“Photos: Australia” subsection
A trip to Australia in 2003:
Travel diary 2003
- 1 - Flying
- 2 - Narita temples
- 3 - Jet-lagged Sydney
- 4 - East coast of Tasmania
- 5 - East coast & Tasman peninsula
- 6 - Cape Raoul & Hobart
- 7 - Mount Field & west coast
- 8 - Cradle Mountain & Devonport
Photos added as an illustration: a concrete vault in Charles de Gaulle airport, Siberia, a sunrise and mountains seen from the plane. A sailboat moored in Circular Quay. The Tourism Office in Launceston. A koala, an eagle and parrots. Wielangta forest. The port Arthur penitentiary: the harbour, the ruins, the church, the garden. In Hobart, Moorilla estate and the botanical gardens. A rural landscape of Tasmania, the Spirit of Tasmania II ferry and a brick building in Devonport.
First Australian trip in 1998:
Travel diary 1998
- 1 - Flying
- 2 - First days in Sydney
- 3 - Ferries & Art Gallery
- 4 - Penrith & Blue Mountains
- 5 - Sydney harbour
- 6 - Mystery flight
- 7 - Aquarium & Uluru
- 8 - Red center
Some photos added as an illustration: the dry land of the Great Sandy Desert seen from the plane, a panorama seen from the Centerpoint tower (southeast, south, west, north and northeast). The Chinese garden of Friendship in Sydney: the dragon wall, a waterfall, round, octagonal or archway openings. The Harbour Bridge seen from a ferry, the old Sydney Hospital, a joey, two echidnas, two or three goannas. The Gold Coast beach and its waves, jumping and smiling dolphins, views of The Rocks and Circular Quay seen from the Harbour Bridge, a barbecue in a red center station.
The Australian animals: Tasmanian devil (1 - 2), tawny frogmouth (1 - 2), kangaroo, sleeping kangaroo, curious kangaroo, thoughtful kangaroo, detached kangaroo, bounding kangaroo, begging kangaroos, a female with a joey in her pouch, koala, blue-winged kookaburra (1 - 2), laughing kookaburra (1 - 2), pelican, two ibis, a sitting emu, an emu in close-up, a wallaby, some wombats (1 - 2 - 3 - 4). Cape Barren geese, native hens, a black swan, galahs. A fairy penguin, a black currawong. Echidnas (1 - 2 - 3).
Vegetation: Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, bird of paradise, fig tree, ferns, gum tree (eucalyptus) in the Blue Mountains, gum tree in the red desert, root, banana tree, red flowers in the red desert, dead tree. The sheoaks and their fruits.
Sydney: Sydney Opera House by day and by night, after the rain or in a sun ray, its beige hulls lined with tiles and glazed, seen from the harbour. The Bounty in front of the Opera.
A sunset under the Harbour Bridge (1 — 2 — 3 — 4); the iron structure of the bridge, its silhouette, photos taken under it, with details of the riveted steel, the walkway on the bridge and its shadow on the water. The Opera and Bridge, Circular Quay by night and by day, the CBD by night, seen from a revolving restaurant.
The Centerpoint tower, downtown skyscrapers. A fountain in Hyde Park, terrace houses in Paddington.
Sydney harbour: the Gap (1 - 2), beacons and a view from Centerpoint, Woolloomooloo bay, its crane and a pontoon. Sydney skyline (1 — 2 — 3 — 4). Rushcutters bay. The beaches of the harbour, its houses (1 - 2 - 3) and ferries. The Camp Cove beach.
The northern harbour shore, Balmoral beach, the Spit bridge, a sunset.
Bondi beach by day, seen from above, and at sunset. Manly beach.
Uluru & Kata Tjuta
In Launceston, the path along the Tamar and the reflection of lights in the water by night. Cataract gorge with the river (1 - 2 - 3) and the Alexandra suspension bridge (1 - 2 - 3).
The Freycinet peninsula, with Friendly beaches (1 - 2 - 3 - 4), its boulders and debris left by the sea.
Freycinet National Park, a steep pass, a begging wallaby, granite boulders, Wineglass bay, its panorama and its beach.
Cape Raoul in the Tasman peninsula: the cliffs (1 - 2), other capes, thee plateau and its reflection in water, the edge of the cape (1 - 2), clouds landing on the cape.
Hobart by night: buildings, a pub, a brick chimney.
Mount Field national park: the tall trees, the path, a wallaby. The Horseshoe falls, Russell falls (1 - 2 - 3) and its ferns.
Donaghy’s hill lookout: (1 - 2 - 3).
Nelson’s falls: (1 - 2).
Lake Rosebery: (1 - 2), dead vegetation on the shore, cloudy weather.
Cradle mountain: the summit, lake Dove, the slopes shrouded in clouds, spinifex balls, some trees almost pruned, trunks glistening with rain, the wooden track winding around the lake, lichen and la moss, a banksia flower.