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Published: June 30th 2006
View of Lake Griffin from Black Mountain
I don't have to explain much about why I was in Australia in 2005 and 2006. Just want to post some photos here for sharing. During my one year in Canberra, I have taken trips to Adelaide and Cairns, and a train journey from Sydney to Perth. I will try to add another entry especially for the last trip.
Although many people have told me that Canberra is a boring place, I started to love it near the end of my stay. Yes, there are inconveniences living in that city (if you prefer to call it so), such as just when you need to get from A to B urgently, you find that there is no one taxi on the street, or after walking for half an hour and there is still no one in sight. But then, there is an atmosphere of peace, especially around the lake, that is not easily found elsewhere. And it is when I left the place that I missed it most: the gardens, the fresh air and the blue sky--all of which seem to be a luxury now at my home city.
An acquaintance of mine from mainland China had once asked
Black Mountain and the TV Tower at back
me why they can have such a pleasant environment AND a high income TOGETHER in Australia. I could not promptly answer. But what surprised me was not the question itself but the underlying assumption that the two cannot coexist. Or I guessed, from what all experience had told him before his travelling abroad, the two may even be considered enemies.
Unfortunately, it seems ture that the moon is brighter in some places than in others.
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