Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge: K is for Koala Kingdom in Brisbane Australia

It is time for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge once again. Letter this week is K and I choose the theme Koala Kingdom and share with you a few of the photos I have taken while I was in Brisbane Australia two years ago. I have to admit that I have fallen deeply in love with Brisbane. While I also enjoyed Sydney and stayed there longer, there was something about Brisbane and its old-world, laid-back yet highly creative vibe that appealed to me so. I was there to attend a conference at the University of Queensland but I found the time to see a few of the sights there. And this is one of the places we visited.

Koala Kingdom, Brisbane Australia

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” 
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

“People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.” 
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” 
― Anatole France

“I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained;
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition;
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins;
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God;
Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things;
Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago;
Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth.” 
― Walt Whitman

“Animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. Neither do I. Maybe that’s why we get along” 
― Charles BukowskiThe Last Night of the Earth Poems

“Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.” 
― Gregory MaguireWicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

“And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

How about you, dear friends, what is your K-photo for the week?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

5 comments on “Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge: K is for Koala Kingdom in Brisbane Australia


  2. it’s the essence of partnership:
    You become responsible,
    forever, for what you have tamed …


  3. Cute! Josie really loved the Koalas!


  4. Elena Flores

    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
    ― Anatole France

    Truth indeed, missy.


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