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  1. By popular(ish) request, here are a few more random photos. Mostly quite pretty ones, which might even be suitable as wallpaper, or perhaps for Doom skies, etc. They are in chronological order.

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    The Mont Blanc massif, viewed from the Italian side.

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    Franz Josef Glacier (New Zealand), viewed from a helicopter. Note that another helicopter is visible in the picture.

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    Lake Gunn, on the road to Milford Sound (NZ).

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    Milford Sound and Mitre Peak (NZ).

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    Moeraki Boulders (NZ).

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    Benmore Power Station (NZ). The water really is that colour - due to the minerals brought down by the glaciers.

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    Aoraki/Mount Cook (NZ) - 3754 m.

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    A glacier at Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

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    Southern Alps (NZ), viewed from the air.

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    Skippers Canyon, near Queenstown (NZ).

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    "The Gorilla" in Skippers Canyon (NZ).

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    The Remarkables, near Queenstown (NZ). These were the mountains of Mordor (or whatever) in LOTR.

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    View across Lake Wakatipu (looking west) from the top of Queenstown Hill (NZ).

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    View across Lake Wakatipu (looking south) from the top of Queenstown Hill (NZ).

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    Sunset in Queenstown/Lake Wakatipu (NZ).

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    Night in Queenstown/Lake Wakatipu (NZ).

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    "Henry" the tuatara, at Southland Museum, Invercargill (NZ). He's at least 120 years old.

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    Rainforest in Stewart Island (NZ).

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    Purakaunui Falls on the Catlins coast (NZ).

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    The inside of a tree near Purakaunui Falls (NZ).

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    A part of Afghanistan, from the air.

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    Another part of Afghanistan, from the air.

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    Langkofel Group viewed from Sass Pordoi, Dolomites, Italy.

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    Part of southern Greenland, viewed from the air.

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    Sunset just south of the Arctic Circle, off the coast of Norway.

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    2. Grazza

      Grazza

      I've added another Afghanistan image, a little less brown, and more weird-looking.

    3. Planky

      Planky

      Why is it that it takes an outsider to make me realize how lucky I am to live in a place like NZ...

      Edit: Pictures like that make me want to fasttrack my plans to tour the south island on motorbike.

    4. Grazza

      Grazza

      That's often the way it goes. People often forget that they can be a tourist in their own country, or even their own town.

      Though having spent about 10 weeks in NZ over the last three years I don't feel like that much of an outsider any more (that and the lack of any culture shock, I suppose). And wandering around Queenstown I'm more likely to bump into someone I know than I am here in Kingswood.

      The absence of North Island pics shouldn't be taken to suggest that there is less worth seeing there of course. Just I have spent less time in North Island, and it's been mostly the really touristy stuff, and there was some bad luck with the weather too ("behind that cloud there's a spectacular volcano...").

      If you want any tips on being a tourist in southern South Island, let me know.

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