I’m not a big fan of the Gold Coast’s never ending development and these new building’s are no exception. The Jewel, comprising 3 towers, tower over surrounding buildings making them appear minute in comparison while blocking out sunshine and beach views. I found them to be an intrusive phallic structure that can’t be ignored and constantly in your face so to speak but that’s progress in a popular tourist town I guess. I must admit that the architecture is quite impressive and it is sure be another Australian landmark.
Stretched across 130m of absolute beach frontage, the site sits over 2.8 acres and includes luxury residential apartments, an internationally rated 5-star hotel including a Michelin Star restaurant and a grand ballroom. The Jewel is due for completion in mid 2020.
The Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland. The Natural Bridge is a naturally formed rock arch over Cave Creek. It was formed from a waterfall which undercut a cave beneath the waterfall and dug a pothole on top, until the two joined and the creek flowed through the cave, leaving an arch across the front. [Wikipedia]
“We pledge to fight ‘blue-sky thinking wherever we find it. Life would be dull if we had to look up
at cloudless monotony day after day.”
― Gavin Pretor-Pinney, The Cloudspotter’s Guide
I spent the weekend at Surfer’s Paradise on The Gold Coast (about an hour’s drive from Brisbane) and this was my view from the 19th floor. I really enjoyed practising my night photography 🙂
“I really knew when I started photographing I wanted it to be a way of knowing different cultures, not just in other countries but in this country, too, and I knew I wanted to be a voyeur.”
~ Mary Ellen Mark
These photos were taken from the back river side of Surfers Paradise on a beautiful crisp night.I managed to catch a lit up gondola as it passed us.