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Old September 23rd, 2005, 06:41 PM   #21
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Bungle Bungles - Purnululu National Park

The Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park were almost unknown to Europeans less than 25 years ago. They are in West Australia 's Kimberley Region. The hundreds of domes are 300m high - a 'forest' of natural stone skyscrapers - and the 'beehive' effect is orange silica in sandstone, banded by black lichen.

They are among my Outback favourites, although I have only flown over them (land is a long, long 4WD trek, staying at cattle stations). There is another somewhat similar but almost unknown formation in the Northern Territory, near the Gulf of Carpenteria, known as the 'Lost City.' That is on private pastoral land, and seldom visited. This is the Bungle Bungles:

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 06:48 PM   #22
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World's Largest Rock (Mt Augustus, WA)

For purposes of comparison with Uluru (posted several below) this is the world's largest monolith (you know we love that 'world's largest' stuff). Mt Augustus in Western Australia is 2-1/2 times the size of Uluru, but looks more like a hill range. It is 858m high, and the central ridge is 8km long. This tourist-type shot is in wildflower season.

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Old September 24th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #23
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is fantastic the contrast of colors between the rock and the flowers
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Old September 24th, 2005, 02:09 AM   #24
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Sydney - Can someone say density?

Ha! This is the first time I see Botany Bay from the backside!!! Looks great and dense!!!
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Old September 24th, 2005, 11:18 AM   #25
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Kata Tjuta

Another 'Red Centre' photo - this time several of the 36 domes of the Kata Tjuta group 32 miles west of Uluru (Ayers Rock); the tallest of these domes, Mt Olga is actually 548m, taller than the roof of the world's tallest buildings. A gorge leads into a central valley. The name means 'many heads' in the Pjitjatjanjara language.

This photo was taken by a visitor Ralf Maerz I believe:




and another European visitor doing his own thang with a clam-like pebble out there:


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Old September 26th, 2005, 04:51 AM   #26
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Hamilton Island

The only Australian island with highrises buildings (except Tasmania obviously). Located in the Whitsundays, Queensland

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Old September 26th, 2005, 02:49 PM   #27
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The Aquashell, a 100-tonne barge with sound shell by Phillip Cox, hosts free concerts at the foot of Sydney's skyline from Cockle Bay in Darling Harbour and other locations. Many famous artists- rock, jazz, classical, Latin and Opera have performed on it. Shown here setting up, with the Pyrmont swing bridge opened behind it ...

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Old September 26th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #28
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Old September 27th, 2005, 12:59 PM   #29
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1000m Solar Tower (Video)

The Melbourne-based Enivimission company (listed. 2001) proposed a 1000m solar tower near Buronga, near Wentorth in far Western NSW. The proposal received support from the Federal and NSW governments as one of national importance.

This awesome animated video shows a visit to a proposed viewing tower at the top of the initially-plannned tower, and a comparison to other tall structures. 6.7mb ..give it a moment to load ...

http://www.enviromission.com.au/project/video/video.htm

UPDATE; in fact the scale of the first stage of the project was downgraded to a 50MW station this month, but the video is still awesome viewing of a future prospect, the way oil prices are moving. This is a render, I think of the first stage...expected to start next year


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Old September 29th, 2005, 03:15 PM   #30
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You cant miss Gold Coast

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Sunsets over the ocean in a boat are very important for any australian, this photo taken by me is of sharks bay.
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Dales Gorge, karijini, WA.


It's appart of this gorge system.
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both our natural and man made assets are some of the most beautiful in the world.... this thread has only further convinced me (and i have travelled to almost all the continants on this planet

some of the best urban photography in oz can be found at sleepy city: http://www.dsankt.com/index.php

beautiful.....
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Ha! This is the first time I see Botany Bay from the backside!!! Looks great and dense!!!


That is actually not Botany Bay, it is about 10km south of the city, on the extreme left of this pic. Crappy quality but you get the idea...

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