The sky above Queensland seen through my Italian eyes

The sky above Queensland may be cloudy or sunny or even windy and rainy, but these are not his main features as far as I discovered during my wonderful staying here in Brisbane.

The sky above Queensland is down under: this is the point to us Europeans.

But this is still not the main feature.

The sky above Queensland is a nearly tropical sky; it might suddenly change at any time.

But this is still not the main feature.

The sky above Queensland provides you some surprises: you have an average of 12 hours of light and 12 of darkness, any day of the year.
You are not used to this, dear European, I know.
We Italians are happy in Summer ‘cause the nights are short, the sun sets down very late and we can stroll around and have dinner in the light.
It doesn’t happen in Brisbane, where sunset is between 06.30 and 06.45 p.m.

But this is still not the main feature.

You will have a full, strong sun knocking at your window each morning between 4.45 a.m . and 5, as I had the pleasure to discover 😀 .
Don’t be surprised: you might also be woken up by workers in the street, starting to cut and drag and bang and crash at 6 o’clock while at home nothing starts before 8 a.m: we are down under and the sun is high 😉 .

But this is still not the main feature.

Try to look at the sky of Queensland at night, and try also to find the North by following the North Star that we Italians call Stella Polare (Polar Star).
The North Star is the most famous star at home.
You will not be able to find it.
The Southern Cross is the most famous star here and it rises in November not before 1 a.m. so if you wish to see it, please set your alarm clock at 2 or 3 a.m and watch Sourh.
C’mon, don’t be lazy, because if you delay the sun will rise and there will be no more chance to spot the Southern Cross.
I did it and it was beautiful to look for the two pointing stars and to find the Southern Cross.

But this is still not the main feature.

Please look around in the sky and notice that Orion is upside down.
Yes: he is with his feet up and arms down compared to what we spot in our European sky.
We are down under, remember?

But this is still not the main feature.

In case you just want to buy home here, please notice that any newspaper or agent will show you apartments and villas pointing out that they are good because they have good exposition to the sun, being North-East oriented.
What’s wrong with this?
Nothing really, apart from the fact that a good european exposition to the sun is South-East or South-West at least.
Look at your watch: it’s 12 o’ clock and the sun is high and… it is up in the NORTH of the sky above Queensland.

THIS is the main feature, really.

Down under might shock you.

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


Silvia, #storytellerdiCuneo


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