Published: September 3rd 2010August 29th 2010
Some tiny purple blossoms. One of many different types of flowers.
I spent my final day in Canberra slowly meandering around the city. Everyone else had left, but I had another day before I left for Sydney. I decided to spend the day walking wherever my feet took me. I didn't have a solid plan, other than being outside, and I took my time for any little thing that caught my interest.
Despite what the guidebooks, travel sites, and even some local Australians say, there is an awful lot in Canberra that caught my interest. There wasn't a moment I felt bored, unsafe, or lonely as I hiked through the city, snapping photos all day long.
I started my journey on the parliament side of Walter Burly Griffin lake. Griffin designed Canberra, or at least, he created the original concept which directed the development of the city. It's really gone on it's direction since the beginning. But Griffins broad visions of symmetry, parliament at the center, and open vistas continues. Personally, I find the symmetry to be rewarding and well worth the "hassle" it brings to travel. When I'm walking along one of the city's two axis', everything is bilaterally symmetrical. It also made it relatively easy for me to
These magpie's are much larger than the ones we find here in Townsville. They are apparently aggresive and swoop cyclists. In fact most cyclists were zip ties on their helmets.
gain my bearings despite only spending a couple of days in the city.
The only "tangible" stop I made was at the national capital center - which gave me a birds-eye view of the city as it is now, as it was originally planned, and how it might look in the future. I explain the significance of icons in the photos.
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