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My first ancient was…Rome’s, Colosseum.

According to our guide was constructed

around 2,000 years ago.

 

 

My second ancient is something I have lived within sight of my whole life.

We call these mountains The Grampians and the the attraction in The Grampians is the township of Hall’s Gap.

In !976 while camping in the Canadian Rockies

I remember reading a plaque which stated that

Australia’s The Great Dividing Range was

older than the the Rockies.

In fact I believe that plaque stated that

the Australian Alps were well eroded

when the Rockies were formed.

 

Today Google tells me that The Great Dividing Range

was formed over 300 million years ago when Australia

collided with what are now parts of

South America and New Zealand.

Google also states that the Rocky Mountains were formed

between 80 and 55 million years ago.

I have never seen (in person) any form of snow on our Alps,

while I did see icy snow on Banff’s

Sulphur Mountain in August 1976.

And of course it snowed while we were at

the Columbia Ice Fields in June 2018

and the snow views at Whistler were simply awesome.

The Rocky Mountains definitely win the ‘wow’ for views and scenery,

however, I am claiming, for all Aussies, the ‘wow’ factor for age

for our Great Dividing Range.  😀

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The coloured version of my

Black and White Tuesday

photos.

 A foggy morning

Canola in bloom

 

Geelong Foreshore.

Yacht Club to the left and

twin peaks of the You Yangs

on the horizon.

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The coloured version of my

Black and White Tuesday

photos.

Southern end of The Great Dividing Range…

 

known as

The Grampians.

 

Last three photos taken….

from Halls Gap car park.

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As mention in an earlier post, my Monday

drive to Halls Gap in the Grampians,

or the Southern end of the Great Dividing Range,

had a foggy beginning.

However once the mountains came in sight

they were worth stopping for a photo opportunity.

Taken from the Halls Gap car park this peak

appears quite distant.

 

At least forty years ago I did stand atop that peak

after a group of us walked…..

‘climbed’ would have sounded better,

up there mostly in bare feet.

I always wanted to repeat the walk.

Alas…I don’t think it is going to happen.

Just below this image, out of shot,

is the Halls Gap shopping centre.

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I’m sure I read, in the Canadian Rockies, in  1976,

that The Great Dividing Range was 40,000 years old

and well and truly eroded

before the Rockies were formed.

Ten minutes on Google can only tell me both ranges

were formed around 300,000,000 years ago.

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