As a small, planned city with a demographic skewed to government workers, Canberra has a style that's different to the other Australian cities. This visit was just for half a morning though, so no time for an in-depth look.
The most unique aspect of Canberra is that it is the home of Australia's federal government. The parliament house takes a prime place in the city.
|Parliament House, Canberra|
Taken from the war memorial, this view down Anzac Parade shows the old parliament house of 1927 with the new one of 1988 crouching over the top of it like a giant praying mantis over its victim.
|New Parliament House, Canberra|
|House of Commons|
Another prominent site in Canberra is the Australian war memorial. This is to mark the lives of the people have died in the wars over the years. It is a tribute to the city design that it takes such a significant position opposite parliament and linked by the wide boulevard.
|Australian War Memorial|
Set among a large park, it is a quiet and reflective place.