When it comes to Australia, a number of associations pop up in my head: kangaroos, koalas, huge spiders …. But not everyone knows that Australia is not only an amazing world of fauna, but also amazing landscapes, natural landscapes, and magnificent architectural structures.
Traveling in Australia, in most cases, is best to start with Sydney – the largest and oldest city in the country. It is certainly worth seeing firsthand the most “postcard” building – the Sydney Opera House, which is a symbol of modern Australian architecture and a symbol of the city as a whole. Externally, the structure resembles several sails closely adjacent to each other, which looks pretty organic, given that it stands right in Sydney harbor. It, by the way, is considered an independent attraction. The opera Continue reading
On April 29, 1770, the heavy and clumsy ship Endeavor anchored in the waters of a charming bay. Among the team of captain James Cook, who went in search of an unknown southern continent, in other words, Australia, there was also a scientist – amateur botanist of the Royal Geographical Society Joseph Banks. He was so struck by the picture of dozens of plants that were unknown to the science of that time that he had discovered that he persuaded Cook to rename the seemingly named bay. Since then, it has been called the Botanical, that is, Botany Bay.
It must be said that the expedition with so many scientists on board went to the expanses of the Pacific Ocean for the first time. In addition to Banks, on board the Endeavor were the Swedish naturalists Solander Continue reading