The Capital

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View from the top of Mount Ainslie.

   Banjo and I made it into Canberra on Monday just after lunch time.  Canberra is the capital of Australia located in the Australian Capital Territory.  Traffic was light as we headed into the city centre. 

  We stopped to see the Australian War Memorial.  There was no price for admissions, just a donation box.  It gave an outstanding presentation of exhibits that flows easily through the history of the Australian Wars.  The architecture of the memorial was truly awe-inspiriting.  It presented it-self as a place for the remembrance of past heroes.  I would recommend the memorial to anyone who has the time for it. 

   We met up with Presto, a mate of ours and spent the night at his dad’s place.  The next morning he drove us all around the city to see the sights.  We went up to Mount Ainslie to see the great view of the city and surrounding area.  Then we went to the Old Parliament House and took the tour there.  We ended finishing our tour and ate lunch at the back of the Museum.  Banjo and I thanked Presto for the free night stay and excursion through the city.  Then we were on the road again.

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View from the top of Mount Ainslie.
View from the top of Mount Ainslie.
An Aussie along a Kiwi during WWII.
An Aussie along a Kiwi during WWII.
View from the front of the Old Par…
View from the front of the Old Pa…
Views from the top of Mount Ainsli…
Views from the top of Mount Ainsl…
The oldest parade ground in Austra…
The oldest parade ground in Austr…
Front of the Old Parliment House.
Front of the Old Parliment House.
Sitting in the Old Prime Minister…
Sitting in the Old Prime Minister…
G is for George.
G is for George.
Hurry, get in the chopper!
"Hurry, get in the chopper!"
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Canberra
photo by: Sunflower300