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Tasmania - Hobart

The Shot Tower not far from Hobart situated on the Channel Highway, is one of the State's most historic buildings, the Shot Tower. The Shot Tower is a 150 ft.. tall circular sandstone tower constructed by Joseph Moir in 1870 from locally quarried sandstone blocks. Lead shot was made by dropping molten lead through a sieve at the top of the tower and by the time it hit the water at the bottom it was cold and spherical in shape. A climb up 259 steps to the top of the tower gives a wonderful view of the Derwent Estuary. I found this intriguing place well worth the climb. Tasmania Australia

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Taken on May 13, 2007