The Tour of Gondwana
A chance for me to reminisce
and share with others
On this page, you will find a series of video slideshows I made during the Tour. Originally, these were available for download only, using BitTorrent. However, there are now more practical video hosting options available, and the slideshows are finally viewable using a streaming player. In addition to simply being much more convenient, this allows viewers to watch only the sections that interest them, a big plus considering the shows last a total of thirteen and one-half hours. The starting times of the various sections are listed in the right sidebar.
If you have watched any of these before, you will find little that is new here. However, each slideshow has been completely redone, increasing the resolution, significantly improving the image enhancements, correcting a few misidentifications in the captions, identifying many things that were unknown previously, and correcting a few general playback issues.
It is my hope that viewers will find these interesting and informative.
Note: (Jan. 02016) There is an issue with the current version of the Google HTML5 player that may prevent the "Full Screen" toggle form working. However, if you force the video to "Pop out" by clicking the upper right-hand corner, the Full Screen option in the resulting new Tab seems to work, at least it does in most browsers. Sorry for the confusion, Full Screen is much more appealing, of course.
Stage 1: Australia
This slideshow features many birds, and a variety of other natural treasures, found on the continent Down Under. Shorter excursions to Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste provide a more cultural feel, while the final third of the show gives a good impression of what it is actually like to cross the Outback.
Stage 2: Asia
Historic and sacred sites take the lead in the second slideshow, as is befitting for a region of the world as crowded as southern Asia. The difficulty of this Stage may not be adequately conveyed by these pleasing images, however.
Stage 3: Africa
It will not be surprising to anyone that the fauna and flora of the great continent of Africa dominate this presentation. However, from time to time, distinctive human works present themselves in a very intriguing way.
Stage 4: South America
The longest Stage gets the longest slideshow, by far. There is something for everyone in this one, including nature, history, and modern societies.
Stage 5: Central America
Though it covers a relatively short Stage, this presentation includes some fascinating sites, and wraps up the Tour of Gondwana with a look back at the entire route.
Extra: Standing on Gondwana
After I first posted the Stage 1 slideshow, I received a few comments that there were not enough images of me standing in front of things. If you like that type of image, then this short video is for you. Don’t even bother with the others.