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Photostory AUSTRALIA
"FROM HIMALAYAS TO ALICE SPRINGS 2000-2001"

Melbourne - Coober Pedy - Yulara - Alice Springs - Brisbane - Sydney / January - February 2001




     
   
     

Twelve Apostles - coastal abrasive relief with cliffs, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Australia, January 2001

     
   
     

In company of good (too)old Ford Falcon - 6 weeks, 8500 kilometers

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Breathtaking mornings of vast expanses

     
   
     

Pedestrians with regulations of their own

     
   
     

Aussie - the vast land of birds

     
   
     

Overcoming the idleness crisis in the wine-producing Mildura - in a region righteously named Sunraysia, where the workday ends when the temperature rises above 45 degrees Celsius

More ... about Mildura

     
   
     

On the way to the desert - a mining town with rich opal deposits - Coober Pedy
(Opal Capital of the World)

More ... about Coober Pedy

     
   
     

"The Catacomb Church" - a catholic church in a shaft of an abandoned mine,
where the resident dwellings also seek shelter from high temperatures

     
   
     

A roomate in the underground camp

     
   
     

Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Aboriginal holy mountain

     
   
     

348 meters above the sandy ravine with the circumference of 9,4 kilometres, Uluru towers as the world's largest monolith - full of springs, waterholes, caves and ancient aboriginal cave paintings

More ... about the monolith

     
   
     

The red limestone inselberg is a remnant of erosion processes,
two thirds of the bulk are hidden below the ground

     
   
     

Aboriginals can be blondes as well
- 50 000 years after the settlement of their ancestors on the continent

     
   
     

On the long way across the desert granite inselbergs are the best company

     
   
     

"The Alice" at the heart of the land

More ... about Alice Springs

     
   
     

Anywhere is "a bit" far

     
   
     

Road trains - road tractors with trailers can measure up to 50 meters in length

     
   
     

Devils Marbles - 1,7 billion years old granite formations

More ... about the formations

     
   
     

Close encounter - "UnderWater World", Sunshine Coast

UnderWater World

     
   
     

Creation of Her Majesty the Nature;
- all the "leaves" are a part of seahorse's relative - the protected Sea Dragon

     
   
     

Female of the Australian most typical vertebrate with offspring

More ... about kangaroos

     
   
     

A modern version made of car parts is a great Brisbane attraction

More ... about Brisbane

     
   
     

Big little sleepyheads

More ... about koalas

     
   
     

Metropolis of Australia

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Sydney Opera - one of the most famous buildings of the 20th century

More ... about the Opera

     
   
     

A very friendly invitation at the Royal Botanic Gardens -
in accordance with the friendliness and the generosity of the whole land

 

 

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