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B: Sydney Opera House

by Robert Totsuka, 40 meters away

Shot taken from the tip of Mrs. Macquaries Road and Farm Cove.  I was there early to get a good shot ...

Sydney Opera House

C: Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Harbor Foreshore

by Glen Claydon, 430 meters away

Shot this back in July 2008 when I was in Sydney. Haven’t been back since and after looking at google...

Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Harbor Foreshore

D: Pier Near Sydney Opera House

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 580 meters away

Pier Near Sydney Opera House

E: In The Foyer

by Phil Whitten, 630 meters away

In the foyer of the Sydney Opera House. A great place to visit for a concert or opera or if you are s...

In The Foyer

F: The opera house in Sydney

by Floris van der Zwan, 650 meters away

This is the famous  opera house in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, photographed from a different ...

The opera house in Sydney

G: Sydney Opera House

by Martin Banks, 650 meters away

Sydney Opera House. Opened in 1973, the Sydney Opera house has become one of the world's most iconic ...

Sydney Opera House

H: Sydney Opera House

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 650 meters away

Sydney Opera House

I: The Sydney Opera House

by Daniel Payne, 660 meters away

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in the Australian city of Sydney. It w...

The Sydney Opera House

J: Lily Pond

by Phil Whitten, 660 meters away

This lily pond is in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney. Located on the southern side of the harbo...

Lily Pond

This panorama was taken in Australia

This is an overview of Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

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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