This panorama is the Twelve Apostles, part of the Great Ocean Road
of Eastern Victoria. To give you an idea of the scale, the olive
green plants at the top of the cliffs are trees the size of houses,
and cannot even see the parking lot of the national park lookout on the
cliff edge above the Apostle on the far right of the photo.
Ayers Rock, also known to the Aborigines as Ululru, is the largest
single visible rock in the world! (The largest rock is in Western Australia,
but most of that one is underground) For miles in every direction
is just red sand, and much smaller rocks. It is climbable to the
adventurous, but again to give you an idea of scale, there is a two storey
visitors centre in the picture at the base of the rock, but from where
the picture was taken, it is so small you cannot see it. One thing
that suprised be the most was to learn that no photo can do it justice,
because the top is flat, and goes further back behind the picture than
the picture is wide. The aborigines called it the heart of Australia,
and it is in the middle of the continent, but what I find amazing is that
it looks like a heart from the air - but the aborigines had no method of
(and I don't mean a shape like this ©
either, I mean a REAL human heart).
And now to show you a panorama of the wonderful city I live in,
Sydney Australia. The spire on the left is Centrepoint Tower, the
highest "structure" in Australia (The tallest "building" is the Rialto
Tower in Melbourne, but Centrepoint is higher). The viewing from
there is tremendous! Moving right from there is the CBD (Central Business
District) and then the bay between the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour
Bridge is called Circular Quay (Pronounced "key" to all you Yanks out there
:). On the far side of the bridge is Gleebe and the western suburbs, and
the blue line on the horizon is the Blue Mountains. To the right of the
bridge is North Sydney. Just above the Opera House (next to the crease
in the photo) you might see a tall masted sailing vessel; that is the replica
of the Bounty (as in "Mutiny on the"), which you can ride in and cruise
the Harbour. The big park in the left foreground is the Sydney Royal
I believe that the photo was taken in 1994 during the annual Ferry
Boat races (the big green and yellow ships passing under the bridge).
Sydney Harbour at Sunset, taken from on the Harbour on a Sydney
Another Panorama of Sydney at Sunset.
I love this city, it has the most Beautiful Harbour that I have ever
seen in the World.