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Today in Canberra

Rainbow flags on the drive up to Parliament House this afternoon. There’s another set closer over the bridge, but you can’t see them in this picture. Those flagpoles are used for national flags when presidents visit etc.

There are rainbow things everywhere in Canberra – in fact, there have been for months (including the airport – the anti-gay politicians flying in have to see it every time), but now they’ve painted footpaths and roads!

The day after the gay marriage vote Canberra 74% Sonya Heaney Parliament House Australia 16th November 2017

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Half-Mast at Parliament House

The flag of Australia’s Parliament House, Canberra at half-mast for the funeral of our former Governor-General Ninian Stephen today. I took this from the car.

The sun reflecting off the metal is insane (so much for the so-called “cloudy day” here!).

Flags at all of Canberra’s national monuments were lowered for the occasion.

Flags across the country have been lowered to honour one of Australia's former governors-general, Sir Ninian Stephen, who died on October 29. Parliament House Canberra 8th November 2017

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Saturday in Canberra

The view from the back of the car when we were driving past Parliament House in Canberra this afternoon. We had lunch at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant (by the way, the staff = terrible! They messed up our order literally half a dozen times – e.g. wrong drinks, then three entrées we didn’t order – and then CHARGED US for it!). It was a lovely, sunny day.

One day I’ll sit in the front of the car and take a decent picture!

Canberra Australia Parliament House Sunny Afternoon Sonya Heaney Blue Sky 3rd June 2017

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Before the Rain

Heading home from lunch in the city today, with the clouds coming over Parliament House. It was a nice, much warmer, much sunnier day than predicted until the rain came.

This was taken from the back seat of the car, so it’s not very good!

New Parliament House Canberra Australia Sky Clouds Autumn 30th March 2017

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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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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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Top of Australian Parliament…

…In Canberra. Just a random shot of the (double-decker bus-sized) flag – which I took from the back of the car!

Parliament House Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Australian Flag 2nd April 2016

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