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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Conservatory

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The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are appoximately 2km from Hobart's city center and hold historic plant collections, significant large trees, and an increasing number of conservation collections of Tasmanian plants. The walls of the conservatory are built of sandstone and the colours and scent of masses of flowers are a must-see experience.

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A: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Conservatory

Af Klaus Mayer, 40 meter væk

Panorama of the conservatory in the botanical gardens of Hobart. Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ar...

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Conservatory

B: Gardeners Cottage, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Af Klaus Mayer, 80 meter væk

Historic Gardeners Cottage from 1845 with a glimps of the historic heated wall constructed by convict...

Gardeners Cottage, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

C: A quiet corner in the gardens

Af John Hutchison, 140 meter væk

A quiet corner in the gardens

D: First day of Spring

Af John Hutchison, 310 meter væk

First signs of Spring are often the daffodils. These gardens are one of the city's treasures.

First day of Spring

E: Queens Domain Water Tank Lookout

Af Klaus Mayer, 610 meter væk

Large water storage tanks in the Queens Domain offer panoramic views over Derwent River, Tasman Bridg...

Queens Domain Water Tank Lookout

F: Cenotaph in Hobart

Af Klaus Mayer, 1.4 km væk

The 23.3 metre high Cenotaph was designed by Hobart architects Hutchison and Walker and was unveiled ...

Cenotaph in Hobart

G: Elizebeth Street Mall

Af Tom Sadowski, 1.8 km væk

Early morning at the Elizabeth Street Mall in Downtown Hobart, Tasmania: one of the most popular shop...

Elizebeth Street Mall

H: Bronze Sculptures at Franklin Wharf

Af Klaus Mayer, 1.9 km væk

Panorama of Sullivans Cove and Franklin Wharf on a cloudy spring evening. A number of bronze sculptur...

Bronze Sculptures at Franklin Wharf

I: Victoria Dock, Franklin Wharf

Af Tom Sadowski, 1.9 km væk

Victoria dock, pictured here, is part of the  Franklin Wharf area in Hobart, Tasmania. Both a working...

Victoria Dock, Franklin Wharf

J: Franklin Wharf

Af Klaus Mayer, 1.9 km væk

Panorama of boats, lifting bridge and old crane at Franklin Wharf in Hobart. The waterfront area Fran...

Franklin Wharf

Dette panorama blev taget i Hobart, Australia

Dette er et overblik over Australia

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We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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