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Sunday, April 09, 2006
Some more pics of Australia's beauty
as I started out with 5 photos again, but have lost one of them along the
Click on the images to enlarge them.
Melbourne city, with the Yarra River running through the centre of it.
The capital city of Victoria, I spent about 35 years of my life in Victoria
and about 20 of those years in suburban Melbourne, so there is always
a feeling of going home about my regular visits there.
Also known as the garden State and city of parks it is a beautiful place.
Parliment house, Canberra, view from the war memorial, across Lake
Canberra was proposed as the site of the new Australian Capital in 1909,
a world wide competition was held for the design of a new city, this was
won in 1912 by an American architect, Walter Burley Griffin, with a design
for a city with an initial population of 25,000 and a growth to 75,000 over
a 25 year period.
Griffin's successful design had at it's core a lake formed by the damming
of the Molonglo River, the city has evolved over the 90 years since he
designed it, very much as he laid it out, a tribute to his skill as a designer.
The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge built between 1924 and 1932.
Sydney is the capital city of NSW and is located on one of the most
spectacular deep water harbours in the world, the bridge carried 11,000
vehicles per day when it opened, this has grown to 160,000 per day now.
There are some fairly impressive figures associated with the construction,
52,800 tons of steel, 95,000 cubic metres of concrete, 272,000 litres of
paint used in the 3 coats the structure was given initially, an aside to this
is that Paul Hogan (aka Crocodile Dundee) was a painter on the harbour
bridge when he first came to fame as a comedian.
A pair of parrots feeding, there are hundreds of varieties of parrots
and cockatoos in Australia, the colour combinations are wonderful.