Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Trip Start Dec 30, 2006
Trip End Feb 26, 2007

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Aussies around these parts would have you believe that over the course of the day - as the sun arcs from east to west - this rock shows a spectrum of colours to rival Joseph's Dreamcoat.

We arrived mid-afternoon when the rock was looking a reddish-brown. Yet incredibly, to my astonishment, by late afternoon it had changed to a hue of cappachino and tangerine with a hint of copper. Unbelievably, as dusk approached the colours had shifted to an ochre-mocha with swirls of burnt umber complimented by mottled chestnut and balanced by tints of peach. Lastly, with the onset of the evening and fading light, the Rock mutated into a shade of puce and licorice with a subtle undercurrent of rust and mulberry.

Or maybe as the day progressed the Rock remained the same reddish-brown and simply just cast a few more shadows. I'm afraid to say I couldn't see this kaleidoscope of colours, to me it looked like the Emperor wasn't wearing any clothes!

~ Ben
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