As I looked out the plane window, I saw grass, some trees, but mostly grass. As we were getting closer to the ground and I noticed the animals; the cows, the kangaroos and even more cows. I leave the airport and notice there are no cars. There are just utes. Utes and bullbars. I was standing on real Australian country soil.
A place with character. A place where buildings weren’t old after 5 years, destroyed and rebuilt. Or refurbished to the point of not being able to recognise the original architecture. I didn’t find cement everywhere. I didn’t see 20 minutes worth of traffic.
I saw the horizon. I saw land, animals and old fashioned workers. I saw old buildings with stories behind each one. I saw bottle tree’s everywhere, one planted for each fallen solider from Roma in First World War. I saw a community.
This is where Will and Sarah came to get married. One of the places they call home.
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