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Hmm, so apparently McLeod's Daughters is filmed in Barossa Valley. Wouldn't have thought that, since when I watched it I never saw anything winery-related and the place is filled with them. But that's what our tour guide said: "It's filmed right over there." Pointing somewhere to the general direction of plenty of fields.

So, now I know how to taste wine correctly. That's exactly what we did on the tour, all day until everyone was a little tipsy-ish and more than a little happy. Jacob's Creek, Vine Crest, Richmond Grove and Bethany. Sparkling wine, white wine, red wine, port. Apparently one is not allowed to use the word champagne anymore, it's sparkling wine. Boohoo.

We also saw the world's biggest rocking horse (!) and the Whispering Wall, which was actually amazing - you can whisper something on one end and the people on the other end (about 100 metres away) will hear it crystal-clear. This was discovered a long time ago when the wall (or a dam) was built and a couple of workers were bitching about their boss, who was at the other side. Needless to say what happened to them...

I have pictures on Facebook, these links should be accessible also to people who don't have an account there. Barossa Valley is gorgeous but the bloody sunlight ruined some of my pictures, it's just too bright for them to come out right. Some other pictures can be found there as well, if anyone's interested. I haven't had the chance yet to put any descriptions to them so use your imagination...

Barossa Valley: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=22326&l=578d4&id=667542009
Adelaide & Glenelg: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=22152&l=727a0&id=667542009
Melbourne: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21982&l=0eeab&id=667542009
Victoria coast (Geelong etc.): http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=21983&l=15814&id=667542009
Sydney (though most were already posted on LJ): http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=15056&l=972ec&id=667542009

Tomorrow's my last day in Adelaide *sniffle*. I really like it.


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Jun. 6th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
The Whispering Wall reminds me of the one in Grand Central Station that you, me and Alicia tried out. :D
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Ooh, these pictures are great! I haven't had a chance to go through them in detail, but I looked at all the thumbnails and clicked on a few. I'll go back and look through them more carefully when you've got captions up to go with them. :)

The winery sounds like fun! Where are you going after Adelaide?
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