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Old April 22nd, 2006, 05:11 PM   #21
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The motorway that runs along Sicily's east coast:
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 07:53 PM   #22
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Reunion island: ( French Departement 974 ) in indian ocean near africa and madagascar island.
Yes, you're right to add this comment ; last week in heard in a museum an American student that didn't know neither Reunion Island, neither Mauritius Island nor Madagascar...
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 08:25 PM   #23
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Yes, you're right to add this comment ; last week in heard in a museum an American student that didn't know neither Reunion Island, neither Mauritius Island nor Madagascar...
I've met somebody that thought California is an independent country here. Forget Reunion Island.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 01:42 PM   #24
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Old April 24th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #25
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No-one appears to have presented Victoria's "Great Ocean Road" yet.



Although I live half-way along this 200 km or so of road, I don't own a car, and indeed often fall asleep while travelling along it on the bus. I took the photo above, but apart from the last the rest are pirated:



Interesting thing about the two photos above ... one was from a local tourist authority, whereas the other was from a local motel. They both seem to have the same car in the photo, yet it is driving on the opposite of the road ...

My brother always says: "you can't believe anything you read on the Internet". Trouble is, he's never looked at the Internet. Here's my opinion:

The photo on the left (above) is reversed left to right (no opinion, I know that!) and for some reason they have stuck little glowing balls on the back of what we call a ute (and others know as a pick-up truck) to make it look good. God knows why they reversed it; perhaps they were appealing to the American (or Euro) market, perhaps it was just stupidity.

Incidentally, does anyone outside Australia realise that we have had a medium size macropod called a "euro" for more than a century?



It is a Great Ocean Road ... try a Google Search!

Try "Twelve Apostles" or "12 Apostles". But just remember ... don't trust the Internet! And what's that pile of rock in the centre foreground? Yep, another Apostle bites the dust. Be there or be too late!



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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #26
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In this country, we drive on the left.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 08:05 AM   #27
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@Yardmaster, that photo you showed is simply "flipped" horizontally in a program like photoshop. I have no idea why they done this. No other post production was done to it. Try it your self, copy into an image program and flip it - it'll look the same. Although the 2nd photo has had some terrible compression applied when saving which has ruined the photo.

By the way, what do you mean by micropod, other than a type of kangaroo or Wallaby?
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:15 AM   #28
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@Yardmaster, that photo you showed is simply "flipped" horizontally in a program like photoshop. I have no idea why they done this. No other post production was done to it. Try it your self, copy into an image program and flip it - it'll look the same. Although the 2nd photo has had some terrible compression applied when saving which has ruined the photo.
I realize this... like I said, the original photo was flipped, and it may have been to make the picture look more accomodating to people who drive on the opposite side of the road. The second photo is correct, but in both cases (not surprisingly) the vehicle has what look like headlights in the back. Maybe they're just boxes or something.

The two photos have been cropped differently. The 2nd photo is also darker ... more natural.

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By the way, what do you mean by micropod, other than a type of kangaroo or Wallaby?
A "macropod" is any of that family of animals, which includes kangaroos, wallabies, euros, rock wallabies, pademelons, potaroos, bettongs, and (I think) jerboas, amongst others. They all have large hind feet, heavy tails, pouches, and get around on their hind-limbs, using the forelimbs pretty much as arms.

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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:26 AM   #29
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PCH! pacific coast highway but i have no pictures, heh
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:31 AM   #30
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PCH! pacific coast highway but i have no pictures, heh
It's okay, I already have you covered... assuming you're talking about California.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 03:52 PM   #32
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Old April 29th, 2006, 01:37 AM   #33
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Stanwell Park?
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Old April 29th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #34
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"Great Ocean Road" in Victoria, Australia.















Acknowledgements to Travel Victoria.

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Old May 1st, 2006, 12:55 PM   #35
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"Great Ocean Road" in Victoria, Australia.

... images cropped, see above ...





Acknowledgements to Travel Victoria.
Well done. The photo at the 12 Apostles is now of course obsolete, since you now park on the landward side of the road. But the last image still has the annoying problems previously referred to!

This car is travelling west, towards the horizon. It's an early morning shot, and it's approaching Mt. Defiance, where the road was originally cut by returned WWI Servicemen hanging in baskets suspended by ropes from the top of the cliff. What we see is the rear of the vehicle. If that's not true, then it's on the wrong side of the road.

Incidentally, great photos of the new highway on the Illawarra Coast further up this thread ...
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:00 PM   #36
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Suhua Highway, Taiwan


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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:40 PM   #37
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Old May 11th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #38
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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:24 PM   #39
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Old May 21st, 2006, 10:53 PM   #40
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I think we need more from California, like PCH

and what about ones in Washington State, I'm sure there are plenty there

I'm gonna move to America at some point and live in either CA, or WA
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