Seen around Canberra

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. IMG_0798

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 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.

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The view from Old Parliament House looks towards the Australian War Memorial – a reminder of the cost to Australia of its participation in wars.

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Simpson and his donkey rescuing the injured at Gallipoli is part of our iconic historiography.

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And in reverse, looking towards Parliament from the War Memorial.

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A “jolly jumbuck” (sheep) reclining in a squatter’s chair…but why?

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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.

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3 thoughts on “Seen around Canberra

  1. Great photos, Canberra certainly has lots to see and do. I love the vista from the War Memorial to Parliament House or reversed.. a great design. So glad to see the carousel is still there, I have fond memories of watching our children’s faces light up when they saw it many years ago. Unfortunately, it wasn’t open on that day.. As for the jumbuck in the squatter’s chair…why indeed?

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