The evening sun slots between the clouds to light up Hobart, from Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia

The evening sun slots between the clouds to light up Hobart, from Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia
The evening sun slots between the clouds to light up Hobart, from Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia. Mt Wellington at 1269 metres tall is the dominant feature of the Hobart skyline. The higher reaches are often covered in show, even at times in summer. There is a sealed road to the top, though it is quite narrow in places and care is needed when passing oncoming traffic. It is a very popular place for visitors, and there is extensive parking and an attractive glass enclosed lookout.

Mt Wellington was originally known as 'Table Mountain' a name given by Matthew Flinders in 1791 because it looks a bit like Table Mountain at Table Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. It was renamed 'Mt Wellington' in 1832 in honour of the Duke of Wellington who finally defeated Napoleon in 1815.

In this pic the sunlight slots between the clouds and lights up the city of Hobart, with the iconic Tasman Bridge on the left of the picture. September 2016.

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