What I actually learned about Aborigines.

Everybody who visits Australia should be aware that this country originally belonged to another people – the Aborigines. This post is about them. It is a matter of respect as they have lived in Australia for thousands of years before the white people came (colonization by the British started in 1770 with the arrival of James Cook) and things went badly wrong. Diseases, fights, stealing of Aboriginal kids to raise them in white families – just to mention a few things. When I came to Australia, I was very interested in learning about Aboriginal culture and hoped to meet some in person. Well, I learned…     Continue reading

Five Shades of Uluru

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This is not just a big red rock in the middle of nowhere. It’s a sacred place for the Aboriginal people and the most stunning natural wonder I have ever seen! Uluru (or Ayers Rock as the white people call it) has a kind of energy to it that is hard to describe. Standing in front of it you will only see solid walls of rock and you’ll feel tiny like an ant, unimportant and still so blessed to see this place. Depending on day time and light conditions Uluru will change its face and color many times, sometimes even within minutes… The following pictures were all taken at the same spot, the popular sunset area, and show 5 different moods of Uluru.

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Blue sky and sunlight causing interesting shades.

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Sunset.

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After sunset the moon takes over.

uluru grey and yellow

Evening sun with dark clouds.

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Dark red glow.