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Your daily dose of tranquil imagery

Went to Maleny on the weekend.  It's a little town up in the Glasshouse Mountains area, which I guess is kind of on the edge of the Dividing Range.  Very pastoral.  Might have been more fun if I wasn't dressed up in painful shoes for a wedding.  I'm really starting to hate weddings!  Luckily, this was a first wedding so this time I wasn't tempted to say something like 'better luck this time!' (Ooops!).  Also, it was in a church.  This shouldn't have surprised me, but the past few weddings I've been to have been civil ceremonies!  Blindsided there.  I kind of haven't been to church in, um, eight years.  It put me in a ranty mood.  So here's some tranquil countryside pictures:



I mean, look at this.  This is practically a dairy ad.  I swear I've seen this on a milk carton before.



Glasshouse mountains, not so impressive from a distance.  It was more fun driving through them.



I think I like this picture because the sky looks like a photoshop gradient.



But there were horses!  A farm, in fact.  At the wedding, we were sitting at the 'loose ends' table, and as we went through our photos to entertain ourselves, the lone guy there just shook his head in wonder, and asked, 'what is it with girls and horses?'  What is indeed, Leo, what is it indeed.



There was an abandoned house we found too that looked neat, but camera had run out of battery again.  Much like alleyways, my hobby of going into abandoned buildings will probably one day be the death of me, but in the meantime, it's terrible fun and so I will never learn.  Maleny was kind of creepy, actually.  It was very tranquil and scenic, but disturbing in a way you couldn't quite put your finger on.  Like it had turned into a ghost town, but people forgot to leave. 

Between all that, also managed to go see The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus!  An extremely interesting movie, something of a drug trip, but the sort that left me thinking and analysing and discovering new layers of meaning after leaving the movie theatre.  It was a real visual treat.  I felt like I was watching one of those old Brothers Grimm fairytales, except it was (kind of) set in modern London.  I'd recommend it to anyone predisposed to liking indie films and arthouse movies!
 

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crysaliz
Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
woah, very country side looking, but looked like lovely weather though!

It kinda reminds me of....Man from Snowy River o_O
sinnatious
Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
I guess? The weather is like that all the time though. Lucky, because the mountain roads might have been a bit scary in a storm.

It kind of does!
thesundaywriter
Nov. 2nd, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Horses~ I had to walk to class today because the trams in the main city street were stopped for the Melbourne Cup parade. I went in the morning when they were doing preparations and the street was full of horses getting groomed for the event =3

I like the last photo too =3
sinnatious
Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that's right, Victoria actually goes on holiday for the Cup! *__*
ii_crack
Nov. 2nd, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Oww, free-range cows <3
iluxia
Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
Horses buck.



Let's leave it at that.
agentlerain
Nov. 20th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Late to see this but I think I was on hiatus when you posted. :|

So besides the fact you didn't enjoy the wedding much, and urgh, I'm with you on churches, the sights seem to have made it a bit better. I laughed at the cow under the tree - classic! The Diving Range still looks impressive to me, to see the lower trees topped by green mounds. And yay for roads disappearing off into the distance.

I think I'll go catch Dr. Parnassus next week. *rubs chin* Seems like a movie I should be interested in.
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