Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Passage des Escaliers Arrières

Le Passage d'Escalier Arrière a été appelé par le Capitaine Matthew Flinders en 1802, du temps il a rencontré le Capitaine français Nicolas Baudin.
Baudin était un cartographe brillant et il aurait donné un nom français à ce "passage". Je regrette que je ne puisse pas trouver ce nom.
La petite île bizarre à l'arrière-plan, avec les moulins - et seulement 3,000,000 de miles carrés de région, s'appelle l'Australie.
Herr Schaussengraben est allé à l'Île Kangourou il y a quelques jours, juste pour vous. Ma photo de cette vue était trop vague, donc nous pouvons tous le remercier.

Backstairs Passage was named by Captain Matthew Flinders in 1802, about the time he encountered the French Captain Nicolas Baudin.
Baudin was a brilliant cartographer and he would have given this "passage" a French name. I wish I could find this name.
The funny little island in the background, with the mills and only 3,000,000 square miles of area, is Oz.
Herr Schaussengraben went to Kangaroo Island a few days ago, just for you. My photo of this vista was too hazy, therefore we can all thank him.


Ame said...


This REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY looks like the Northern Californian Coast!!!

Down to the wind-catcher-windmill-thingies!!! LOL!

'Cept ours are back from the coast a ways, in the foothills!

I miss the beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeach!


Anonymous said...

It is a lovely photograph of a scene we don't have here where I live. Nice photo.

Anonymous said...

I had a bit of a search on the net, and found that Baudin named Backstairs Passage as "Detroit de Colbert". If you Google this, you will get a whole heap of information. There is even a collection of logs/diaries in the State Library that you might be able to access.