Monthly Archives: February 2018

At the cemetery on the last day of summer.

It has been a hot day for the last day of summer. We had lunch in Queanbeyan, just over the New South Wales border, and stopped at the cemetery on the way home. There was an aeroplane flying really low over the graves just before (Canberra Airport is nearby), but all my pictures were so bad!

Beneath that is a blurry from-the-car picture of some of the gazillion kangaroos around here. This is what plenty of our suburbs look like. Yes, Canberra has a serious kangaroo issue!

Queanbeyan Lawn Cemetery near Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 28th February 2018 Blue Sky end of Summer

Kangaroos Queanbeyn Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 28th February 2018

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Four Years

Kyiv Ukraine Euromaidan Memorials Sonya Heaney May 2016

A memorial to the dead I photographed in 2016.

Today is the fourth anniversary of the end of Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution. On the 20th of February, 2014 pro-Russian snipers took to the streets and shot and killed as many civilians as they could manage.

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Snipers in the same spot the memorials are now.

The revolution resulted in overthrowing the corrupt, dictatorial oligarch in charge of the country, but he fled to Russia and paved the way for Putin’s invasion shortly afterwards.

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Go Ukraine!

Huge congratulations to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Abramenko for his Olympic gold medal win in men’s aerials freestyle skiing! It was not expected.

Ukraine's Oleksandr Abramenko won the men's aerials freestyle skiing gold medal to break Belarus' dominance in the event at the Winter Olympics..

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Monday Summer Sunset in Canberra #2

IMG_5673 Canberra Australia Summer Sunset Sonya Heaney 12th February 2018 Australian Capital Territory Tuggeranong Sky Clouds Nature

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12/02/2018 · 9:57 pm

Monday Summer Sunset in Canberra #1

IMG_5664 Canberra Australia Summer Sunset Sonya Heaney 12th February 2018 Australian Capital Territory Tuggeranong Sky Clouds Nature

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12/02/2018 · 9:55 pm

Australian Parliament – Canberra

Note: I took this from the back seat of the car at lunchtime today! Parliament House is covered in scaffolding at the moment, so it doesn’t look so great (plus, the government voted to put that awful “anti-terrorist” fence up, and ruin the beautiful lawns).

I thought I took at least one better picture on the way back, but they were all too blurry to use!

Parliament of Australia Australian Parliament Canberra Australian Capital Territory Sonya Heaney 10th February 2018 Summer Blue Sky etc

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Friday summer sunset in Canberra

With power lines!

Canberra Australia Summer Sunset 9th February 2018 Sonya Heaney Tuggeranong Sky Clouds Nature

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