Sydney Harbour Bridge – Australia

The Harbour Bridge crosses the Sydney Harbour and connects Sydney’s central business district and the North Shore. The construction of the bridge took 1,400 men eight years to build and was completed in 1932. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the sixth longest spanning arch bridge in the world and is the tallest steel arch bridge…

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King’s Park and Botanic Garden – Australia

King’s Park and Botanic Garden is located in Perth, Australia and is one of the world’s largest inner city parks. The park covers 400 hectares (988 acres) and is home to over 3,000 species of Western Australia’s unique flora. In addition to being a showcase for Western Australia’s flora it is a popular place for…

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Blue Mountains – Australia

The Blue Mountains are a rugged region of Australia about 50 kilometres west of Sydney. They get their name from the blue haze created by the eucalyptus forest that covers the area. Tiny droplets of oil are released from the trees and are mixed with vapor and sunlight to produce the blue haze over the…

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Stacked Rocks – Australia

Stacked rocks are not something new. In fact they have been around for centuries. Their original purpose was as a memorial or a marker and they were called “cairns”. The most frequent use of cairns were to mark a trail and many trails are still marked with cairns. Recently rock stacking has become more of…

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Melbourne Wall Art – Australia

Some people think wall art is nothing more than graffiti or vandalism but some cities have embraced the practice and think that it adds to the character of the city. Melbourne, Australia is one of those cities. The Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne not only allows the practice of wall art but in some…

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Sydney Opera House – Australia

The Sydney Opera House was built in 1973 and is one of the great architectural designs of the 20th century. The building holds two main performance halls and a restaurant. The roof of the building is built in three separate interlocking “shell-like” shelters. While the Sydney Opera House is close to 50 years old, it…

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The Pelican Man – Australia

Every day at 5:00 P.M. for the past 23 years, “The Pelican Man” shows up at Kingscote Wharf on Kangaroo Island and so do the pelicans. The pelicans don’t need a clock to tell them when to show up, they just know. About 10 minutes before 5:00 P.M the pelicans start to come to the…

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Remarkable Rocks – Australia

Australia is a continent known for unusual things. One of the unusual things that I discovered in my travels throughout Australia is that there are many unusual rock formations distributed around the country. The Remarkable Rocks are located on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is known as the Galapagos of Australia for its access to wildlife…

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Great Barrier Reef – Part 2 of 2 (Coral of the Reef)

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1400 miles over an area of 133,000 sq. miles. The reef is located in the Coral Sea off the coast Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest structure made…

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Great Barrier Reef – Part 1 of 2 (Fish of the Reef)

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1400 miles over an area of 133,000 sq. miles. The reef is located in the Coral Sea off the coast Queensland, Australia. While the reef itself is technically just the coral, the…

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Twelve Apostles – Australia

The Twelve Apostles are located on the Great Ocean Road of the south coast of Australia near Port Campbell. There are many fantastic and beautiful things to see on along the Great Ocean Road but “The Twelve Apostles” is by far the highlight of the Great Ocean Road. Seeing “The Twelve Apostles” is one of…

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