Sepia Saturday: Revisiting Expo Fun

Sepia Saturday 256On close reflection it seems that parades like the one featured in this week’s Sepia Saturday image seem to have been rather infrequent in my life, or else they haven’t been photographed. However the combination of festivities and whacky designs took me back to the fun days of Expo 88, an event which turned Brisbane on its head and changed it forever, I think. I wrote about how we all enjoyed it in an earlier Sepia Saturday post.

Today I’m going to share with you some of the whacky statues that were tucked around the site, awaiting discovery and generating a giggle or two.

The Expo site, now the South Bank precinct, was once a rather unsalubrious area of Brisbane with dry docks and inadequate housing. These particular characters are a nod to that past.

Expo 88003b Expo 88008b_edited-1Expo 88004bAnd then there were the site workers:

Expo 88002b Expo 88005bAnd the Aussie themes:

Expo 88001aExpo 88006a Expo 88006b Expo 88005aThe lifesavers:

Expo 88003aAnd the entertainers:

Expo 88002a Expo 88008aAnd sometimes balancing all the things to see and do was quite a challenge.Expo 88007a

If you’re wondering what happened to your favourite Expo Art you might find this Art Trail helpful. And to see some more of the whacky parades and people click here.

Why not parade over to Sepia Saturday and see what other festivities the Sepians have in store this week?

Sepia Saturday: The Doorways of Travel

This week’s Sepia Saturday 203¬†features doorways, especially with people standing in them.

I haven’t trawled my personal/family photos for a suitable one and chose instead to focus on some recent travel photos which “fit the bill”. All were taken in Zanzibar, famous for its amazingly carved doors.

Many Zanzibar doors have small doors built within the larger door.

Many Zanzibar doors have small doors built within the larger door.

And then there's the colonial influence in the attire of this hotel's doorman.

And then there’s the colonial influence in the attire of this hotel’s doorman.

225 Stone Town doorway

I love a semi-closed doorway -always makes me wonder what's behind it.

I love a semi-closed doorway -always makes me wonder what’s behind it.

Do go and check out what the other Sepians have written for Sepia Saturday 203