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Old 17th April 2012
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Darwin Northern Territory

Still in travelogue mode - a few shots of Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Australia.

This view taken from the Charles Darwin National Park on the outskirts of the city, shows the scrub and mangroves that surround the city. A harsh area for the original settlers, but now a home to a modern city.


Situated on a beautiful harbor, the Northern Territory Parliament House is called the "Upside-down Wedding Cake" by the locals.
Because of the Fruit and Nuts inside.
Don't blame me - I only repeat what I was told. Territorian humor.


The Esplanade from the harbor. A beautiful walking path runs along the entire stretch of esplanade.


And the obligatory Northern Territory sunset. Beautiful every night we were there.
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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

Very pleasant pics - a city I know well. Have visited on a number of occasions and lived there once for 6 months over a wet season.
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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

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Very pleasant pics - a city I know well. Have visited on a number of occasions and lived there once for 6 months over a wet season.
Hi Terry, we hadn't been up that way for 10 years, and were delighted with the city. So clean and vibrant.
Lucky you to experience a wet season. We were hoping for one of their fabulous storms, but no luck - weather was picture perfect the whole time we were there!
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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

Interesting images Lyn and the colours in that sunset are spectacular.
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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

Fab shots Lyn ! Thanks for sharing your trip to Darwin
The vertical on "the Wedding Cake " are playing tricks with my eyes ...
the second layer are MOVING ... and I have not had a drink (it lunchtime/noon here)

and ... THAT SUNSET WoW !
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Love the colours in the sunset
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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

For all my travels I have never wanted to go to Australia.However these travel shots you have been posting are starting to change my mind quite a bit
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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

Our only experience of Darwin was a brief stopover inside the terminal building en route from Cairns to Singapore but now I can see what we missed. Looks to be a wonderful city. I enjoyed looking at all your shots but the sunset is spectacular.

You're sounding like a native of south east England, hoping for rain! The pic taken of the city in the distance from the Charles Darwin National Park gives credence to the fact that they have seen their fair share of wet weather - looks much more lush than some areas of the NT.

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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

Thank you Huw. I nearly didn't post the sunset as I haven't taken many and am not sure what makes a good shot or how to frame it. The colours won out in the end.
Thanks Chevvy and F2uk. The colours in that sunset seemed to change every minute. May be worth a little set of that night.
Iain, I am absolutely positive you would enjoy seeing Aus. It is a country of such diversity that there is something for everyone here.
Hi Ann1e. We were disappointed in not experiencing a buildup and a storm. Because Darwin was virtually destroyed by Cyclone Tracey on Xmas Eve 1974, everything is newish which adds to the appearance of the city. So many visitors do use it as a stopover which is a shame, as it offers a great deal to the nature lover.
Next set I will post will be of the Wetlands and I hope I don't wear out my welcome with these travel pics!
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Next set I will post will be of the Wetlands and I hope I don't wear out my welcome with these travel pics!
You certainly won't do that - looking forward to seeing them!

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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

Lyn "... worth a little set of that night. ..." YES PLEASE
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Very nice series Lyn.

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Very nice series Lyn.

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Thanks Barrie. Glad you liked it. Just a little taste of the NT.
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Re: Darwin Northern Territory

Yes indeed Lyn, always great to see a series of shots of somewhere we all know and have heard of, but have rarely see shots from. I gather it's the dry season there now yes?
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Yes indeed Lyn, always great to see a series of shots of somewhere we all know and have heard of, but have rarely see shots from. I gather it's the dry season there now yes?
Hi John,
Yes, the wet went a little longer this year and from now on the storms will abate
and the humidity will drop and the tourists will flock!
Our Aborigines observe 6 seasons, which always seems very sensible to me. They recognize them by the seasons of the flowering plants and habits of the wildlife.
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