One thing is true for all remote communities, trying to make it work in harsh environmental conditions.
They have a good sense of humor.
And that couldn’t be more true than in Rubyvale in Queensland’s outback. This small town of nomadic travelers, miners trying to strike it rich, and people simply trying to get off the grid is a hot bed for hilarious signage.
What better sign for a professional and highly qualified mechanic?
One of Rubyvale’s hot commodities is buckets of “wash”. This is gravel from commercial mines where if you are lucky, you just might find a valuable sapphire. This small business run by Willy has a pretty epic way of advertising itself. We were told that Willy is not aware of the comic value either.
When you are out in the middle of nowhere you have to be pretty innovative when it comes to disposing your rubbish. There is no large item curbside garbage collection here! And the harsh outback conditions means that many trusty vehicles meet their maker here. So why not re-purpose?
I’ve been to the other Buckingham Palace in London, and while I wouldn’t say that they are overly similar – to each their own I suppose!