Australia - Steamboats at the Port of Echuca
There was a time when steamboats plied the Murray River to carry produce and timber on their way to Melbourne and Adelaide. Today it's mainly tourists that get carried about, but they still do it in style. These majestic boats add a touch of class to the rugged landscape of the Murray as they disappear around the bend, just plumes of steam or the high pitched whistle rising above the river gums.
These images were taken for Tourism Victoria as part of a series of travel stories about regional trains and rural destinations. Echuca is a great escape for anyone looking for a charming bit of old-world charm, and holds annual festivals for Blues and Jazz.
And here's 4000 more photos from Victoria/Australia...
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Photography for Travellers
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"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."