What would happen if you had a street festival where you live in the middle of winter?
What would it look like?
This is what a street festival in the middle of winter here in Brisbane looks like.
Teneriffe Festival 2015
As you may have noticed, this Teneriffe has two f’s so it’s not to be confused with Spain’s Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands off of the West African coast. It was named after the Spanish Tenerife though because an early settler here thought it reminded him of Mount Teide, which sounds absolutely crazy to me.
This is Mount Teide…
Brisbane’s Teneriffe is a cool suburb very close the city, it has some great architecture and it appears that many of the large wool warehouses that were so crucial to Queensland’s economy back in the day have now been converted into trendy apartments and flats.
And the locals certainly know how to throw a street party.
And I discovered the fourth stage down this extremely busy laneway…
Not bad for the middle of winter.