After a week in the bush it is quite appropriate that we should spend an afternoon at the Royal Brisbane Show (affectionately known to locals as the Ekka). The Ekka is a huge agricultural show complete with cake baking and photography competitions, artistic vegetable displays, livestock displays, equestrian, wood chop and rail spiking competitions, side show alley, show bags and nightly fireworks. It’s a chance for farmers and country folk to show off their skills while city folk get to hang out and enjoy the experience.
I’ve only been to the Ekka four times in my life. That’s pretty much sacrilege, given that the Ekka is such an important cultural experience that the whole city gets a public holiday on Wednesday for “People’s Day”. But Paul goes every year and checks out every pavilion. So let me share with you the sights and colours of the Ekka:
I love the way we live.