Sunday, October 10, 2010

Glasshouse Mountains, Australia

The postcard depicts Glasshouse Montains by Ann Graham

Published by Boolarong Publications, 12 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills, Queensland. 
Fine Art Postcard No. 21

Glass House Mountains National Park is a national park in Queensland (Australia), 70 km (43 mi) northeast of Brisbane. It consists of a flat plain punctuated by rhyolite and trachyte volcanic plugs, the cores of extinct volcanoes that formed 27 million to 26 million years ago.[1][2] The mountains would once have had pyroclastic exteriors, but these have eroded away.
The park was established in 1994. On the 23 June 2010 the Queensland Government announced the expansion of the park to include an additional 2,117 hectares.


Gattina said...

It's a pity that Australia is so far away from here on the other side of the world ! I am still hesitating to go there because of 20 h lasting flight with correspondences etc.

Thom said...

You actually get the feeling you ate looking through glass. Very nice.

maryt/theteach said...

thanks guys for your comments. I forget how long it took us to get to australia but it was worth every minute, Gattina!

TheCunningRunt said...

That looks like a place I'd love to visit, with camera in hand!

chubskulit said...

That's gorgeous Mary!