The Jewel

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 Jewel

King of the Bush

There he sat silhouetted against the sunset while I took a photo of the the view. It took a while before I noticed the kookaburra sitting, not on the old gum tree, but on the pole while a storm brewed in the distance. Kookaburras are my favourite birds so I was pretty happy to see him. I love their call.

King of the Bush

King of the Bush