‘Marvel Creating the Cinematic Universe’ exhibition at the GOMA Brisbane

Lucy’s last week in Brisbane was quickly coming to an end and we had packed alot into the week so far. We had seen that the GOMA was having an exhibition all about the Marvel superhero films and we were really interested in seeing it, luckily for us it started two days before Lucy was leaving!
The exhibition was filled with original sketches, comic books, costumes, props, behind the scene videos and lots more – it was jam packed and we absolutely loved it!
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The first room was full of props and costumes from The Avengers…
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The next room was dedicated to Captain American, complete with the American flag, war memorabilia and a motorcycle.
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The next room was for our favourites, Starlord himself and The Guardians of the Galaxy!
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The next room was incredible, it was Thor’s room. The set was HUGE and very gold!
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The last little bit of the exhibition had a mixture of props and post production videos, they had really interesting videos about how they make the props, how they mix the soundtracks and how they use prosthetics in the films, this was probably my favourite room and it was great to see all the work that goes into making the films!
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I would highly recommend this exhibition to any Marvel film lovers, there was so much to see and it was great to see the props and costumes up close.
For more into about the exhibition and to buy tickets visit https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/Marvel-creating-the-cinematic-universe – the exhibition runs until 3rd September 2017 so don’t miss out!

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What does the beach, foxes and Wonder Woman all have in common?

Lucy and I were coming to the end of your time together gallivanting around Australia. Lucy had her flights booked and was going to be leaving me at the end of the week so we knew we had to make our last week together count!…so what does the beach, foxes and Wonder Woman all have in common? well they were all things that we saw in our last week together in Brisbane!
Saturday – this trip was a long time coming but we were finally heading to Byron Bay together. When I first went to Byron years ago I knew I’d love to go back with Lucy and have pestered her about it ever since. We drove down on Saturday and stayed till the Tuesday, it was great! The first day we checked into our hostel, walked along the beach and had breakfast at my favourite place ever – Bagus! We then went out for the evening which was really fun!
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Sunday – we had breakfast on the roof of our hostel which was amazing. They serve coffee and really nice breakfasts and they had a great patio area where you can sit in the sun, it was great! We then just chilled, headed back to the beach and walked around. We also went for a drink that night and stumbled across an amazing busker.
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Monday – we went to my favourite place on earth, Sugarshine Farm which is an hour away from Byron Bay. Sugarshine rescues animals that would have been destined for the meat and dairy industry, it’s run by amazing ladies who dedicate their whole lives to saving animals. I love it there!
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Tuesday – we checked out of our hostel at 10am, had breakfast on the roof again and then decided to do the walk up to the Byron Bay Lighthouse. The sun was shining so it was the perfect day for it! We saw whales and dolphins in the sea too which was really incredible!
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Wednesday – we acted like complete slobs by making ourselves a feast of delicious food and watching films all day!IMG_9722IMG_9723
Thursday – we were super excited to go and see Wonder Woman and we loved it!
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Friday – we were sticking with the superhero theme and went to the GOMA in the city and went to the ‘Marvel – creating the cinematic universe’ exhibition. I took lots of photos of this really great exhibition so I will do a seperate post about it!

Pigs, bike rides and waterfalls – just another week exploring Brisbane

Our third week in Brisbane was a varied as the previous week, we wanted to make full use of still having the car and also wanted to do as many fun and exciting things as we could (…whilst not spending a tonne of money!)
Sunday – We went to Farm Animal Rescue in Dayboro, I’d volunteered at this farm for a month in January and I wanted to take Lucy to meet all the gorgeous animals that live there. You can read about my stay on the farm here. It was great to go back and see all the animals that I cared for and to see my favourite piggies again! (I love those guys!)
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Monday – We didn’t have plans but the weather was nice and we wanted to do something ‘outdoor-sy’. We did a bit of googling and decided to drive to Mount Cootha Nature Reserve and have a walk around. The sun was shining and it was lovely to walk in the forest, listening to the birds. We walked up to the Mount Cootha lookout and was treated to a glorious view of the city!
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Tuesday – The sun was shining again so we decided to head to the beach at Burleigh Heads, there was also a vegan cafe that we wanted to check out too! We got down there about midday, the beach there is beautiful so we headed there first. We then went to Serabar where I had the best acai bowl. We decided to leave the beach when the sun had gone down and the temperature dropped considerably!
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Wednesday – was pretty much a right off! We sunbathed in the garden, got attacked by ants and listened to our favourite podcast, S-Town. It’s by the same people who made Serial so if you liked that, give it a listen, it’s a weird story!
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Thursday – We had a great day on Thursday, we got the bus into the city and rented out bikes and rode around the city. You can rent bikes for a whole day for just $2! It’s the same principle at the Boris bikes in London, as long as you return them every 30mins you won’t get charged more than your $2 fee. We rode from Eagle St up to New Farm Park and back to South Bank, it was great to be cycling around on a lovely sunny day.
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Friday – we wanted another outdoors adventure day so we headed to Cedar Creek Falls which is an amazing waterfall. I’d been there on my first trip to Australia but hadn’t been back since. The views there are incredible and you know, who the hell doesn’t love a good waterfall?!
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There honestly isn’t anything better than travelling with your best bud! We had another great week full with lots on random FREE stuff! It just goes to show that you can do so many amazing things even when you’re on a budget.