Acacia Motor Lodge
Travel Blogs from Canberra
... we'd had the whole trip, right by the entrance. We got through security and wandered through the building. Apparently they let anyone in here without too much scrutiny. We were happy to be indoors as the temperatures outside had crept up to 37 degrees. We both enjoyed having a nosey at where the politicians congregate and got to go up onto the grass covered roof for a great view out over the city. Next we headed to the Australian War Memorial which ...
... 100 km from Sydney and in the interim period, Melbourne was to be the seat of the Houses of Parliament.
*So having decided to build a Capital City from scratch, the next important stage of the process was to design it. An international competition was organised. It was a time when town planners were heavily influenced by the garden city movement. Indeed we imagined Canberra would be an upmarket Milton Keynes or Welwyn Garden ...
We'd passed quite a few kangaroos (Sarah explained to me that the single ones were usually males and the ones in groups, females) before we finally found a pair that were nervous about us but didn't race away into the bush. I finally managed to get a picture - very cute. We saw a few skinks and lots of birds along the way but no other animals. I think we were chattering to loudly to be honest. Fortunately we ...
... by being
involved in miniature investigations or by learning about the work of the CSIRO.
Lunch was very exotic in many ways. Not because of the food
choice (a sausage sizzle) but because of the location on Capital Hill. As we
sat on the patch of grass outside of Parliament House, I was convinced that the
students weren’t appreciating the rarity or significance of where they were.
And this was ok, as they were getting some energy for ...
... an overtaking lane, only to slow down again at the end of it...most annoying.
Anyway we reached Canberra about midday and drove straight to Parliament House. Had lunch in the Parliament cafe and then took the boys on a crash course through the two Houses and other features like the Great Hall. Harrison was most interested in the portraits on the wall of our past PMs and he seemed to know that those on the north wall were now all ...
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