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lol Goran, desert :) Most of the land out there is mangroves and saltpans, the later of which can look like desert (except it's a lot wetter!). Here's a shot I took of a similiar view.

It shows how decentralised the CBD is - not only is it on the eastern edge of the city because of the ocean, but only South Townsville & Railway Estate separate it from the mangroves on the other side. All the sprawl is out to the west, which doesn't make for a very effective CENTRAL Business District :)

But it's still a great view - added bonus of watching Mint (left of realestate.com photo) and Sanctuary (right of photo) under construction.
 

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that is a gorgeous view!!!
Australia has some of finest landscapes in world! anywhere where you can see for kilometres is amazing! i love to see mountains and lanscape, sometimes ocean can get very boring indeed.

 

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that is a gorgeous view!!!
Australia has some of finest landscapes in world! anywhere where you can see for kilometres is amazing! i love to see mountains and lanscape, sometimes ocean can get very boring indeed.
Absolutely - you can see over to the Muntalunga Range off in the distance and then behind that the Mt Elliot massif which rises to 1342m. Unfortunantly much of those mangrove forests are earmarked for heavy industry, which will destroy the marine environment and blow noxious chemicals accross the city. Woodstock would be a much better place. Don't get me started lol.

There is already one heavy industry there - if you look closely in my photo there is the Sun Metals zinc refinery at the foot of the Muntalunga Range.
 

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They're all good views, infact in the one that Goran Claimed was Bad, you can see the two cranes in the pic together, infact is Sanctuary losing its crane.
 

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Sanctuary won't be losing it's crane just yet. They haven't finished the roofs.
Here's the view from my apartment. The palm tree to the right has since been cut down so you can now see the ocean quite easily. :)
 

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Nice Wezza - I know where that is but I wont say in case you're worried about psycopaths hunting you down :D

Here's another realestate.com view from Highpoint - you know I've never seen the back of Sacred Heart Cathedral before.
 

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I know where that is, not the exact spot, but the area, infact you can see my rivals (in rugby and so on)
 
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