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Uluru, Australia | Known more commonly as Ayers Rock, Uluru is a sandstone rock that is 1,145 feet tall and has a circumference figure of almost 6 miles. A World Heritage Site and part of the Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru is considered to be one of the most beautiful sites in Australia, largely because of its unusual rock formations and sacredness to the Aboriginal people of the surrounding area. |
Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Australia; UNESCO World Heritage Site
Not climbing Ulura is a sign of respect to the original custodians of the land. It is culturally insensitive to climb this place of indigenous sacred sites
I had no idea, my apologies 24 years late.
There are now signs up at the foot of Uluru explaining to tourists that the custodians of The Rock would prefer people not to climb it. There were no such signs at the time you climbed, Tabitha. Many people still do the climb, but not as many as in the past. The road to reconciliation is a long one - your apology has just made the journey that bit shorter! Thank you :-)
Climbed many, many years ago
Uluru, Australia: Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia.
Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) Australia--For local photographer Peter Carroll, it was a 20 year wait to capture rain on the rock
For those of us not in Austraila, or paying attention to such changes as the naming of the magnificent wonder of the world, it has been Ayers Rock forever. So for the original porter to put (also known as...) is very important. Now that I know the change in name (thanks Laura) I will refer to as Uluru, out of respect. Karla, I'm sure that was your way of being "accepting of others" but please realize that you should "accept" the fact not everyone has the knowledge you do. So a better explaination next time would be appreciated.
Thanks for posting this. The original is at: http://petercarroll.visuals... along with many others Peter Carroll made the same rainy morning. Laura has the correct history which she stated, above. As it is an aboriginal sacred site, and it has been for tens of thousands of years, it is disrespectful for people to continue to call it Ayers Rock, simply because he was the first European attempting to walk across the Australian desert. We need to move beyond this colonial, myopic view. Instead, concentrate on the beauty and spirituality which is palpable there. Be open to receive the special, unique "vibes". You know it's a world treasure, and these photos draw you in as I've never seen photos be able to capture it quite this way before!
I'm having a hard time finding the effect of the rain..
Such an interesting place. They ask you to not take pictures of certain sacred "areas" on the rock itself. They also discourage tourists to climb it, but everyone does it.
Avant's Principal has visited Indigenous sites over many years, this is one ancient art piece that she photographed.
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Uluru Waterfalls (Ayers Rock) Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia by steve strike, via Flickr
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Photographer: Steve Strike Object Name: Waterfall at Uluru City: Alice Springs State/Province: Northern Territory Country: Australia Source: Outback Photographics |