AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blotchy Beauty

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Martha Cove and Marina, Mornington Peninsula is a beautiful, scenic world of shining boats waiting for journeys.
But all is not as it seems.
Look closely at the expensive, coloured, same "little boxes" along the waterway leading to Port Phillip Bay, and you will find many are empty.
Nearby, is another new development where streets of blocks of land can't be sold.
The developer went into liquidation over this 92 hectare $650 million "nightmare project"!
{Ref: Bad Developers ~ Martha Cove Development (Tassels Creek)}
Today, we spoke to a man with a yacht moored in the marina!
He said that there were no accessible retail facilities (such as for washing) so he was just stopping awhile before moving on to Queenscliff across the Bay!
A sign says retail is coming soon!
It has been there for about two years!
Enough said!
3WW #CCXXII ~ plausible + taint + willingly

Smudge plausible worlds
Greed will taint beauty
Sour dreams willingly

Hosted by Thom @ Three Word Wednesday


Mona Sweden said...

It's sad. Unfortunately, there are bad developers all over the world. The photo is beautiful.

Lilibeth said...

And such a beautiful picture to have been tainted by greed!

uma.a said...

Lovely poem !!

Sheilagh's Sweet Nothings said...

Sheilagh Lee said wow you managed to get that point across in such few words bravo and so true!Such a shame

Irene said...

Lovely post! So different from my white and cold world :)

ThomG said...

your haiku is very sad, and very true.

Kim Nelson said...

Oh! Sad!

christopher said...


you have captured a twist in our affairs. Thank you.

Nanka said...

Nice Haiku with a message. A willingly tainted blotch that is plausible.

JanePoet ~ Deborah said...

You captured this tragedy so well.


gautami tripathy said...

Well captured...

curtain of pebbled path

faith said...

How sad! Beautiful photo!



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