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Monday, November 7, 2011

Echo Point, Katoomba


As we arrived at Katoomba, we did a little shopping and strolling in this World Heritage Plaza, a walking distance to the echo point attraction of Three Sisters.
Found out some historical /legendary of the famous rock formation of the Three Sister
A great view of the Three Sisters can be seen at the Echo Point, Katoomba, but when we went there, weather seems didn't permit us for we couldn't see the spectacular beauty of The Three Sister for its a foggy day. 

From Sydney City took us two hour to arrive at Katoomba. Since it was a foggy day all we did was taking some good photos.

The Three Sisters is the Blue Mountains’ most spectacular landmark. Located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 2.5 kilometres from the Great Western Highway, this iconic visitor attraction is experienced by millions of people each year.

The Three Sisters is essentially an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone.

The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours.  The Three Sisters is also floodlit until around 11pm each evening looking simply spectacular set against the black background of the night sky.

Each of the Three Sisters stand at 922, 918 and 906 metres tall, respectively.

That's over 3000 feet above sea level. 

The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that three sisters, 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo' lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe.

These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet tribal law forbade them to marry.

The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters causing a major tribal battle.

As the lives of the three sisters were seriously in danger, a witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe took it upon himself to turn the three sisters into stone to protect them from any harm. While he had intended to reverse the spell when the battle was over, the witchdoctor himself was killed. As only he could reverse the spell to return the ladies to their former beauty, the sisters remain in their magnificent rock formation as a reminder of this battle for generations to come.
"Sometimes I have Glimpsed this World Lit by a Dew Drop"
"Hanging like some Beautiful Crystal Ball from a Minute Fern Frond"

"An Immense Gulf is Unexpectedly seen through the Trees. This Kind of view was to me Quite Novel
and Extremely Magnificient"
"The Mountain Terminates in Abrupt Precipices of Immense Depth, at the Bottom of
which is a Gien. As Romantically Beautiful as can be Imagine"

Katoomba, Kedumba, Godoomba..... "The Valley of Falling Waters"

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