A VERY long weekend … a walk in York (or rambles in The Shambles)

A girls’ weekend in Paris that turned into a 7 week holiday

York is a really walkable city and I recommend you spend the time and energy walking it.

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Iconic Brisbane … Tick Tock, what a clock

40 years ago, when I last visited, you could walk in any time. Charles, the lift operator, would take you to the top and you could stay as long as you liked. We tried to be there at midday to get maximum impact of the bells. Charles even used to let us out inside the clock faces and to walk around the dusty archives. We felt very special.

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Iconic Brisbane: The call of the Hall

I can never resist the opportunity to revisit Brisbane City Hall.

From the rest rooms in Adelaide Street to the magnificent auditorium and up to the rooftop childcare centre (now the Museum of Brisbane) before taking Australia’s oldest manually operated lift to the top of the clock tower, this building is warm and welcoming and full of memories.

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