Thus the scenery of a limestone country depends on the solubility and permeability of the rocks, leading to the typical Karst-formations of caverns, swallowholes and underground stream courses, with the contingent phenomena of dry valleys and natural bridges.
Proteaceous plants, although not exclusively Australian, are exceedingly characteristic of Australian scenery, and are counted amongst the oldest flowering plants of the world.
Scenery and incident are more varied, and the poet has an opportunity for a more lyric interpretation of motive and character.
The scenery about the two Loughs Macnean is carved out in similarly scarped hills, rising to 2188 ft.
The wheels, called naoura, are of the most primitive construction, made of rough branches of trees, with palm leaf paddles, rude clay vessels being slung on the outer edge to catch the water, of which they raise a prodigious amount, only a comparatively small part of which, however, is poured into the aqueducts on top of the dams. These latter are exceedingly picturesque, often consisting of a series of well-built Gothic arches, and give a peculiar character to the scenery; but they are also great impediments to navigation.
Tossett or Toppid and Turaw mountains command extensive prospects, and form striking features in the scenery of the county.
Probably in point of number of species the preponderant family is Orchideae, though, as Hemsley remarks, they do not give character to the scenery, or constitute the bulk of the vegetation.
The topless Jeep offered an unfettered view of the spectacular scenery they entered as soon as they left the highway.
The railway between Mandas and Tortoli traverses some of the boldest scenery in the island, passing close to the Monte S.
Excursions may be made in all directions into the mountains, affording beautiful scenery and interesting views of the mining camps.
Marr, The Scientific Study of Scenery (London, 3900); Sir A.
Lubbock), The Scenery of Switzerland (London, 1896) and The Scenery of England (London, 1902).
Then, entering a deep gorge with lofty rock walls and magnificent scenery, it runs south-east to its junction with the Murad Su.
After running south-east through the grandest scenery, and closely approaching the source of the western Tigris, it turns south-west and leaves the mountains a few miles above Samsat (Samosata; altitude, 1500 ft.).
The cypress, as the olive, is found everywhere in the dry hollows and high eastern slopes of Corfu, of the scenery of which it is characteristic. As an ornamental tree in Britain the cypress is useful to break the outline formed by roundheaded low shrubs and trees.
There are no mountains of any considerable height in the Ogasawara Islands, but the scenery is hilly with occasional bold crags.
RHAYADER (Rhaiadr-Gwy), a market town of Radnorshire, Wales, situated amid wild and beautiful scenery on the left bank of the Wye, about '1 m.
The scenery in and about the city is noted for its picturesqueness, and this, with its delightful summer climate and historic interest, attracts a large number of visitors during the summer season.
In altitude), is very picturesque, and the scenery in the environs beautiful.
See also Mrs Walker, Eastern Life and Scenery (London,1886), and Old Tracks and New Landmarks (London, 1897); H.
These three rivers flow parallel to each other for some 300 m., deep hidden in narrow and precipitous troughs, amidst some of the grandest scenery of Asia; spreading apart where the Yank-tsze takes its course eastwards, not far north of the parallel of 25°.
They early introduce us to and detain us in scenery with which otherwise, at that age, we should have little acquaintance.
The town is the chief centre of business in East Galloway, and it is also resorted to in midsummer for its beautiful scenery and excellent fishing.
The town is situated in the valley of the Metauro, in the centre of fine scenery, at the meeting-point of roads to Fano, to the Furlo pass and Fossato di Vico (the ancient Via Flaminia), to Urbino and to Sinigaglia, the last crossing the river by a fine bridge.
See, for an excellent description of the scenery and history of the Israelite Jezreel, G.
It lies in the upper part of the Ribble valley, amid the wild scenery of the limestone hills of the Pennine system.
The scenery is fine, but wild and desolate in most parts, and of a kind that appeals rather to the northern genius than to the Italian, to whom, as a rule, Sardinia is not attractive.