The ‘strewth’ column today – the old fruit rabbits on reproducing the blurb supplied but again, leaves out the important bits. Who dreamed this wonderful artifice into reality? I wish I could report on the original team who did the work – the client, the builder and the architect . . . a collaboration of the highest order. The dimensional cladding created and fabricated remains cemented in my brain – the Brisbane  architect was Edward Devenport – the father of our own Queensland curatorial export of late; Ms Rhana Devenport. (Rhana’s brother Peter is also an architect of Taiwanese theme parks).

Fellow follower (and friend) of the Devenports; Simon Stocks sent me this shot of his wife (Pip) and her sister, Maria taken at the Big Pineapple in the early 1970s. Yes, it is low-res but look at the original colour! That pic from the Australian (above) was rather washed-out . . .

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