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“A little bit of Expo 88”
Review of Ann Street

Ann Street
Brisbane
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“A little bit of Expo 88”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

If your a historian, expo offificiate or just like me have fond memories of Brisbane's Expo 88 you will appreciate the campsite setting that was originally one of the many Statuettes prominently located through the Brisbane Southbank Expo 88 site. The campsite scene has been recreated outside what was the Department of Primary Industries Building (DPI) in 80 Ann Street. As a long time DPI worker, some may say too long, there were plenty of bushfires put out within the DPI building also, but that's another story. Whilst the act of going to this Building every morning may not have been that joyous,it was always a welcome site to see these figurines camped by the footpath. Over the years they suffered a number of injuries including broken arms and noses and the fire being kicked out, but thanks to likes of Bruce Mayne and others they were always put back together again.They are still very popular with both kids, adults and tourist as they stroll through the city. You will also find a number of other statuettes scattered throughout the city especially in George Street where you will find an iconic kangaroo lying on a bus seat.

Visited June 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Old Brisbane”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

No far from the main mall and some photo opportunities and architecture with a difference when you look up ... Always look up as you walk about as some of the best photographs are up there .

Visited February 2013
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Thank Len P
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Tortona, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
2,490 reviews
1,977 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,287 helpful votes
“Strolling through this nice and quiet street, worth a visit.”
Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

One of the busiest streets of the city, a road that lead from the city centre to extend close to Chinatown.
Personally there isn't anything interesting along this road, if not a couple of churches and a park, though it is always pleasure to stroll to admire this corner of the city away from the hustle and bustle.

Visited April 2013
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Logan City Queensland
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Why bother”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

There are a few figures on the footpath that seem to be timeless but except for two churches on Ann Street there is nothing else but a disgraceful not even billy goat track surface on the excuse of a major city street. Brisbane City Hall renovation is near complete but the ebeutiful fountains have been filled in with concrete and obnoxious buildings built in their place. The copper "thingies" have thankfully been removed up to the corner of Ann and Edward Street and now regressively impede the traffic flow... progress!! By all means visit the two beautiful churches , Central Station and the Anzac Square Memorial area but please be sure to leave your car far away from the entire length of Ann Street. And especially Fortitude Valley end where they have to lower the speed limit to see drunken and out of control party goers don't injure themselves too much when they wander into cars, trucks and buses in their stupor.

Visited April 2013
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Ipswich, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Just step out of the Central Station....and "Hello Ann Street."”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

The first street you will hit if you get off the Airtrain from the airport. And if you have done a little homework, you know exactly where you are in Brisbane...Ann Street. It is one street you can use to reorientate yourself in the CBD, and it has many interesting shops and eateries to choose from and parks to rest in. It has a very easy rolling nature and there are plenty of bus stops and taxi stands. Choosing the time to move along it, is like walking in any major metropolis, avoid the morning rush hour, lunch times and afternoon rush hour, and in between have a wonderful adventure. As I now live in Ann Street, I am privy to the movement of traffic; vehicles and travelers, arriving and departing. Even the occasional emergency vehicle as it screams past my second story windows. This is a very walkable and inviting street to enjoy and it does one thing very well....it welcomes all who visit, regardless if it is the first time or umpteenth time. A street called Ann.

Visited February 2013
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