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Enlighten Canberra – Old Parliament House

Approaching Old Parliament House during the Enlighten Canberra festival last night.

Old Parliament House Canberra Australia Englighten Canberra Festival 11th march 2017 Sonya Heaney Night

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The Contrast

Two quick phone shots from our last day in Venice for Carnevale. I LOVE the first pair (I’ve seen that man around a few times, and he’s such a performer), but there’s something that makes me think the second two deserve the award for best costumes of 2017!

Off to London tomorrow.

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20th January. Enough said.

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20/01/2017 · 8:30 am

So…

Another year of Russian aggression, and another year our Christmas cards to relatives cannot reach the warzone where Russia is still invading Ukraine (not that it makes the news anymore!).

I can’t even begin to explain how angry I am with everyone declaring 2016 the “Worst Year Ever” just because of Brexit and Trump. There’re TWO MILLION Ukrainian refugees (while countries like Germany – European countries – take in so many Middle Eastern refugees, they will not help Ukrainians).

Several of my Ukrainian family members have died since Putin invaded, but nobody could care less about Russian aggression until it was Britain and America who suffered.

Personally, I think of 2016 as the year of selfishness. It’s only the “Worst” year if you usually just watch reality TV.

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My God, America.

I’m terrified for Ukraine, for my friends and family there (many of whom are already refugees), and for what Trump will let Putin do to them. I’m furious that so few people think Trump’s serial sex abuses matter.

I’m horrified how self-centred people are.

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Flag Day

Today is Ukraine’s Flag Day. Perhaps a more important day now than ever.

This is a shot from Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv back in 2011, before the revolution and the Russian invasion.

Ukrainian Flags Kyiv Ukraine 15th June 2011 Sonya Oksana Heaney.

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Revolution in Ukraine

Today we walked up the street where so, so many Ukrainians were shot during the revolution. I cannot get a decent picture on my tablet, but here are some of the memorials with the famous shields the demonstrators used. Notice that one has door handles on it. The Kremlin propaganda claimed the Americans were arming the Ukrainians. With THAT?

Not much defence against snipers!

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