St Augustin

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
Who lives sees much, who travels sees more.



Monday, November 29, 2010

DARWIN in the NORTHERN TERRITORY




Darwin has some great Colonial buildings





Government House








Aboriginal Cave Art





Berry Springs, a natural waterhole south of Darwin where it is safe to swim.


My husband and I lived in Darwin for a few months before it was razed by Cyclone Tracey. This is the old house we rented. We went back recently and lo and behold, it was one of the few original houses standing!

I hope you enjoy this peek of Darwin. I'll be posting more in a few days.









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9 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I only saw Darwin when we flew in and then out again, so it was only from the air. Good to see parts of it from ground level :-) Diane

Red Nomad OZ said...

Oh, I LOOOOVE Berry Springs! And the Cyclone Tracy exhibit at the museum was amazing - so lucky you weren't there when it happened!!

Happy travels!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Denise,
you are so interesting.
What did you mean SAFE TO SWIM?? That is a a neet house. I only picture palm trees in Florada. I see you must be tropical..
Thanks for the comment, come back an visit.

yvonne

L'Aussie said...

Diane: Darwin is now a very modern city. In future pics you'll see how green-blue the ocean is.:)

Red Nomad: Yeah, I love all those waterholes and really needed to cool off last time we were there! So refreshing!

Yvonne: Safe to swim. Well, Darwin beaches have deadly stingers so they look pretty but you can only swim for a few months of the year - May to October. Some waterholes have crocodiles. Gulp! So you must make sure it is SAFE TO SWIM! Darwin is ultra-tropical. It will melt you in its heat/humidity. Everyone has air-con. There are palm trees all over Australia. We have them planted at our beach house. They are EVERYWHERE!

Helen Ginger said...

Love the picture of Berry Springs. It looks so inviting. Darwin looks like a lovely place to visit.

Sheila Deeth said...

Definnitely enjoyed the peek, and the sunshine!

L'Aussie said...

Helen: Yes, it is sooo inviting! Darwin is best visited during the dry season.:)

Sheila: Glad you did Sheila!

notesfromnadir said...

I'd love to go there, especially to visit Berry Springs. No crocs there?

L'Aussie said...

Lisa, no not yet! Quite safe!