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Images of Canberra – Crace, a place like no other

By johnboy - 21 June 2010 70

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A reader who wishes to remain anonymous has sent in the above photos with the following note:

When walking towards the trig on Percival Hill in Gungahlin recently to had to take this shot!

CRACE – a place like no other?

My first thoughts were of one of the scenes in the Jackie Chan movie Police Story.

police story

For mine it made me think more of this.

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Images of Canberra – Crace, a place like no other
TVStar 2:21 pm 21 Jun 10

Reminds me of the Walled City of Kowloon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City

arescarti42 2:13 pm 21 Jun 10

Say what you want but I think what they’re doing at Crace is a hundred times better than conventional suburban development.

Oh, and for those posters who clearly don’t know what an apartment is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartment

lizw 2:08 pm 21 Jun 10

Crace had so much potential. It’s so sad to see what has happened there. Back when Gungahlin was originally being planned, it was supposed to be a low density suburb.

BTW, those houses at the front are part of the display village, as are the first row of “apartments” behind the houses.

Funky1 1:34 pm 21 Jun 10

I bet those people who built those nice big houses in front of this complex are glad they built where they did!

Their land values must have sky-rocketed in the last year or so.
😮

grunge_hippy 1:23 pm 21 Jun 10

another reason why gunghalin sucks….

harley 1:16 pm 21 Jun 10

Thanks, 54-11.

That tune popped into my head as soon as I saw the picture.

DeadlySchnauzer 12:40 pm 21 Jun 10

Reminds me of a development i saw recently in Page. It packed 7 or 8 houses on to what used to be 2 standard residential blocks with ex govies. The adverts proudly proclaimed “City living in Page!”.

I guess to be fair planning laws stop them building this stuff in existing close in areas… (reid and deakin i’m looking at you). So apartments in the burbs it is.

Buzz2600 12:36 pm 21 Jun 10

And the kangaroos of Crace are being culled to make way for this? Disgusting.

screaming banshee 12:21 pm 21 Jun 10

looks ummm…….affordable!

georgesgenitals 12:15 pm 21 Jun 10

Jim Jones said :

Apartment living in the middle of nowhere.

It’s a case of artificially limiting supply that has caused this. You’re right – it’s apartments where no apartments should be.

la mente torbida 12:01 pm 21 Jun 10

@54-11

I’m colour blind but lol

Jim Jones 11:54 am 21 Jun 10

Apartment living in the middle of nowhere.

Rawhide Kid No 2 11:50 am 21 Jun 10

Shades of the Melba Flats ?

OzChick 11:43 am 21 Jun 10

Whoah, I didn’t realise they had these in Crace. It’s looks pretty cramped.

54-11 11:37 am 21 Jun 10

“Little Boxes”:

Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes
Little boxes
Little boxes all the same
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same

And the people in the houses all go to the university
And they all get put in boxes, little boxes all the same
And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers
And business executives
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same
And they all play on the golf course and drink their martini dry
And they all have pretty children and the children go to school
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
And they all get put in boxes, and they all come out the same
And the boys go into business and marry and raise a family
And they all get put in boxes, little boxes all the same

There’s a green one, and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same

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