Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Not enough Woomba after all

Well apparently there was not enough woomba after all.

Despite Toowoomba's beautiful cool weather, the delightful tree-lined hilly streets, and the overwhelming friendliness of the Toowoomba people ... we are leaving.

With only one 3-day-a-week casual job between us (and that has finished now), we realised we have to look farther afield.

Jobs would be easier to find if we both had Masters Degrees. So we are going back to study.


We went down to Brisbane for the weekend, and had a little look around at the QUT campus (at Kelvin Grove).

This is the Education building - quite magnificent, ay.

The whole campus is unbelievably hilly, with lots of stairs - and in the middle section there is actually a large lift making it possible for anyone to reach the buildings at the top.

So we stayed for the weekend at the Heritage listed old Brisbane Manor Hotel in Gregory Terrace.

This magnificant old building is now a mostly backpackers style hotel (nice and cheap), but the room we were in was a kind of basement/dungeon.

That is our bedroom window half buried in the ground on the right. And that is our door - green leafy and quite pleasant.

Just down the road a few metres is this busy intersection.

And in that brown block of flats on the corner is our new apartment.

Those three windows at the top right are ours, and that is also our car hole under the grey building.

It is a walkable distance from QUT where we plan to do our Masters (starting in July), or a short walk from bus stops to get there.

It is also a 10 minute walk from Brunswick St mall, and China Town, and busy Wickham St.

We had to stop and take a photo of THE WICKHAM!

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