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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