Corrugated iron - study in mauve. No, it's not an adult shop. It's for lease. Prime location. Recently painted.
Let's face it Caloundra is daggy. It's full of overweight working class people (or people like us attempting to reclaim their working class roots), generally ugly apartment developments and a main street from the fifties. We love it.
And Caloundra loves colour. Seems like the concept is that if you use enough bright and mediterranean colour schemes it will prove how vibrant and 'now' this beachfront family destination is. Noosa it is not. Thank heavens!
Its cuisine matches its daggy reputation. It has a restaurant owned by the former Australian Rugby League captain Alfie Langer. Alfie was an Ipswich boy. Enough said.
We ate at an Indian restaurant which proclaimed itself as 'voted the best Indian food in Queensland'. Voted by the proprieters I suspect. We couldn't taste the difference between the Prawn Vindaloo and the Mattar Paneer (homemade goats cheese and pea).
And in the main street the 'Love Figure Gourmet House' Chinese Restaurant.