Australia

Horizontal Falls

This is the famous Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley region of western Australia. Although called waterfalls, this natural phenomenon actually consists of immense tidal currents hurtling through narrow coastal gorges. When the tide turns, the water ‘falls’ back in the…

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Wednesday, 27th July 2005

Australian Parliament House

Built into the side of Capital Hill, Canberra is Australia’s Parliament house. During construction more that 100,000 truckloads of earth was moved, although much of it was put back on top of many of the offices. In the centre of…

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Sunday, 24th July 2005

Telstra Stadium

Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia was built to host the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. With a capacity to seat 110,000, the Sydney Olympic Stadium is the largest facility ever built for an Olympic Games. Thanks: Glenn Slaven, Richard Totaro, Greg,…

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Thursday, 21st July 2005

Marree Man

Ploughed into the Australian outback in 1998 (by persons still unknown), the Marree man is a 4km figure of an aboriginal. It’s faded into the desert quite a bit now but the shape (and size!) is still quite apparent. Wikipedia…

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Sunday, 26th June 2005

Uluru

Uluru, which used to be known as Ayers Rock. A sacred site to the native Australians and an awesome sight to tourists. Thanks: Deef, Parker, Tim, nandhp, Winchester, Simon, Tom McDermott, Safog, Vaclav Papousek, Peter, Patxi, Charles, Mark, Mike, Michael…

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Thursday, 23rd June 2005
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