Sunset O’er Blue Mountains

The Blue mountains always leave me spellbound. Serenely standing tall, this magnificent and marvelous dissected plateau comprises of mountain ranges and escarpments. It is no wonder that in the year 2000, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Area.

You will find numerous posts depicting it’s beauty on my site …  Be it lookoutswalking trails, scenic world or the steepest train.  But until last Saturday, what I had never seen before was a sunset over the mountains. Sounds charming doesn’t it?

Since it’s summer in Sydney, we have light for a longer period. In addition, due to daylight saving, the sunset time is now at around 8 pm. 

My husband and I drove to the Katoomba with the sole aim of watching the sunset. 
There were already many visitors with the same idea. The drive took about an hour, from north-west of Sydney to reach Echo Point. 

The famous Three Sisters Rock at Echo Point, Katoomba
There was a mysterious hue that day, the mountains looked foggy and blurred… maybe it was the sunlight. Jamison Valley looked extraordinarily blue when compared to other days.

Waiting… waiting… for the sun to go down.

And then the Magic happened.

I couldn’t stop looking back as we walked away, towards the parking area. 

19 thoughts on “Sunset O’er Blue Mountains

  1. What beautiful photos! I can see why there were many visitors. Gorgeous shots!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    ~Joy @ joysweb

  2. Absolutely stunning captures, Rajlakshmi. I'm just thinking how much more beautiful it must have been to experience the sight for yourself.

  3. Wow! Each and every picture was a sight to behold; I would never have returned from the place, Raj! It was magnificent, indeed! I loved the name "Three sisters rock". I am sure there must be a story behind it, too! 🙂

  4. What a beautiful place to witness the magical moments of the nature! The fourth picture of the sunset is soooo beautiful and picturesque.

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