Having shared some images of flowers and flora in Canberra for
last Friday’s Flowers and in the upcoming one, I thought I might include some photos I took around town. In an oops moment this post was supposed to have been scheduled for 17 April but I got it wrong.
The Aboriginal tent embassy has been a feature of the laws in front of Old Parliament house for years. Hard to imagine other countries tolerating it, irrespective of the merits of the case.
The view from Old Parliament House looks towards the Australian War Memorial – a reminder of the cost to Australia of its participation in wars.
Simpson and his donkey rescuing the injured at Gallipoli is part of our iconic historiography.
And in reverse, looking towards Parliament from the War Memorial.
A “jolly jumbuck” (sheep) reclining in a squatter’s chair…but why?
A morning balloon flight over Lake Burley Griffin would be fun I think. The building on the right is the National Library of Australia…a researcher’s heaven.