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Tonight we went to Mount Coot-Tha. This is – as the name says – a higher region located in Brisbane, where you can have a bird’s eye view of the city. By night is very charming. You can see all the pretty lights from down-town and if your eyes are good and no clouds are on the sky, also the Southern Cross and other constellations. I hanged a picture for this.

Now..there are some more pictures from our trip to the Stradbroke Island – pretty easy to identify.
The rest of three are..lamps. Today, because of a rain shower, we took shelter in the Mathematics building. There we discovered a funky room which designed as study place for students. Very interesting furniture, especially lamps which made the subject of the pictures presented here.

Tomorrow will probably be the last day I am going to the office, because on the 24th I have to bake the apple pie for Orphan’s Christmas. This is a special Christmas that 20 or so “orphan” people will celebrate together, because their mommy and daddy are far far away. Thanks to the initiative of Thomas and Wilsooooooon ( 🙂 ) and the courtesy of Jenny, whom I haven’t met yet, we will all have a place to enjoy Christmas together..and a pool. Yey! More details are to come, but this is pretty much what is expecting us on the 25th of December, in the year of grace 2009.

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Stradbroke Island

It’s been a long time since I posted here. Back to any of my homes, people have started preparing for Christmas, buying presents, setting up the tree, etc. I miss that. But I’m not doing too bad either. 🙂
In this spirit, we went yesterday to the Stradbroke Island. It’s maybe two hours trip from place to place. Not that is so far away from Brisbane, we had to change one bus, one train (to Cleveland), one ferry (to Dunwich) and another bus to Lookout Point on the island.
This island is quite big (see the Wikipedia link) and is full of..nothing. There are actually two areas where people are concentrated: Lookout Point and Amity Point.
Arrrrghh! I don’t feel like giving all these geographical details about the place. The idea is that there is so much wild life there, is so quiet, just a few surfers or fishermen or backpackers. And the beaches!!!! Mmmmm… People back home have asked me “How’s the beach, how’s the ocean?” Well.. they are just perfect! On the eastern part of the island it’s the Main Beach which is…HUGE. Wide and incredibly long. Out of curiosity I checked last night on Google Maps and it’s never ending! It goes on for miles and miles. And yesterday I was actually tempted to walk for as long as I can along this beach hoping I would reach its end. Glad I didn’t do it. 🙂
What else? You will see from the pictures, the landscape is simply breath-taking. Some regions with very steep and beautifully carved shores. We were able to spot dolphins playing in the water, just a few tenths of meters in the open. It’s just impossible to describe how it feels to see animals in their natural habitat. Given the fact that most of the tourists are hypnotized by the Great Barrier, not many of them stop on this island. And that is great because it gave me the opportunity to breathe and enjoy the wilderness in all its splendor.

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