John & Dots Katoomba Sights Tour
John and Dot enjoying a trike ride on a misty Katoomba Morning since the fog was to thick for the usual sights we took them to Faifax Manner which was lived in by John Fairfax also stopping at the Hydro Majestic built in 1904 with an amazing dome roof The dome was pre-fabricated in Chicago and shipped to Australia.
Hydro Majestic The Hydro Majestic spans over a kilometre atop a breathtaking escarpment in Australia’s World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. From this lofty watch post encircled in swirling winter mists, the famously historic Hydro Majestic has surveyed the Megalong Valley and surrounding ridges for over one hundred years. The Hydro Majestic was built by retailing magnate Mark Foy; opening its doors for the first time in the bitter winter of 1904. Certainly its metaphorical positioning on the edge of a sheer cliff speaks volumes about Foy, who lived a marvellously grand life built on many a high risk venture. Today, Mark Foy’s presence lingers still: the Hydro Majestic a fitting homage to his daring creativity and limitless imagination.