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Sunday Afternoon at the Kingston Foreshore #2

A gorgeous Sunday afternoon on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

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Sunday Afternoon at the Kingston Foreshore #1

A gorgeous Sunday afternoon on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.

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Lake Burley Griffin x2

Here are two shots of the National Carillon on Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin this afternoon (it was a gift from Queen Elizabeth, and she personally opened it in 1970). It was supposed to be raining all day (“rain” in Canberra is usually about three seconds of sprinkles), but at the end of the day it was gorgeous.

Winter Lake Burley Griffin Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 9th June 2018 Carillon Nature Sunset pink

Winter Lake Burley Griffin Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 9th June 2018 Carillon Nature Sunset

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Saturday in Canberra

We had a late lunch in Manuka this afternoon. On the way home we had to drive past St Christopher’s Cathedral. Such blue sky. It looks a bit like it’s a Tuscan town. The trees around it were full of hundreds of sulphur-crested cockatoos.

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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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Saturday Afternoon in Canberra #2

Another shot of the gorgeous autumn afternoon we had in Canberra today. We have a lot of black swans on Lake Burley Griffin, but this one was more interested in ducking into the water for food than in posing for pictures!

IMG_6319 Canberra Australia Lake Burley Griffin Sonya Heaney 28th April 2018 Autumn Sunshine Nature Black Swan

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Saturday Afternoon in Canberra #1

We have had such warm temperatures that autumn has been delayed this year. This was Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin this afternoon. I’m not exaggerating when I say I could not see A THING when I took this picture, the light was so blindingly bright! It’s the only shot from that direction I have that is even remotely straight!

IMG_6324 Canberra Australia Lake Burley Griffin Sonya Heaney 28th April 2018 Autumn Sunshine Nature Black Swan

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