Canberra Rex Hotel
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... from or to Capital Hill. You will see one of the photos I took is from the War Memorial and the view is directly down the avenue to first the old Parliament House and on to the new Capital Hill.
But tomorrow we have the National Museum of Australia and both the Old and New Parliament Houses on our agenda. Since Mr Abbott was clearly in town today at Question Period ( read the local paper tonight) we are going to plan our ...
... a war memorial? The name is misleading, it is in reality the Australian equivalent of London's Imperial War Museum. Being 2015 a new Gallipoli gallery had just been opened and indeed the whole place was brilliant and well attended. It is quite surprising how many wars Australia has managed to get involved in its short history; usually at the invitation of Britain or America and often not well looked upon arrival. Rather optimistically the remembrance quad lined with the names of ...
... Time well spent. From Questacon we drove to Parliament House. It is a striking building and the story of its design was intriguing.
Our tour of Parliament House started in the Great Hall where we were able to admire the enormous tapestry which replicates the nearby painting by Arthur Boyd. Sewing Ladies (Stitch & B groupJ), you thought we were slow to finish some projects; this tapestry took 12 weavers 4 and a half years to complete! Our guide showed us ...
... 1920’s, Canberra hardly grew until John Overall, an architect by profession,was given specific responsibility to develop Australia’s capital city. When he started his role in 1958 Canberra only had a population of 36.000 people. His vision paved the way for some of the wonderful buildings and monuments that you can see in Canberra today.
*Our next stop of the day is the National War Memorial. If you are in Canberra, it is ...
... clean and quiet so we were happy. Our first night! We went to the shop for a bottle of wine and settled down for a dinner of cheese and crackers and wine, we accepted we wouldn't be able to get a hot meal here. However upon walking down the road in the other direction of the shop the next day we found a take away, a pub and a restaurant....oh well!! After a comfortable night, both temperature and mattress wise, we headed off into day 2 of our journey. Joes ...