Three Sisters (Blue Mountains, Australia)

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    The name, "Three Sisters," comes from an Aboriginal legend. In the story, a witch-doctor turns his three daughters into stone to save them from a mythical monster.

    The area was once a seabed that rose over a long period and subsequently eroded, leaving tall formations.

    This photo illustrates the haze from which the Blue Mountains take their name. The haze is caused by the evaporation of oil from eucalyptus trees.

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    algo, hartanto, marlenells, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. BrynJ ages ago | reply

      Wow, this is stunning! Reminds me a bit of the Grand Canyon.

    2. Wolfy ages ago | reply

      Beautiful. Wonderful location.

    3. reluctant shutter ages ago | reply

      Sometimes you can get rather unlucky. I went to the Blue Mountains one misty day...
      Misty Martin

    4. Fianna [deleted] ages ago | reply

      Pat - Great shot for TAKE FIVE !!! / Joe

    5. wormann ages ago | reply

      Wow. I love that you explained how the Blue Mountains got their name - thank you - that is fascinating.

    6. destinatio (very busy) ages ago | reply

      Gorgeous scenery - thanks for the description!

    7. ladyloneranger ages ago | reply

      Very stunning photo.

    8. marlenells ages ago | reply

      Fantastic!
      Graceful nature!

    9. photofool ages ago | reply

      what a spectacular view!

    10. jaanikas 113 months ago | reply

      Your pic of the Three Sisters is way better then mine..... :)) I was there on a cloudy day... oh well... I guess I'll have to go back and take a better pic. ;)

    11. spelio 107 months ago | reply

      Climbed by thousands of rock climbers Adrian!!

    12. Steve-kun 103 months ago | reply

      Great picture, it deserves to be in the, Australia on Flickr group.
      www.flickr.com/groups/australia_on_flickr/

    13. JIGGS IMAGES 103 months ago | reply


      This is one of the best pieces of work on Australia!!!

      Best of Australia
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      we'd love to have this photo added to our group. Please TAG this photo with - BestOfAustralia

    14. MitchGillespie [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mountains Of Australia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. Rodrigo_Soldon 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonderful photos for the world Pls post 1-comment 3_Contest VOTE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. melenama 75 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Australia by tips4travels, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. suzane21 74 months ago | reply

      The Edge Cinema offers visitors a panoramic view of the Blue Mountains. The Enolan Caves are a series of limestone caves that lie to the south west of Katoomba.
      www.australiavoyage.net/blue-mountains-australia.html

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