I was recently house-sitting in Kallangur, near the city of Redcliffe, which I learned was the home of the famous Bee Gees.
I had been to Redcliffe back in the 80s while visiting relatives who lived there, and have to admit I didn’t recognise the place which had grown considerably. A popular seaside destination for families, there are safe swimming beaches and a large lagoon and playground area, al fresco dining at one of the many foreshore eateries, art galleries, golf and cruises to Moreton Island to name just a few of the attractions.
I was pleasantly surprised to come across the outdoor laneway called ‘Bee Gees Way’ which is a tribute to the region’s famous Brothers Gibb.
The laneway walls are filled with photographs and various other memorabilia depicting happy memories of the Bee Gees during their formative years and subsequent rise to fame.
Here’s one such memory from Barry Gibb.
Whilst I was walking in the laneway, tourists were happily taking photos of each other next to the life-size statues of the Bee Gees, whilst several of the group’s famous hits and music videos played.
This free 70 metre walkway celebrates the Bee Gees who have sold more than 200 million records world-wide and was developed in collaboration with Barry Gibb. Every night from 7 to 9.30pm, visitors can witness light shows set to Bee Gees’ greatest hits.
It was a great day out in Redcliffe, confirming my belief that just as every person has a unique story to tell, every little town and city has something of interest to uncover.