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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Canberra, Australia

coat of arms

We made it to Canberra by early afternoon on Saturday, our stomachs still digesting our bacon, hot chips with gravy, pie with mushy peas and a Devonshire tea from our pit-stop in Berrima.

I've been to our nation's capital several times: with primary school, high school, a trip to the National Art Gallery and as a tourist guide for overseas visitors. I still get hopelessly lost though, its infamous circular roads baffling me every time.

We had a few hours to kill before the Balloon Fiesta Nightime Spectacular, and so we hit a few of Canberra's usual attractions...

war memorial
Australian War Memorial

honour roll corridor
Roll of Honour

pool of reflection
Pool of Reflection




jake kovco

Australian flag sunset
Australian flag atop Parliament House
The flag pole is 81 metres tall and weighs about 220 tonnes. The flag itself is about half the size of a tennis court and weighs five kilos.

Next post: Balloon Fiesta Nighttime Spectacular

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Canberra Road Trip Part 1: Berrima
Canberra Road Trip Part 2: Canberra
Canberra Road Trip Part 3: Balloon Fiesta Nighttime Spectacular
Canberra Road Trip Part 4: Dinner at Les Rendezvous, Manuka
Canberra Road Trip Part 5: Balloon Fiesta at dawn, Old Parliament House
Canberra Road Trip Part 6: Breakfast at The Pancake Parlour, Civic
Canberra Road Trip Part 7: Lunch at Lynwood Cafe, Collector
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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 4/17/2007 11:38:00 am


  • At 4/18/2007 6:21 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So Helen, where did you eat and drink in Canberra? I like to drink at Verve and eat at The Ginger Room (Old Parliament House)

  • At 4/19/2007 12:09 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi gobsmack'd - Nothing terribly exciting. you'll see soon enough :)

  • At 4/19/2007 9:51 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Helen

    There is a wonderful cafe called Silo in Canberra, they do great coffee and fantastic pastries. Oh well, perhaps next time then!

  • At 4/20/2007 1:21 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Anon - There were a few bakeries I wanted to visit in Canberra. I'll definitely have to schedule them in the next time I visit! Silo sounds great.


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