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Little red van

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 15 January 2011 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

The Brodburger is a late night burger van located in Bowen Park beside Lake Burley Griffin. I must admit I have not yet tried one of the flame grilled burgers - it's a long wait if you arrive at a busy time like you see here! Still, while you wait you can admire the swans gliding past hoping for a free feed.

The Brodburger has won itself a big serving of notoriety. Its fairy lights beckon you at night from the parkland setting. The little red van pays for its power and water. But it is camped illegally say the authorities!

It’s the stuff of urban legend. A gourmet chef and aspiring restaurateur - Sascha Brodbeck – created this gypsy like food caravan with its offering of blue cheese with the burgers. As the story goes, this was after he and his partners lost out in the global financial crisis. Brodburger certainly has its own brand of clever marketing. However, it does add much needed soul to a lake shore where every building - even a tiny kiosk - is subject to the red tape of planning approval. Not much fun in a world like that.

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Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

A well lit camper!

15 Jan 2011 5:58am

Co33 from libourne, France

Really beautifull light!

15 Jan 2011 6:58am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle lumière ! Je te souhaite un agréable samedi

15 Jan 2011 7:27am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

Nice to see rebellion against the authorities and the balls of a few to stand up to the might of the masses. I'm all for someone making good with an idea, and anyone who can adapt and survive in this global economic meltdown get's my admiration. I confess, if I were in the area, I'd make a huge effort to get there and sample a burger. Great shot and background info, Stephen. I hope he wins out and get's money and success.

15 Jan 2011 7:45am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I understand a moment of pleasure at the lake. your story interesting. I would be there watching the swans while waiting for my burger. After watching me eat her swans. What more could you want in a world which we live. Another thing I love Roquefort cheese! Best regards, Adela

15 Jan 2011 7:59am

Deisu from Spain

Very original, ;)

15 Jan 2011 8:20am

philippe from moselle, France

dommage que je ne peux pas les déguster ces excellents burger ;o)
belle journée à toi Stephen...

15 Jan 2011 8:37am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

You've managed to capture the atmospherer in this shot. Well done.

15 Jan 2011 8:49am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Ooops lets try atmosphere - sorry !

15 Jan 2011 8:50am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So many things in the picture and story... "Flame grilled"-that sounds very iffy in such a small place. If it's great food, it provides a needed service-bugger the authorities-but then again, you talk about clever marketing-being a rebel has it's benefits to differentiate his offering from the competition. So maybe the authorities are his best marketing tool!

15 Jan 2011 8:58am

iren from tehran, Iran

live light red!

15 Jan 2011 9:11am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What a wonderful story. Good on him! I like the lighting and mood.

15 Jan 2011 9:13am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

i love the lighting and the colors! You know.. now I'm craving a burger...

15 Jan 2011 9:19am

fereshteh from Iran

Beautifull light.

15 Jan 2011 11:36am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Excellent lighting...

15 Jan 2011 1:26pm

Arash from Arak, Iran

wow , this picture is beautiful light and wonderfull cadre.

15 Jan 2011 1:27pm

Laurence from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beautiful light !

15 Jan 2011 2:16pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The write-up made me want to fly over to buy some burgers and support the little van and its happy-making ways. We are an over-governed species. Fabulous image ; warmth and humanity all wrapped up in perfect light and ideal composition.

15 Jan 2011 2:53pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The light fantastic, splendid night shot. I hope he will stay much longer despite all the taboos that would really damage it disappears. Good day.

15 Jan 2011 3:44pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece


15 Jan 2011 3:47pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

God its only 10:10 here, and I wish I was in the lineup. What a superb story and kudos to
you for finding the pic and the story. A most wonderful capture.

15 Jan 2011 4:10pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

way to go! excellent night shot of a "rebel burger" joint! hope you were rewarded with a good one for waiting ...

15 Jan 2011 4:20pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Beautiful light!!!

15 Jan 2011 4:26pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The world is full of killjoys and jobsworths Stephen.

15 Jan 2011 4:30pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a unique find with eye-catching lighting and color! I love seeing the lighting off of everyone's faces.

15 Jan 2011 5:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat capture

15 Jan 2011 5:48pm

Graciel.la from Vic, Andorra

This picture reminds me a LOST scene.

15 Jan 2011 6:24pm

Phil from France

Chez nous dans le Nord de la France, on appelle ça ''Une Friterie '' Les frites, c'est bon !!!! Bon week end

15 Jan 2011 7:13pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

wonderful color and shining

15 Jan 2011 8:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very cool and it sounds like it's worth the wait for a burger.

15 Jan 2011 8:18pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

MMmmmmm burger, few beers and then there on the way home

15 Jan 2011 8:40pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful night scene...neon lights look great! You need to try one of their burgers and tell us how they taste. Mouth watering just thinking about it (it's close to dinner time has I'm writing this). ;-)

15 Jan 2011 9:12pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

I like the photo and the contrast of light with the blue sky. the text that you placed this very clear and good conoserlo. I hope you can eat grilled burgers. to tell later. a big hug. Alejandra =)

15 Jan 2011 10:56pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice atmosphere with the warm lightning. Customers seem to wait the opening.

16 Jan 2011 12:18am

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

You captured such wonderful ambience and judging by the waiting clientele the food must be good!

16 Jan 2011 4:10am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot and light of this Red van. Interesting background information. Hope he wins ... :)

16 Jan 2011 4:15am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Striking. lovely light, mood. interesting story too. A picture becomes so much more meaningful when supported by a story. Superb!

16 Jan 2011 4:58am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Je voudrais bien y gouter moi aussi .

16 Jan 2011 8:08am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

This funny caravan reconverted to kitchen must be famous, lot of people waiting for a burger... :-)

16 Jan 2011 10:25am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice lighting on it

16 Jan 2011 10:59am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The light and mood are superbly captured!

16 Jan 2011 1:38pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

captivating image and colours...the van, colours and watchers reminds me of that famous image of The Close Encounters of the Third Kind!

16 Jan 2011 2:50pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Wow... Look at the queue!
Definitely worth the wait!
Like a moth to a flame - people simply cannot resist their burgers!
Maybe it's really the fairy lights?! Ha!

16 Jan 2011 2:56pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

very beautiful night capture !

16 Jan 2011 5:41pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The lighting is great here.....definitely makes me want to try one of their burgers.

16 Jan 2011 9:22pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Fabulous Brod box, in flaming red, with onlookings. How could you not go for a blue cheese burger dream? Maybe that explains the missing swans ;p.

17 Jan 2011 2:18am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Great lighting and night street shot! Definitely delicious burgers worth waiting for looking at the queue...

18 Jan 2011 2:14am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

20 Jan 2011 12:18am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

cool shot, and great lighting, : )

22 Jan 2011 11:05am

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