Storey Bridge riverside in Brisbane
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Panoramische foto door Rich Powell Genomen 13:39, 24/03/2012 - Views loading...

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Storey Bridge riverside in Brisbane

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Brisbane city on a path beside the river, in the park on Kangaroo Point.

Across the Brisbane river the city highrise can be seen as well as the iconic steel lattice Storey Bridge.

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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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