1st of November 2014, sunny and warm and everyone is out enjoying themselves. The swimming area on South bank is packed full of families cooling off, having a picnic and chatting. At 400pm we all gather on Southbank to see the parade. We have all watched parades in our lives, school, army, harvest festivals, carnival so there is some expectation from this one. What I wasn't expecting was that it was going to make me giggle - Brisbane at its quirkiest and most fun loving.
The Parade was displaying Brisbane's diversity and cultural richness. It did that amply and beautifully with all kinds of groups participating. In between the cultural groups were the unexpected delights, the bucket full of prawns, the Plasterers of Brisbane followed by the Plasterers of Paris ! The cockatoos and the Magpies. The Qld Man Cave, The Qld Belly dancers Association and so much more. A real feast for the eyes and one which delighted everyone who had the pleasure to see it.
The Cockatoos - arent they perfect !
The Plasterers of Brisbane
And finally, with lots more in between, but by no means least - A bucket of Prawns - a Brissie favourite