Evening strolls to clear the mind

There is little I like better than an evening walk. The cool air being a welcome break from the searing heat and the quieter streets making it possible to think straight. This is my unwind time.

Today I headed down to South Bank and alongside Brisbane River. This is the third night in a row I have done this as it is a good walk to take on an evening to chill me out and tire me out.

I really need to be tired to sleep in a hostel.

The route goes down the south side of Brisbane River, across a pedestrian bridge and through the Botanic Gardens before entering the CBD and getting back home. The picture above is the sight I was greeted with as soon as I got off that bridge into the gardens, this is just outside of where Florence and the Machine were performing yesterday.

This was my favourite shot from the ones I had taken. I love that two couples are in the shot, one gazing at the lights seemingly dazzled and awed. It is a sight to behold, there is something magical about a scene like this that makes you feel you have just entered a fictional world. An escape from reality.

We all need these escapes from reality from time to time. I know that my blog has for a number of years consisted of posts wishing for a world that embraces reality more instead of what we are told to believe growing up, however as I grow I realise life can sometimes be too damn crappy to embrace and a little escape is of no harm.

What comes to your mind with a sight like this? What clears your mind?



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34 thoughts on “Evening strolls to clear the mind”

    1. It does actually! Loved that movie. I loved the bright colours used in it, and just love colours in general and try to use them as much as possible in my posts.

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I really like this shot too, the other pictures didn’t come out as well and this was my last attempt and I am glad it went well!

      I am not sure actually, I haven’t noticed it until now but I can’t recall ever being down this way so late so wasn’t sure if is a recent installment or always been there? Hopefully it stays!


    1. Hello to you in Norway! I love Norway, went as a child and it was beautiful. However it sounds like I need to go there in winter too 🙂

      Oh and your English is very good! No worries there!

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  1. Sam – I too like to go for walks. I think it clears the mind and gives one a chance to change their routine. I feel like I do some of my best thinking when out on a walk. I love your photo of the lights. The twinkle lights hanging in the trees give the whole scene a sense of magic and whimsy. -Jill

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