Mount Lofty Tower


The other day I was searching for the empty usb flash drive to back up all my files and the blog content of sites especially Everyday As It Comes that has some problems before but now all is fine. I found one of the usb that I’ve been looking for long time ago since I was started blogging. The usb which contains all the photos during my vacation last 2006 when hubby and I were not married yet. I had lots of photos taken from most of the tourist spot in Adelaide.

They are old photos but it would be nice to share to you,  my first visit in Australia

I read on wikipedia the history of Mt. Lofty is the highest point in the Mount Lofty Ranges. It is located about 15km east of the centre of the city of Adelaide in South Australia and gives unrivalled panoramic views of the city and the Adelaide plains and foothills. It was first climbed by a European when explorer Collet Barker climbed it in April 1831, almost seven years before Adelaide was settled. It was named by Matthew Flinders on his circumnavigation of Australia in 1802.

The Summit was closed to the public during World War 2, when the obelisk was considered an indispensable navigation assistant. A flashing strobe was fitted to the top to improve visibility at night. This strobe was removed after the war, but then re-installed in the 1990s, when the obelisk was repainted and restored during construction of the new kiosk.

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Mt. Lofty Tower, can you see me?


The look out spot for tourist to view all over the city of Adelaide


Here you can see the whole Adelaide from Mt. Lofty look out. 

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7 comments:

  1. Al Says:

    This looks great. I'd love to visit Australia one day.

    Posted on February 11, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

    Indrani Says:

    Great view from the mountain.

    Posted on February 11, 2011 at 1:01 PM  

    Lina Gustina Says:

    Great view from the tower :)

    Thanks for dropping by...

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    Posted on February 11, 2011 at 2:59 PM  

    eileeninmd Says:

    What a beautiful view, thanks for sharing!

    Posted on February 11, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

    Dhemz Says:

    wow! looks awesome...thanks for dropping by at my SW entry...great to be here!

    Posted on February 12, 2011 at 2:54 AM  

    magiceye Says:

    lovely captures all!

    Posted on February 12, 2011 at 6:08 PM  

    Johnny Nutcase Says:

    i love those clouds in the first shots!

    Posted on February 15, 2011 at 3:00 AM