New Farm Park, Brisbane

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A JOB WITH A VIEW

 When we were down the coast recently we walked up from the beach to the road on a board walk.

As I looked up I could see these guys working on an apartment building. 
While I was standing there gawking a lady passed me and said hello. It turned out to be a neighbour of ours and she told me that the apartment the guys are working on belonged to her and the guys were fixing the concrete cancer and changing the windows.

 They sure had a good view from up there.

 Looking south they would see where the Tweed River enters the Pacific Ocean and where the states of Queensland and NSW meet.

TOH with one foot in each state.
By the time I had finished chatting to the lady TOH* and my friends had walked off. I found them on the border in a coffee shop...(where else).
*The other half

23 comments:

  1. Geez ! I am already dizzy only looking at these two working in such a height !

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  2. That is a long way up.
    Well at least they waited for you in the coffee shop.
    Nice photos there Diane, it's been a few years since we visited the Gold Coast.

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  3. I hope they both had harnesses on. I think I can see the straps.

    I feel for you friend. That work will cost.

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  4. Looks like a nerve wracking job. They do have a great view. I love the first shot, Diane!

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  5. I can imagine why it is called the Gold Coast, the views are amazing.
    To work so high would not be my cup of tea. I alraedy dazzle at a stepladder!

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  6. I wonder if they appreciate it or does it become old hat. Fabulous views

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  7. When I was in Long BEach, CA 2005-2007 I longed to be able to live in a highrise like that and have the view of the ocean. And the breeze. Icing on the cake.

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  8. well that is one job with a view i would not want, i got dizzy just thinking about it. they have to be really careful up there, it is a good thing there is a balcony, yikes if there were not.

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  9. If in doubt, *always* look in a coffee shop! :)

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  10. Great pictures and yes I love to star out at the ocean too, it's a wonderful way to relax. Those workers must have a good head for heights. I alas do not ;)

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  11. The views must be excellen. Here in The Netherlands these window cleaners are really physically protected. I hope that's also the case in this place.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Marvellous view. If I lived there I'd never get any chores done, for gazing out at the sea.

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  13. View or no view - nobody would get me out there on that ledge.
    From being an avid tree climber as a kid, and coming at times to "terra firma" quite suddenly,I am now terrified by heights. I guess and I have blocked it out of my memory something terrible must have happened long ago. I know that once I came down suddenly from a tree clutching two frizzle necked lizards - neither were very impressed. But I am sure it wasn't these two lizards that caused the fear - ha ha!
    Great blog Diane.
    Colin (HB)

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  14. I wonder how many people have a photo of themselves astride the two states at Pt Danger (?) - I have one for every time I've visited! The other interesting thing there is being able to see the differences in the road maintenance regime of QLD and NSW!!

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  15. I'm not sure I would want that job, but the view is definitely spectacular.

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  16. I hope the workmen aren't distracted by the view! That could be a long e long fall. It is a spectacular view!

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  17. Wow I do not mind heights but that might just make me think twice about it. I hope they were in some sort of harness!!! Have a good weekend Diane

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  18. hello diane, i'm not sure i'd want that job either, but i love your photos!
    betty
    xoxo

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  19. A fantastic view but if I would have to stand on the outside like them I would pass. Arohanui and all the best

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  20. Whew! I'm a scenery junkie, but that's one view I'd have to pass by.

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  21. Definitely beautiful views but those guys don't look like they have any safety harnesses on. I'd sure like to have that view!

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