Australian landscapes

Traveling in Australia in 2010 was one of my all-time favorite trips. On the way to the Great Barrier Reef, we spent a few nights in Port Douglas. Four Mile Beach was amazingly undeveloped–nothing but sand and ocean. At sunrise, alone on the beach, it was like being the only person in the world.

Uluru. Ayers Rock. Words cannot describe properly. Seeing it in person, it’s easy to understand why it is sacred to indigenous Australians. Amazing to learn that it began forming about 500 million years ago. It was impossible to capture Uluru in its entirety in a photography–a forced compromise between size and detail. Further away, and the perspective changes things, it loses some of its majesty, some of its magic.

Sydney Harbor Bridge. A landmark itself, and a place for amazing views of other landmarks, like the Sydney Opera House. If you’re more adventurous, you can climb up the outside of the bridge to the top, or if you’re like me, you can take the stairs. It’s still one heck of a climb, but the view is worth it.

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