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A bit more of Australia ( photos)

by vbo Thu Nov 21st, 2013 at 11:05:50 AM EST

I'll take you on a little trip to Australia again...
My husband just celebrated his 60th birthday so we have spent two days in nearby Sunshine Coast Hinterland town Montvile obviously here in QLD / Australia.This little town always fascinate me as it is romantic place that somehow seems not to belong to today's world of hassle...There was not too many visitors as summer here is yet to come but temperature is as it is in summer time.


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Centre of the town

Shops...

Restaurant where we had dinner...Expensive and I never had less food for the money, haha. We had to remind ourselves all over again of Belgrade restaurants and especially food, yam. This was symbolic amount of not so tasty food, unfortunately. As my friend here said : "if you want to really eat go to the cheap restaurant because here as more expensive restaurant is, less food you'll get" haha. But atmosphere was good...

Few other restaurants and cafes :

Here is our accommodation. Treetops Seaview Montvile Hotel consisting of few tree houses,very interesting and pleasant atmosphere. It is advertised as luxurious accommodation with appropriate price attached and I am sure it once (10 years ago or so) was luxurious but now it is a little warn down. Anyway it has marvelous view from the veranda and all tho my camera is too primitive to catch but far away there is actually sea / ocean.  

And view...early in the morning when sun rise and it looks like everything is covered in gold and later during the day...

Few more nice things




Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Thu Nov 21st, 2013 at 11:16:50 AM EST
Lovely!  Thanks for posting.  
by ElaineinNM on Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 at 12:07:18 PM EST
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I love the old colonial Australian buildings. Lots of sheet metal. No insulation. Covered sidewalks in arcades to protect against, what, the sun? The rain?

Fascinating how the British colonialists took their architectural ideas to so many places around the world...

by asdf on Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 at 11:34:40 AM EST
Covered sidewalks in arcades to protect against, what, the sun? The rain?
 

Both...

Fascinating how the British colonialists took their architectural ideas to so many places around the world...

Yes, obviously...

It is also obvious that I am an old person but sign me in for this any day, comparing and opposed  to this :



Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 at 08:40:55 PM EST
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Of course I am not talking about beach but these modern high buildings/hotels on a Gold Coast...not a fan...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Fri Nov 22nd, 2013 at 08:47:46 PM EST
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Well, one good thing about Australia is that everybody lives in five cities, and the rest of the continent is empty. So if you want emptiness, it's a pretty good choice. Hobart for me.
by asdf on Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 at 02:30:44 PM EST
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Yeah...but unless you are rich and you can choose where to live and you can just play golf and sit in a Country club and check how much you "earned" today on a share market, you need to live in those cities, because all the jobs are there.
While in this hotel on a Sunshine Coast I read one magazine specifically printed for local people (it was on a table in this tree house) . The name was Profile , I think. Here:
http://www.profilemag.com.au/
Now you can see there that all those rich people on Sunshine Coast care about is how to make more money trough "investments" in properties and shares so they can live their lavish life styles endlessly...
All the adds and half of the magazines are from so called "financial advisers" and they swear they can teach you how to multiply your money without work...
Being poor is even harder in those remote arias...
Being rich gives you all the choices...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat Nov 23rd, 2013 at 11:32:00 PM EST
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Yeah, well, being part of the 1% is sort of a requirement for pretty much anything these days...
by asdf on Tue Nov 26th, 2013 at 10:39:20 PM EST
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Really gorgeous. And being 60 is a fun thing, too.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Dec 6th, 2013 at 06:34:06 AM EST


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