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Our neighbourhood underwater

As the floodwaters peaked in Brisbane on Thursday 13th January, and a sleepless night, we went to check out the Zeroseven office in the morning to see how much damage it had received from the floodwaters of the Brisbane River. Seeing various aerial shots of South Brisbane from the city, we were unsure what we would find and feared the worst as we started wandering through West End and South Brisbane.

 

We parked by Musgrave Park and tried to find our way toward Hope St but Merivale and Cordelia Sts were cut off by water. We wandered through to Melbourne Sts and there was water from Boundary St on Melbourne St all the way to Southbank. It was uncanny and unbelievable, to see the streets that you know and see everyday, underwater.

 

Take a look at the journey through the streets we know and love as the river took over our neighbourhood...

 

1-cordeliast

Cordelia St, West End

 

2-russelst

Russel St, West End

 

4-cordeliast

Cordelia St towards Melbourne St, West End

 

5-melbourneboundary

Melbourne St & Boundary St Intersection, West End

 

6-gunshop

The Gunshop, West End - Well prepared

 

9-melbournemollison

Melbourne St & Boundary St Intersection, West End

 

10-manningst

Manning St, South Brisbane

 

12-melbournest

Melbourne & Manning Sts, South Brisbane

 

12-melbournest

Cordelia & Melbourne Sts, South Brisbane

 

13-punjabipalace

Looking towards Melbourne St and Punjabi Palace, South Brisbane

 

14-cordeliamelb

Cordelia and Melbourne Sts, South Brisbane

 

15-merivale

Merivale St, South Brisbane

 

16-merivalemelb

Merivale and Melbourne Sts, South Brisbane

 

17-tekcafe

Tek Caffe, Melbourne St, South Brisbane

 

18-merivalemelb

Merivale and Mebourne Sts Panorama

 

19-hopest

Hope St, South Brisbane - this photo was taken outside the Zeroseven office

 

20-hopestzeroseven

Zeroseven office - phew... safe and dry

 

22-hopest

Hope St, South Brisbane - further down our street

 

23-thefox

Hope St, looking towards The Fox Hotel, South Brisbane - our street

 

24-greyst

Grey St, outside the Museum, South Brisbane

 

25-goma

Underneath the State Library/GOMA looking towards the Brisbane River

 

26-statelib

Underneath the State Library

 

27-statelib

Underneath the State Library

 

28-vicbridge

Victoria Bridge, shortly after the flood peak

 

29-vicbridgecloseup

Close up of Victoria Bridge - there's some sort of pontoon pinned to the pylon by the water

 

30-southbank

Southbank, looking towards the underground carpark

 

31-vicbridge

Victoria Bridge from Southbank

 

32-city

City from Southbank

 

33-citypontoon

Police boat checking on the ferry pontoon which looked like it was about to come off

 

34-citypanorama

City Panorama from Southbank

 

35-melbstfromcity

Looking down Melbourne St, from the City

 

So, this is our city and our neighbourhood, what happened this week was utterly unbelievable and we are truly thankful that the floodwaters bypassed us. Writing this, our office is still without power but we saw the amazing clean up effort that was going on in this area today and our hearts go out to the ones who lost so much more in this disaster.

 
Margaret
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