Saturday, 12 January 2008

Donnant sur la jolie vallée de Picadilly, de Mont Lofty


Le Mont Lofty (727 mètres) est le point culminant de la chaîne du Mont-Lofty, à l'est d'Adélaïde. Le premier européen à accéder à son sommet fut Capitaine Collet Barker en avril 1831, près de sept ans avant la fondation d'Adélaïde. Le mont doit son nom à Capitaine Matthew Flinders lors de son tour de l'Australie en 1802. Mont Lofty donne sur la vallée stupéfiante de Piccadilly dans la région de vin de collines d'Adelaïde, seulement 15 minutes de la zone centrale des affaires d'Adelaïde.
Overlooking the pretty Picadilly Valley, from Mount Lofty.
Mount Lofty, 2380 feet, is the highest point in the Mount Lofty Ranges. It was first climbed by explorer Collet Barker in April 1831, almost seven years before Adelaide was settled. It was named by Matthew Flinders on his circumnavigation of Australia in 1802.
Mount Lofty overlooks the breathtaking Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills wine region, only 15 minutes from Adelaide's central business district.

4 comments:

lynn said...

What a fantastic view M. Benaut and i love the hazy blue...

Gypsy said...

Some day I hope to live in the Adelaide Hills. Perhaps we will even be neighbours.

Mme Benaut said...

Ha ha Gypsy girl!

PierreJ said...

A great pic of the view from Mount Lofty - I can hardly believe that such a rustic scene is so near to the CBD of Adelaide... its quite reminiscent of some Western Cape landscapes. Well captures - keep up the good work! Greetings from Cape Town, Pierre