Alice Springs, look around

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Today, I’m taking some time to visit Alice Springs where the Aboriginal art is everywhere. From what I’ve seen they show essentially fine and modern art but I certainly missed some gallery around.

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This is another beautiful day without any single cloud. I’m going back to the city centre for a visit :-)

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This is Todd River, well Todd River’s bed I must say because the water is not running on the surface now. It can be dangerous to camp here at night because, as said Neil, it can rain 100 kilometres away from here and the water could flow here later without warning! I won’t try :-)

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I’m going to visit Anzac hill from where there is a 360 degrees view on Alice Springs.

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The war memorial.

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Panoramic view on the MacDonnell Range! The city center is on the right side as “the Gap” as well.

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This is the other side of the MacDonnell Range.

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The Gap :-) Just where I come from.

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MacDonnell Range again :-)

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Wider view.

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This is the opposite side of the city center. In fact, Darwin is somewhere there, 1500km away :-)

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Alice Springs is a new town in an ancient landscape that is one of the World’s oldest and most stable geological areas. “The Alice” is built on the floodplains of the Todd and Charles Rivers in the heart of the MacDonnell Ranges, which extend 400 kilometres east and west of the town.


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I’m now going to book a tour to visit Uluru, Kings Canyon and another place. Charles, a friend of the Team who join yesterday night told me that this Emu Run Tours company was good so I’m going straight to it.

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This is the city centre where no car is allow. An this is here where I found most of the art gallery.

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Small street with nice cafe and plants around.


Let’s start the visit! I could not take any pictures of the paints so I bought some postcards and take a picture of it! The result is satisfied and it gives an idea of what is Aboriginal fine art :-) I wish I had the money to buy some paint but it’s far too expensive for my budget. The price start from $40 for a tiny one until $50000! One day… Maybe… Enjoy, these one are free to watch ;-)

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Country by Trisha Petyarre.

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Alpite by Kylie Kemarre.

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Mountain Devil Lizard by Violet Petyarre.

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Bush Medicine by Patsy Long Kemarre.

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Wild Flowers by Sacha Long Petyarre.

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Leaves by Gloria Petyarre.

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Leaves by Gloria Petyarre.

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Ahakeye Dreaming by Lindsay Bird Mpetyane.

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Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard) by Gloria Petyarre.

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Tharrkarr by Sandra Jones Petyarr.

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Altoora by Mary Morton Kemarre.

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Yam Dreaming by Greeny Purvis Petyarre.

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Anaty by Lisa Mills Pwerl.

3 thoughts on “Alice Springs, look around

  1. Mon préféré : La montagne au Diable ! Lol.Sinon, jolie ville Alice Springs … mais ils font comment pour l’eau s’il n’y en a nulle part ? Ils récupèrent et ils stockent quand il y a des inondations ?

  2. Great photos Damien,
    I’m sure you will have a great time with Emu Tour.
    It’s been windy and raining for over a week here.
    No flies though !

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