Day 18 Assignment: A Map As Your Muse
Today, let a map be your muse. Select an area anywhere in the world on Google Maps (or your preferred online map tool), or a section on a paper map, and use this as inspiration for your post.
by John Yeo
My dream trip someday is to enjoy a return visit our daughter and her family who have lived in Eastern Australia for a number of years. Whenever we see the map of this wonderful land, the points of interest jump straight off the map into the minds eye, allowing the muse to wander.
We have visited Sydney and explored the city. We have enjoyed the Art gallery and museum, the famous Chinese garden and Paddies Market. I am a great bird and wildlife fan and a trip to a Koala wildlife centre was a very memorable experience. We fell in love with Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour with the famous bridge and the iconic Opera House.
We have visited Brisbane city and taken a boat ride on the Brisbane river and we have strolled through the Botanical gardens, then crossed the river and taken a swim in the outdoor natural pools under the Brisbane wheel.
We have also paddled in the high rolling surf on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
We have never visited Western Australia. Perth would be a good start, this is the capital of Western Australia and it would be interesting to just soak up the history here.
Alice Springs in Central Australia another famous destination would be a fascinating experience, reputedly the gateway to the desert and a centre for aboriginal culture, the legends surrounding Alice Springs are definitely worth exploring.
Then of course the famous Ayers Rock, or Uluru as it is now known, the sacred site revered by generations of Aboriginal people. A huge impressive landmark that must be extraordinarily interesting to see.
A magnetic destination for us would be the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and to perhaps view the colourful marine life existing and thriving around these beautiful living coral islands.
Finally another new undiscovered destination down-under for us would be Melbourne in the south of the continent, in the state of Victoria. A thriving dynamic city that is a reflection of the new Australia, yet combining the new with the historic to present an interesting multicultural society.
The dreams although firmly in the regions of the muse at present.
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