On Wednesday I visited the most amazing tourist attraction I have ever been to. It has also been voted the #1 attraction in Queensland. I visited a place called “Paronella Park”, and I encourage everyone, if you can’t get there have a look at the link I have attached to learn some of its amazing history.
This incredible 13 acres of history in Mena Creek’s story starts way back in 1928 when Jose Paronella from Catalonia purchased the property and proceeded to create him and his wife Margarita’s home, a castle with an amazing grand staircase of 47 steps (this was built 1st to transport building supplies - imagine carrying steel, cement etc. up and down hundreds of times a day!!, tennis courts, an ice-cream parlour, a ballroom where they also showed movies, fountains run only on the pressure from his waterfall, many walks including “Lovers Lane”, a tunnel – that today contains a group of the tiniest cutest “micro bats”. His property was not connected to electricity grid – I don’t think Mena Creek would have even had electricity. So he built his own Hydro-Electricity system which has just been hooked up again and is now powering the property. Everything was built by Jose and in the render on the buildings you can see all of his finger marks where he pressed the cement onto the steel. The property has had plenty of tragedies such as floods and in 2006 Cyclone Larry threw all its force at Jose’s dream. But even though Paronella Park is mostly just a shell of it’s heyday it is amazing. I did a day and a night tour and I am still amazed by the enormity of what this lone Catalonian created.
"Davine Time" update: At the moment my days are just filled with Davine Time,
but today I went and had a Tarot Card reading - Mmmm very interesting.