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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #141
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CROSSING THE HARBOUR BRIDGE... ON FOOT
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The Opera House, viewed from the bridge













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Across the bridge is a great spot to get a snapshot of the city's two icons



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Very nice shots there shyaman!
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The World Heritage listed BLUE MOUNTAINS, about a couple of hours drive west of Sydney.








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Who wants to live here?




En route to the sisters for a closer view






These kids enjoyed the sights

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Some people leave their marks on limestone walls along the way










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A closer view of one of the Three Sisters.








Further below, is an indentation on the Sister’s walls where people can walk in.



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A few kilometers from the Three Sisters is the Scenic World.

The Scenic Railway, the steepest funicular railway in the world: 52 degrees inclination or 128% gradient or 1:1.28 slope. It’s only a 415m descent through a cliffside tunnel down into an ancient forest.

This is where it starts…




… and ends.







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From the railway platform, it’s the Three Sisters and the gorge again from a different vantage point.






Below the railway platform is the ancient rainforest. The Scenic Walkway treads through it.



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The Scenic Walkway has 2 kilometers of boardwalk through the ancient rainforest.






Somewhere along the way is a Coal Mine exhibition which demonstrates how coal mining was done in early 20th century at the Blue Mountains.





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Coal miner’s hut




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Tthe Scenic Cableway, touted to be the steepest aerial cable car in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a 545m ride into – or out of – the ancient rainforest.




The cable car can carry up to 84 passengers.




The view from the cable car as it goes up… cliffs, cliffs, cliffs…




… and Katoomba Falls as an added attraction.



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