On my third day in Brisbane I met “the tail” and Australian Mother Nature

Scary Movie is nothing compared to this, as from yesterday night to this evening we had our first meeting with the Australian Mother Nature: we heard a sorrow, repetitive song coming from a bird on a tree near the building which lasted for half the night, we assisted to fireworks offered by a big big big storm just in front of our window and later, on the way to the bus stop, I personally met… THE TAIL!

I cannot de-tail ( 😀 ) in a better way what was it, because I saw this light brown, tapered, covered with short hair tail, 8 cm wide at its larger section, may be 30 cm long… briefly, I spotted this TAIL hiding herself in a manhole and I wasn’t brave enough to interview her!
If it was a rat, ok… it’s probably the biggest on the earth, but I don’t think it was a rat, even if I don’t know how Australian ones look like.

Any solutions of this enigma you might have, please don’t tell unless you want me to stay hidden for the rest of the month in the observatory on top of my roof.

Seriosly: there is an observatory here in the building, and I will tell you later.

This morning I went to the city by bus 196 and visited the City Hall with his elegant black&white marble mosaics on the floor and its nice cafe’ from 1936, where I will go next week to have a slice of cake with my hubby.

The Town Hall is magnificent and the interiors remind me some of those Art Deco buildings of NY.
In front of it the mix of styles of the buildings is impressive: high and modern skyscrapers are a natural backcloth to the beautiful red and white Uniting Church.
It is so nice and perfect that looks like a Lego church.


In the middle of the huge King George Square there’s a bronze monument, but the main attraction is the kangaroo family that stays at its base: the cutest family ever.


And then… shopping in the pedestrian center?
Beautiful boutiques, many shopping malls full of interesting things and surprisingly reasonable prices for lots of items.
What I liked most?
The Australian Christmas, that is Christmas seen from down under: how can a human being avoid to buy those decorations with kangaroos, koalas wishing you Happy Holidays, Santa surfing in coloured shorts, Christmas cards so different from ours?
I also agree a lot with this choice of soft colours: Christmas in Summer deserves it.

I found the best things at David Jones third floor and I will go back in the next days to buy the real Christmas Pudding proudly made in Australia: I will serve it to my family together with our local, traditional cakes.

You know, guys… what to an Australian is an usual item to use, it’s a souvenir to people from far away and any thing can stay in this cathegory: a shopping bag, a keyholder or may be the cloth bag to keep your Christmas ham fresh in the fridge.
It is such a fun to collect things that not simply are souvenirs, but useful items.

A coffee at Starbucks at sunset is perfect to feel cosmopolitan: I feel on holiday ever since I enter one of those coffee shops, because we don’ have them in Italy, and of course I love Australian Starbucks too.
Actually: the first Italian one will open in January 2016 and this will may be mean the end of the magic that surrounds Starbucks, but I don’t think my opinion will matter in the decision. 😀

Now… I still have tons of things to say, but it’s late in the night, so see you tomorrow or may be on Monday.
I let you the images of the amazing observatory on top of my Australian building.

See you soon on here guys, have a nice day and… if you wish to read more about my trip to Australia please click on the icon!brisbane





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