This is Part 3 of the series of pictures I took when we went in for a day to the G20 Brisbane City.
As you will notice from the past G20 pictures and these ones below is that there wasn’t many people around.
It was a great time and easy to explore Brisbane City without the hustle and bustle of the normal daily working crowd as most of Brisbane had vacated either up north to the Sunshine Coast or down south to the Gold Coast.
This above is one of the banners in King George Square, the G20 Cultural Celebrations were 3 weeks of events throughout Brisbane City that were designed to showcase Brisbane and also Queensland as a State to the visitors to the area before and during the G20.
This is a picture of Adelaide Street again from the middle of the road heading towards Queen Street Mall.
As you can see both sides are blocked off for the Motorcades that come through.
The Motorcades were starting their journey from the Brisbane Airport and then they would come through the tunnels and straight into the city.
I took a wrong turn on the way in to the rail station and when we went past certain parts of the tunnels close to the city there were Police cars on many of the corners ready to stop traffic and keep an eye on things as needed.
At the top of Adelaide Street as you will see in about two more lots of pictures time there is one way in and one way out of the G20 Summit area for cars and it is heavily fenced, guarded and has a car moving back and forth across the entrance as needed for when the Motorcades arrive.
As we rounded the corner into Queen Street Mall this is the view, not many, if any people around.
I have been going into Brisbane City for about ten years now for work and this would have to be the first time I have seen it this empty.
Usually you are dodging and weaving through people the whole time to get where you are going.
The Police and security presence was less in the Queen Street Mall than in King George Square (I counted around 50 Police and security in the Square), but I wonder if it was the fact there was a little more people around so they were less noticeable or there were more plain clothes security people around.
Here is another picture from just outside the Myer Centre before we went in for some lunch.
The blue square you can see with the flag next to it are the places around the city where you could see music being performed over the weeks.
We saw a duo in this spot with a guitar and singing, further down there was a full band setting up (Which we missed while having lunch) and when we were walking up the mall there was a blues performer too as well a few others scattered around in places.
Next it was into the Myer Centre where we discovered a little vegetarian place in the food court, it was cheap and the food selection and more importantly the taste was great.
Even the kids ate from there and with a food hall full of chips and other similar foods, this was a good thing.
That’s it for this installment of the G20 Brisbane City, here is the next lot of pictures for you Brisbane G20 Part 4.
Or go back to the start of my G20 pictures here, G20 Brisbane Summit.