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March 14th 2014
Published: March 14th 2014
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Day 2: Katoomba Town, Sydney
Earlier this morning on the way to Mt. Wilson, I stopped by the Blue Mountain National Park visitor center in Katoombatown on route 32, Great Western Highway. The panoramic view of the famous Three Sister rock formation and the lush rolling mountains stretches far into the horizon. Blue Mountain is a favorite weekend gateway spot for Sydneysiders. There are hundreds of hiking trails descending down towards the deep lush valleys with electrifying views of the interior of the rain forests. Visiting Katoomba would not be complete without staying at The Carrington Hotel. Stepping into the lobby of this hotel was like riding on a time machine and arriving in the year 1882. The interior of this hotel featured the 19th century Victorian orderliness, ornamentation, wallpaper, and woodwork. Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, English Rococo, and Neoclassical furniture filled the corridors, the parlor, the dining room, and the saloon. Absorbing this time capsule, I daydreamed of being surrounded by gentlemen wearing black double breasted black frock coats with silk vests, top hats and contrasting pants. The women stood by their men equipped with pantalets, chemises with embroiled hems, shapely corsets, petticoats, and umbrella-shape hoop skirts.<br style="color:񑘕 font-family: Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;" />Driving Vacation Complete Story, Pictures, and map, visit:


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