stone! City planners!
O.K....rant over with.