Monthly Archives: August 2016

Under Construction

Stopped by Woden on the way home this afternoon, to check out the construction site (new apartments, I think…??).

What is shocking is that where this construction is happening, a few years ago it was the location of my old ballet school. Four dance studios – now that massive construction site (you can only see part of it in this shot from the car). How did they fit so much on there?

Under Construction Apartments Woden Canberra Australia 20th August 2016 Sonya Oksana Heaney.

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Battle of Long Tan in Canberra

My Vietnam veteran father attended the fiftieth anniversary commemoration for the Battle of Long Tan in Canberra today. He knew people there, but the battle took place two years before he arrived in Vietnam.

He was the organiser for the Battle of Binh Ba commemoration a few years ago (which he did fight in), which took place at the same spot (the Vietnam memorial on Anzac Parade, running down from the Australian War Memorial).

When my father and another veteran went out to lunch, a woman saw their medals and paid for the whole thing. They didn’t know until after she had gone!

Here are his unedited pictures from today.

It was a gorgeous day, and the military flyovers came straight over our house, but I couldn’t make it to the actual event this time.

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8164

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8155

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8208

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8186

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8223

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8195

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8142

Battle of Long Tan Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration Christopher Heaney Sonya Heaney 18th August 2016 Canberra Australia Anzac ParadeDSCN8213

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Driving home in Canberra.

Over the lake and past Parliament House to get home after a birthday lunch this afternoon. The whole street has flags for Science Week.

I took the picture from the back seat of the car, so it’s not great.

Parliament House and Science Week Flags Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 17th August 2016

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Hotel Hotel Canberra

The entrance to Canberra’s award-winning Hotel Hotel this afternoon. We went there (to Monster) for lunch for my aunt’s birthday. This is the famous flight of stairs up to the check-in and bar.

Hotel Hotel Canberra  Australia Foyer Entrance Sonya Heaney 17th August 2016

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On the road…

Driving past the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra on another sunny winter’s afternoon.

14th August 2016 Sonya Oksana Heaney On the road Canberra Australia Winter Trees Blue Sky Road Nature

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Wattle’s Out

Sunny days in Canberra. Spring is on the way…

Wattle Canberra Australia Winter 14th August 2016 Sonya Heaney Garden Nature

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Driving in Canberra

“Fantastic” shot from the back of the car this afternoon! Parliament House in Canberra emerging from the trees while we were headed to a bar.

Beautiful day, however. Spring is well and truly here.

Parliament House Canberra Sonya Heaney14th August 2016 Capital Hill FLag Trees.JPG.jmdqiob

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