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Sunday in Canberra

What a beautiful, sunny and warm winter’s afternoon we had in Canberra (and a great end to the school holidays, if that has an effect on you!).

We had lunch in the city today, driving past all the Australian and Papua New Guinean flags near Parliament House for the PNG Prime Minister’s visit (second picture).

The first picture is from my walk to the local shops this afternoon. I love going there, even if only for the spectacular mountain views in the south of Canberra.

Walk to the shops Tuggernanong Valley Brindabella Range Canberra Australia Winter Sunshine Blue Sky Sonya Heaney 21st July 2019 Sunny Warm Afternoon

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is set to arrive in Canberra for his first official visit to Australia since taking over from his Sonya Heaney 21st July 2019

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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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