Scenic World – Blue Mountains – Sydney – Australia

Just a few hours from Sydney. Canyons. Water falls. Sturdy wooden walkways in luxurious forests. Plenty of information notices. A Skyway ride over a massive gorge. Cable way ride. A ride up and down the steepest reticular railway in the world (52°). A large shop and restaurant with a viewing platform hanging over the void. Very cold when we went in June but this did not detract one bit from an exhilarating experience. Enjoy the 12 pictures. (Pictures P,J, L and M Bartels). Please scroll down.

High in the sky in Scenic Skyway
The Scenic Skyway
Top of the Scenic Reticular Railway.
Reticular railway 52 °
Scenic Cableway
Scenic Cableway
Scenic Walkway – One of many
Scenic Walkway
Viewing Platform
Just part of a very large shop
Where is Scenic World?

Visiting Sydney’s famous Royal Botanical Gardens – scroll down to see pictures.

We visited the Gardens a few days ago. Spent about an hour there. It immediately became obvious that the Gardens offer visitors a lifetime of joy. The joy of learning about the countless labelled trees and flowers The joy of just looking at the beauty. The lush green lawns. The ever present bird life. And all this a stone’s throw from the equally famous Sydney Opera House. Here are some pictures. Believe me, pictures are fun but are no substitute for a personal visit. go there! Enjoy.

View from the Gardens.
A cockatiel says: “Welcome!
Cockatiel AGM
The Opera House
One of many lawns
A bench with a wonderful view
A mighty fig tree
Peeping through the railings at the New South Wales Governor’s House
The Governor’s lawns
Giant bees
Bird sipping running water
A mighty bee!
A glimpse of the City
The well cared for beautiful Gardens reflect the Community’s respect for this great Australian heritage

Kiera with the Bluebells this English Spring

This is Kiera She is from Romania and now lives in England. Click on the picture below to see a short slideshow of Kiera on “The Bluebell Trail” in East Sussex. Kiera’s soulmate Anna is with her. After the slideshow read Kiera’s story here and see why her story is the most watched post on this blog. Please make sure you scroll all the way down to see two links. Thank you.

The Slide show

Click here for Kiera’s Prayer for Ukraine

Click here for Kiera and “The Road Less Travelled

Click here for Kiera’s Story.

Thank you again, Anna.

John Bartels

Early Evening Ferry Manley Australia

Picture plus Video below.

Photo from MB in Manley Australia Thank You

Watch the video below and listen to wild life chorus! Sound up please.

Thanks to MB in Manley for the video with sound.