Saturday, 31 May 2008
I found these balloons hanging at the back of an arcade in Montville, and thought what a cheap and gratuitous way to celebrate a birthday!
Actually I like the colour contrast between the entirely artificial pink and the dark rainforest in the background, even if it doesn't say too much about the Sunshine Coast.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
There's no need to risk life and limb by going to sea! In Mooloolaba, one can visit the far flung corners of the globe simply by walking down the street.
Here, "Sirocco" provides a nifty perspective illusion as it actually steps outwards as it gets higher.
Within shouting distance one can also find Caribbean, Zanzibar, and Malibu to name but a few of the host of other exotically named apartments in the area.
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
This will be the last shipwreck picture until the next catastrophe, I promise!
I originally thought the Islander could consider itself lucky that the surf was so mild, in a larger swell it would have been destroyed in a night.
But I didn't count for the fact that it wasn't able to be salvaged quickly enough, and by yesterday the superstructure had been obliterated and the hull was nowhere to be seen. I don't know whether it has been saved, or simply broken up in the waves.
Labels: sunshine coast daily
Monday, 26 May 2008
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Forgive me for indulging myself, but it's the weekend, so I thought a few days of shipwreck wouldn't hurt anyone but the skippers of the vessels concerned. This one just a few kilometres down the same beach, and on the same night.
Notice the complete absence of any logical explanation for running aground!
I suspect that due to the influences of Global Warming, the Bermuda Triangle has moved to incorporate a part of Mooloolaba. It's the only logical explanation I can find for two groundings in one evening.
Note to file: if you are going to steal a boat, stay clear of the hard bits round the edge of the water!
Saturday, 24 May 2008
We live in strange times.
Yesterday I woke up to the news that not one, but two ships had gone aground along the beach in what were very mild conditions. Occasionally in extreme weather, say once every ten years, this might happen, but yesterday was quite bizarre.
Perhaps the skipper was holding the map up side down, and simply passed on the wrong side of the lighthouse?
Friday, 23 May 2008
There's a whole new town centre being built at Kawana. It's not that anything else is old, but with so much growth new offices, shops and service buildings abound. While not all are going to win awards for architectural novelty, most office buildings are in a similar informal style.
The very term 'town centre' is misleading though, as the city has many of them, but no central CBD, nor as yet any place where one might logically emerge. It will be interesting to observe the process over the next decade or so.
Here's part of a new residential building facing the new rowing lake.
Thursday, 22 May 2008
The colours of the towels may contrast very nicely with the modern finishes, but the building manager will only see red!
Hanging anything on the balcony rails is strictly forbidden. We must keep the place tidy after all.
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Monday, 19 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Tidy towns are great, and civic mindedness is better still, but do we really need this density of refuse bins?
I wonder too, at the urban planning thought behind the camouflage paint on the electrical switchboard. Can you spot it? Happy? Playful? Silly?
Wouldn't it have been so much nicer to have had them designed integrally into the picnic shelters?
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Friday, 16 May 2008
I know it's a cheap shot, but have a personal aversion for this behaviour. Someone has paid enough money to keep a family in another part of the globe for many months if not a year, yet has so little consideration for all that it's funny to vandalize a public utility.
I must be getting old, but they don't deserve new shoes.
Posted today even though I used it on my other blog a few days ago, because I've seen enough similar shots to realize it's a world wide habit.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
The Caloundra Surf Club girls crew trains at Mooloolaba in an eerie slick. Boats like these were originally used for surf rescue, but are now purely racing craft.
Strange lighting indeed for a place in which overcast days are relatively rare (unless it's raining of course!)
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Drinking and driving do not mix at the best of times, and here the penalties are severe. It's very common for Clubs to provide a courtesy bus to deliver patrons to their homes after a big night out, and this club has a five storey carpark as well.
I'm still trying to figure what the carpark reflection in the window of the courtesy bus is trying to tell us!
Maroochy RSL Club
Monday, 12 May 2008
Sunday, 11 May 2008
In the 70's shopping was done at these small strip centres. Mick's Meat Barn has been serving customers from these premises for over two decades, and is likely to do so for the forseeable future, having narrowly missed total destruction after an arson attack a year or two ago.
Here's what you do if you don't have enough paint to paint your whole wall.
Saturday, 10 May 2008
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77 The Esplanade Mooloolaba, is an office building on the beach surrounded by Norfolk Island Pines. Quite a pleasant location to work from if work one must!
When the architecture is uninspiring, it's time to try the "old mirror trick" for the camera!
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