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Weekend photos

by vbo Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 07:18:44 AM EST

I do not know if you are sick of my photos and comments about Brisbane and surroundings but I can't resist to post them.
I had friend visiting this past weekend and while we were walking around I took some photos.Here they are...
First place is Sanctuary Cove close to a Gold Coast where rich people like to hide and " love life" as add suggests.They like simple things...It is gated community but we poor at least can enjoy their Marine Village ,for now. Thank you guys...

 


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by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 07:36:39 AM EST
Is that dedicated "mobility scooter" parking?
Does the license plate say "old - something something"?


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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 07:52:15 AM EST
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No it's not "old" it is QLD ( QUEENSLAND).
It's a type of electric vehicle that they use on golf courses and they call it Buggi.They prefer it while they are at Marine Village...
by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 08:43:23 AM EST
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OK, that makes more sense :)

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by Number 6 on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 10:03:11 AM EST
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second pic, George Paragon is one of the best value restaurant on the coast, love it, great price, great food, great view, great service, i eat there at least once a week.should try.
by fredouil (fredouil@gmailgmailgmail.com) on Mon Nov 12th, 2012 at 09:33:53 PM EST
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Yeah...While we had drinks and cake at George Paragon at Sanctuary Cove and it was not expensive next night we had dinner at George's city restaurant with a view of river and Story bridge and we were lucky that we came and were seated  before 6:30 because it is half price option ( which is great idea). Otherwise we would have to pay pretty much like everywhere else and that's not cheap. We had seafood and it was delicious and portions are big (as opposed to others). I had baby snapper and baby was huge :) . Full price for that " baby" was $62 and in Serbia you can properly feed and have drinks for about 4 people. Australia is expensive. No wonder tourists are avoiding us now , especially when our dollar is so high. It's a pity...because Australia has so much to offer.

by vbo on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 03:04:59 AM EST
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Yes and obviously it is Greeks restaurant. Those boats/restaurants on second picture are for sale ( I can't remember but seems like they are going in to the receivership. I was shocked how many popular restaurants that were here for decades are now closed. I wanted to take my friend to
http://www.brettswharf.com.au/
but it is closed...and many more...

by vbo on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 03:22:29 AM EST
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Next is Gold Coast...middle class paradise...They are trying to lift standard here and attract rich people but even if they have few luxury resorts most of it is attracting middle class still...They recently started to renovate centre because it was really run down simply by time passing...


New Hilton hotel..I do not like it...

by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 07:50:47 AM EST
Now we are going to Bribie Island north of Brisbane...

by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 07:58:42 AM EST
Brisbane...I love this city...second next to Belgrade...

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by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 08:11:31 AM EST
The tower (image three), is that a residential or offices?

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by Number 6 on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 10:07:21 AM EST
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I would say that one is residential, but not sure. They have mostly offices in CBD but there are some residential too where mostly young not married professionals like to live...it's close to work :)
by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 10:20:09 AM EST
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Hamilton Brisbane...Melbourne cup day...port for luxury cruisers...

by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 08:18:35 AM EST
Woody Point north of Brisbane...

by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 08:38:06 AM EST
Nice sun ...(checks which coast)... rise.

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by Number 6 on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 01:17:02 PM EST
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This one was a sunset...It's hard to take a photo of Sun...
by vbo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 07:17:18 PM EST
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