Another Blue Mountain town west of Sydney ... What can I say about Leura ... it's currently springtime when I took this picture ... although they are still early in their blooming phase and the flower festival starts on the first week of October, Leura Mall should I say is getting colourful by the minute. You should really experience the full atmosphere here if ever your came down under :) -
Anyhow - I came across this little lookout - cost me $2.00 but no regrets ... the view is majestic and I hope I have captured the image to the best of my ability just for your viewing pleasure ... if you want to know more about Leura - the link is down below for you to check out ...
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.