Archive - December 2010

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Brisbane’s ‘sophisticated’ Centenary Pool
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A kaleidoscope of colours at Annette’s pool
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Colourful centre opens in Enmore
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Lovely lap pools at Blueys Beach

Brisbane’s ‘sophisticated’ Centenary Pool

In rainy Brisbane over Christmas, we dropped into the Centenary Aquatic Centre on Gregory Terrace in inner city Spring Hill.  Designed by James Birrell, Brisbane City Council’s principal architect from 1955 to 1961, this complex was considered highly innovative and sophisticated in its design when it opened in 1959. In particular its elevated modular restaurant which overlooks the[…]

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A kaleidoscope of colours at Annette’s pool

When I was at the new Annette Kellermann Aquatic Centre 10 days ago I captured some amazing reflections in the water. There were so many beautiful colours, patterns and shimmery shapes it reminded me of looking through a kaleidoscope.   The vibrant greens, yellows, oranges and reds of the newly opened aquatic centre took on new shades  reflected in the water. The[…]

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Colourful centre opens in Enmore

There was a real sense of excitement when the new Annette Kellermann Aquatic Centre opened its doors for the first time yesterday. Locals streamed into the indoor complex which includes an 8-lane, 50 metre pool, a children’s leisure pool and a hydrotherapy and program pool. Some just came to have a look; others, especially the children couldn’t[…]

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Lovely lap pools at Blueys Beach

Exploring the streets of Blueys Beach near Forster on the NSW mid-north coast last week, we discovered a number of laps pools hiding by the side of very flash holiday houses. For me, it was a bit like discovering a piece of treasure. One pool was perched on the edge of bushland, surrounded by soaring[…]

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