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?
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.
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.
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.
Driving past the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra on another sunny winter’s afternoon.
Sunny days in Canberra. Spring is on the way…
“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.