Thursday Special : Tall…

In 1977 Pacific Fair opened it’s doors and became the iconic shopping centre on the Gold Coast.

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Tourists travelled from around the world to experience this new style of shopping.

But in the last decade new shopping centres have opened, modern and up to date, they eclipsed Pacific Fair. In contrast it looked drab and dated. So in 2014 a multi million dollar redevelopment started. The first stage opened late in 2015.

This is the new look…

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So what has this got to do with “tall” the theme for this weeks challenge from Paula at “Lost in translation”?

Well I went for wander round the new and improved “Pac Fair” and I found these very tall, rather old-fashioned looking, ladies strangely promoting the new look stores.

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The final stage of the redevelopment is due to open later this year. I imagine it will be with lots of fan-fare and I will be there, camera in hand, to see what they have spent all the money on…

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21 thoughts on “Thursday Special : Tall…

  1. Joan and Terry Watson

    Rocking Roll is actually coming back, it is at The German Club, Merrimac,there are now 2 dress chops at Robina selling the dresses, we are looking forward to Pacific Fair opening fully, it will good for the Commonwealth Games, love your camera work.


  2. I remember when it opened — I used to surf down the coast and we wondered what all the commotion was about, and where all the traffic had come from and to. Have spent many times wandering the shops there. I hope they have kept some of the water that featured throughout the site.


    • I think the final stage that is opening later this year has a water feature. Still a tourist draw card but Robina and Harbour Town are big rivals

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  3. I remember visiting there and getting lost. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    They certainly are tall. Wouldn’t want a gust of wind to come by. 🙂


  4. yes its Bizarre World!!


  5. How odd!


  6. Such funny looking tall ladies, Pauline. Those legs are impossible. 🙂


  7. Huge fun, Pauline! 🙂 I’m sure I had a dress like that (hush- don’t tell anyone 🙂 ). Take care of yourself!


    • I remember Jo. You could twizzle around and they would swing right out showing all the layers and layers of petticoats when you were rocking and rolling…

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  9. As if they had stepped from 1950′ except for the size :D. This is lovely and fun, and I admire your photographs, the first one with reflection is particularly nice. Thank you, Pauline.


  10. The Pacific Fair one is so typical of shopping centres of that time…they are everywhere! Well I guess time moves on….Hope you get some good pics once the new one opens…


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