…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menologue; The OZ Venture

As we drove back into the Gold Coast 'burb of Surfer's Paradise, it remained murky - but we took a little 'scenic' route via some of the more interesting buildings of the area. Surfer's boasts significant numbers of hi-rise, including the tallest building on the whole coast... for now.

Really loved this tiled wall, echoing the pattern of the windows on the nearer building.

The next one, though, gives me the spins even from the photograph!

The tallest one - for now - has one of those supersonic elevators and rotating restaurants at the top.

What's with that??? I get vertigo just looking UP the thing...

Next we drove round some of the waterfront areas. Weather against us on that one.

On Sunday morning, it was time to move on. Before leaving the unit, managed to get the self-timer to work... Then my hosts drove me up to Brisbane Roma Street Train Station. It was a two and half hour trip up to Cooroy, where my next host, Meena, collected me and drove me to her Noosaville home.

We had to pass through the Glasshouse Mountains, and through some great wee towns which even had spas called as Amar-Shakti (Immortal Power) despite the echo of twanging banjos... notice the weather... until we get to Noosa

Noosaville is a created canal-system settlement. This is Meena's backyard...


  1. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Blue Tile one.... butt the one that gave YOU the SPINS... did the same to US...
    OH that "SHIP" a Two Masted Schooner Pawhaps????
    THAT BACK YARD is GORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrgeous!!! What a place to live.
    Have we told you lately how much we are LOVING this series??? AND have we THANKED you fur Taking us along??? We Do and We DO.

    1. Hari OM
      Well thank you flathill guys - so glad you are enjoying... wait till next week!!! The best comes towards the end... Yxx

  2. Oh I luffs the wobbly wobbly building, its all wavy!
    Butts that yard!?! is just amazing, paradise not a yard
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Don't ya just love great buildings.

    Aroo to you,

  4. Those big tall buildings at the Gold Coast are dead scary. What if they all fell down?? That wavy one looks as if it's on its way, aye?? Mum thinks the Gold Coast is yuck!! She likes the hinterland but not all that hustle and bustle. I've been to the glasshouse mountains. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!
    Noosaville, aye??? Now we're talking!!!!!

  5. to look at this buildings is a little like a ride in a roller coaster ... after some seconds the eyes start to play tricks :o) I love the ship it could be the australian version of Captain Sparrows Black Pearl :o)

  6. Well done with the timer. It's so good to see you all.
    I love their architecture!


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