Brisbane Floods 2011 - Inundation - Fairfield Road (B&W - Sepia)

Neil Ross

Brisbane, Australia

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These photos have not been posted for their artistic merit; far from it. They are simply my personal account of the Brisbane Floods 2011 and how it has impacted my life. All photos have been taken in my local neighbourhood, no more than 500 metres from my home. I hope they are of interest to you.

Thursday, January 13, 2011.

These are the traffic lights on the intersection of Fairfield Road and Ashby Street. Like so many other roads on the city’s southside, the closure of Fairfield Road and those leading onto it caused total traffic chaos during the flood period.

Fairfield Gardens, a busy retail centre only 50 metres or so from this intersection was also inundated and closed as a result. It is not scheduled to reopen until late April 2011. In the meantime, all other shopping centres in neighbouring suburbs are having a field day picking up the extra business that Fairfield Gardens is currently unable to service. It is so frustrating having to break in other grocery stores where their layouts are all different. I can’t wait until our local centre reopens. (B&W – Sepia with slight gaussian blur adjustment)

Photo taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!

Traffic chaos reined supreme as all but the eastern part of Venner Road (leading to Annerley) was closed. It was the only access road open into the area where I live. This sign is directly across the road from the RSPCA animal shelter.

Fairfield Road (city bound) approaching the Ashby Street intersection and Fairfield Gardens shopping centre. (Sepia)

Original Image. As a matter of interest, the water level had already dropped by at least 3 feet when I took this photo. That means that these lights (excluding the highest set) were totally submerged or very close to it at the floods peak.

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