Tuesday, 12 April 2016

London Bridge, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

London Arch is an offshore natural arch formation in the Port Campbell National Park, Australia. The arch is a significant tourist attraction along the Great Ocean Road near Port Campbell in Victoria.

The span closer to the shoreline collapsed unexpectedly on 15 January 1990, leaving two tourists (Kelli Harrison and Davis Darrington) stranded on the outer span before being rescued by helicopter.
No one was injured in the event.  Prior to the collapse, the arch was known as London Bridge because of it's similarity to it's namesake.
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The sea below is from another lookout along the Great Ocean Road.












48 comments:

  1. So beautiful and peaceful! I could spend a few hours enjoying the spectacular views!

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  2. Beautiful view of the sea, beach and rock formation. I would love to visit too.

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  3. Amazing formations--- Beautiful captures. London Bridge is well named!

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    1. Thanks Bill. Most of know the nursery rhyme of London Bridge.

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  4. I like the perspective and the beautiful color of your photos. The 1 and 4, has a great, attractive visual.

    Kisses

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    1. The sea there, the colours are changing all the time. It's so very clean.

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  5. Nothing more intriguing for me than the ocean and the rock formations.

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    1. I think it intrigues most of us no matter where we live.
      Just think, there are people who have never seen the sea in person.

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  6. wow what great rocks in the sea..fantastic

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  7. Kelli and Davis were so lucky. They could so easily have been injured or killed instead of having a good story to tell.

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    1. They could have indeed. I bet they were rather worried at first.

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    1. Thanks Mildred but it's also a beautiful place to photograph.

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  9. It sure is scenic down along the Great Ocean Road. Was obviously a terrific day when you visited - beautiful blue skies, tranquil seas.
    Great photography
    Colin

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    1. Was a good autumn day, a little breezy but wasn't cold. So thankful for it being fine weather.

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  10. I can remember walking across that London Bridge as a teenager. It was open to the public to do that and was pretty hair-raising even then.

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    1. Gosh, did you!
      Then I expect those two that became stranded were worried.

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  11. I'd forgotten about the collapse and the two stranded on the remains. It is a good photo of the arch.

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    1. Thanks.
      I knew someone was stranded there when it collapsed, it obviously made out news at the time.

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  12. Another group of wonderful photos of a unique area of Australia...thank you. :)

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  13. Way back when I was in my mid teens on a family holiday we stopped to check this out I can remember that I found it fascinating my brother and baby sister didn't like it so much but they were only toddlers

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    1. One would expect little ones to not be too interested.

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  14. Such beauty, so lovely to see.
    The colours in your photo's are amazing, more so as I am currently looking at grey skies from my window!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Blue skies to come for you.
      Always good to look at sea and blue skies on a dull weather day.

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  15. Beautiful marine landscapes!
    Nature is unpredictable.
    Greetings

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  16. Absolutely beautiful!

    And yes, I'm back among the (blog) living. :)

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  17. OMGosh. I wonder if they'll bridge the gap.

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    1. I don't think so. If it was to be done it would be by now.

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  18. I recall being told that story when we visited. Lucky that no one was injured!

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    1. Extremely lucky no one was injured. Could have been a lot of people on the bridge at that time - thankfully their wasn't.

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  19. I love seeing naturally formed bridges and always feel sad when one eventually collapses.

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    1. Oh it is sad when they crumble into the sea and disappear - the 12 Apostles are due to that crumbling.

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  20. It is the most beautiful and rugged piece of coastland. Your photos are terrific.

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  21. What a fantastic coastline and what a view!

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  22. Doesn't get much more spectacular than this.

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