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Apartment with a View

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The internet gods must be angry with me. How else do you explain that the hotel we were staying at after arriving in Brisbane developed problems with its wireless network for the duration of our stay. And then even after moving into our own apartment and subscribing to ADSL service (did I mention it was very expensive here ?) – they had problems with the service such that I did not have a net connection over the long weekend (it was a holiday on account of the Queen’s Birthday out here !) ? Anyhow, connection has been restored and be prepared for resumption of rants, pedantic ramblings and other such nonsense.

First up, some views from the apartment we moved into:

The Story Bridge (Brisbane’s signature landmark)

The GABBA in the distance

Part of Brisbane Downtown

GABBA at night

Downtown at night

Some more on the same lines here.

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

June 11, 2007 at 6:35 pm

10 Responses

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  1. Nice! We approve.

    Everything is going to be more expensive there except Beer I suppose. You have left the capitalist heaven sire!

    Confused

    June 11, 2007 at 6:37 pm

  2. Beautiful views dude… Why u looking at that tiny little gabba when u have all that? Enjoy the appartment… U dont need net anyways πŸ˜€

    Born a Libran

    June 11, 2007 at 9:43 pm

  3. Looks great! Let me guess the floor number.. say, 18th.

    Vivek Kumar

    June 11, 2007 at 11:38 pm

  4. @Confused: Yeah – I miss the low-duties of the capitalist heaven. Even beer is expensive – cheapest is 11Aus $ !!!!

    @BornaLibran: Actually there is so much to enjoy from the balcony, you really dont need the internet – except when you want to share the views through your blog πŸ™‚

    @Vivek: Off by half ! its the 35th.

    BongoP'o'ndit

    June 11, 2007 at 11:54 pm

  5. This is sheer gloating. Stoppit!

    J.A.P.

    J. Alfred Prufrock

    June 12, 2007 at 5:45 am

  6. Have to agree with J.A.P. I am turning green. Lovely view!!

    curiouscat

    June 12, 2007 at 6:12 am

  7. Glad to have you back πŸ™‚
    And please entertain us with talks about cool Aussie dudes and sometimes the babes to keep all the others interested.

    Sakshi

    June 12, 2007 at 10:57 am

  8. Nice view!

    Weird, I thought the US had basically the highest broadband prices of the rich world. Guess not.

    Brian

    June 13, 2007 at 11:06 am

  9. @JAP/curiouscat: Sorry πŸ˜› But the combination of a 35th floor apt, right next to downtown and a river – probably will never happen again this lifetime. Hence we gloat πŸ™‚

    @Sakshi: So far, I have noticed mostly German dudes in my workplaces – there are many of them as postdocs/grad students out here ! I woudn’t say the ones I have met at the bars are the coolest of the lot – but will keep you posted. And Aussie women…well….

    @Brian: If you are happy with low bandwidth or limited download per month – then prices are similar to US. Isn’t boradband prices pretty high in Canada too ?

    BongoP'o'ndit

    June 13, 2007 at 8:54 pm

  10. […] Compare to images on a clearer day. […]


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