WE FOUND SOMETHING FREE TO DO IN BRISBANE!
Yes, that does deserve all caps!
The Brisbane Clock Tower at Brisbane City Hall. This is a free tour that leaves from the third floor of city hall all every 15 minutes. When I say leave, I mean the small cage elevator from 1927 that is at capacity at 8 goes up every 15 minutes.
It is first come first ticket though, so you might want to plan ahead. We didn't. We played in the kid area, while we waited forty-five minutes to go up. Don't worry, we didn't embarrass anyone, no one was around. Everyone else just stayed in the waiting room/store like good boys and girls.
All about making memories, right?
While boarding the old elevator she assured us all the parts were new, and the elevator had been evaluated during the evaluation making City Hall the safest building in Brisbane CBD.
Facts we learned: back in the day, people could see the biggest clock face in Australia from 7k away. The point at the top of the clock tower was suppose to be the angel of peace, but they ran out of money. They hired a plumber to do the creation, and practically gave him no money. He made the globe looking statue out of a bed post, old caldron, lamp post, and toliet parts. Talk about high class, but hey it looks good. Shabby Chic maybe?
Yes, it took time, but we got to see a different view of the city for free. We were happy.
What are some free gems you have found in your city?