Wow. What more can I say? This event is possibly Australia's largest ever natural disaster, and a great tragedy for all those who've been affected.

I went for a walk around Brisbane this morning - before the flood waters peaked - and these are some of the things I saw.

Forceful

Forceful

The steam tug, Forceful, is riding so high in the water that she wouldn't be able to fit under the Goodwill Bridge.

Walk/Cycle Path at South Bank

Walk/Cycle Path at South Bank

A slightly non-standard usage of one of the benches along the river walk.

Beach at South Bank

Beach at South Bank

This was taken at just after 10am this morning. I hear that it's entirely under water now.

Aliens?

Aliens?

Nope. Just rubbish bins.

The "I Can't Believe it's not the Brisbane Eye" Wheel of Brisbane

The "I Can't Believe it's not the Brisbane Eye" Wheel of Brisbane

This was once a water feature - and, to be honest, I liked it better that way. I think we've combined the worst of both worlds here, though.

North Quay Piers

North Quay Piers

Umm... Is that a pier floating past the piers?

South Bank from Victoria Bridge

South Bank from Victoria Bridge

Riverside Expressway

Riverside Expressway

Brisbane CBD

Brisbane CBD

South Brisbane

South Brisbane

South Bank

South Bank

This beautiful water feature is actually a stairwell leading to the under-ground car park at South Bank.

Irony?

Irony?

Read the signage closely. It's advertising our new storm-water harvesting facility.