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Poppies at Parliament House

Today was the second-last day the poppies for the First World War were on display at Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra.

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Poppies at Parliament House

Today was the second-last day the poppies for the First World War were on display at Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra.

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Parliament House

Australian Parliament from the car on this gorgeous Friday afternoon in Canberra.

Australian Parliament House Canberra Australia Blue Sky Sunny Afternoon Winter Sonya Heaney 27th July 2018

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Winter in Canberra

Big skies in Canberra as we drove past Parliament House on the weekend.

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Saturday in Canberra

Parliament House from the bridge this afternoon. We were on our way home from the amazing Cartier exhibition at the National Gallery and lunch at Canberra’s oldest Italian restaurant.

Parliament House Cockatoo Canberra Australia Dusk Sonya Heaney 30th June 2018

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Sunday in Canberra

We were worried. After months of blue skies and no rain, Saturday was a terrible day. Sunday was the day of the Coral-Balmoral (Vietnam War) 50th anniversary service on Anzac Parade (the street that runs from the Australian War Memorial towards Parliament House). Hundreds of people came for it.

We were lucky: we had a sunny day, despite the forecast.

The first picture is (duh!) Parliament House, taken from the back of the car yesterday afternoon. It’s still all wrapped up for renovations. I’m not sure they should’ve done it EXACTLY when we’re celebrating the building being open for thirty years.

The second picture was taken at the side of the Vietnam War Memorial – you can see the wall of the main thing on the right – hours after the service (we went back after lunch to take a few more pictures), of the wreaths that were laid by dignitaries etc.

Australian Parliament House Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 13th May 2018 Capital Hill Mother_s Day Blue Sky Sunny Afternoon Autumn

Vietnam War Memorial Anzac Parade Coral and Balmoral 50 Fifty Years Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 13th May 2018

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Australian Parliament – Canberra

If it’s a bit blurry it’s because I took this from the back seat of a car this afternoon (zooming past other people’s heads and arms etc.)! It’s 30+ something degrees in Canberra today, and will be again tomorrow, and tonight we have Skyfire (fireworks) on the lake.

It was a pretty great St Patrick’s Day. I had no idea so many people would come into the city all dressed up – I deliberately didn’t wear green because I thought that was silly, but I was about the only one in a different colour! We had Irish bands, Irish dancers etc. I haven’t *done* St Patrick’s Day for years. How lucky it was on a Saturday this year!

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