In 1913 the citizens of Lawson erected a street lamp as a memorial to mark the centenary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth in 1813.
With the passing of another 100 years in May 2013 the citizens of Lawson again gathered to celebrate the crossing. The party reenacting the crossing unveiled a bust of Lawson in the park where the street lamp still stands -- you can see it in the background.
As Jim commented the other day it was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for a picnic or stroll in the bush.
The Cliff Drive breaks at this point and starts again a little further along winding its way from Katoomba to Leura. I love this drive and take it whenever I can, even when it's out of my way. I hope you have enjoyed this quick peak at its delights.
Around the corner you come across Scenic World, a popular tourist destination with it scenic thrill rides. I didn't get any shots on this trip but I have posted them before -- the Scenic Railway, the Skyway and Cableway.
Also this vicinity there a couple of Christian convention centres.
Cliff Drive is a name with much promise. But interestingly, like Sublime Point Road, also starts with a golf course. In the distance you can see the chimney at the Carrington Hotel, a Katoomba landmark. It's a relic of the power station that brought electricity to the town 100 years ago,