These photos are all from my last download, the trip away to Queensland for my yoga training, and trip back home again through Canberra. I really disliked the feeling of the Gold Coast, all new concrete structures, curving roads, curving buildings, curving roofs, no natural materials in sight. The “lakes” were dead-looking muddy water, far from tidal cleansing. Houses, buildings and paving covered the land (the original swamp lands were drained and converted in to man-made waterways and artificial islands for prestige housing) except for designated open space, where drainage canals doubled as “ponds” with water plants and a few birds. It feels horrible to me but obviously many people love it as it is Australia’s 6th most populous city. This post suits Cee’s Circles and Curves challenge perfectly!
Other curves in this post tell a little of my flying experiences, all very pleasant and peaceful, especially the flight from Gold Coast to Sydney when I was seated between two really lovely men, who chatted to me about their lives, and shared their lunch with me too …. since our pilot had to make his own fancy curves weaving inland to escape some huge storm cells powering along the coast. After our ballet moves through the air the seatbelt sign finally went off and food and water could be delivered by the staff, but only to those who had pre-ordered. In no time at all they were scuttling along the aisles gathering our rubbish as the plane came down to land at Sydney. The gentleman on my right excitedly showed me his house as we flew right over it, before doubling back to land in beautiful Sydney.