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What Makes Australia’s Blue Mountains Blue?

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The Blue Mountains are a mountain range in New South Wales, Australia on the edge of Sydney. But why are they so blue?

Maybe they lost the love of their life. They are broken-hearted, paralyzed by regret and the weight of what could have been. Or, like Hamlet in his famous soliloquy, they are overwhelmed by the struggle of existence yet terrified at the “undiscovered country” that waits after death?
Perhaps Pablo Picasso created them. Did he secretly visit Australia’s rainforests during his Blue Period? Or maybe they have simply been holding their breath for too long?
I asked the Blue Mountains why they were so blue and they didn’t answer… they only sat there. So, I Googled it. (I had to wait until I got home, mobile phone reception was spotty up there.)

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