Blue Mountains National Park

March 25, 2008


Referred by: James Russell, DJRD Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Architects
Summary authors & editors: James Russell, Jim Foster

The photo above shows a portion of Blue Mountains National Park, approximately 1 hour by car from Sydney, Australia. These strikingly eroded mountains are largely composed of horizontal sedimentary strata. The blue haze giving the mountains their name results from the release of hydrocarbons in nearby eucalyptus forests. When seen from a distance, through the haze, the mountains have a decidely decidedly bluish hue. Photo taken on September 22, 2007.