I was busy in September..

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Earlier in the year I scanned a photo of Canberra taken thirty years ago on a family holiday here which completely freaked me out.  It was a photo of my brother and I in front of the Canberra Times Fountain in Civic.  But most of the Canberra Centre didn't exist then, instead there was a road, a car park and a clear view to Mount Ainslie.  So in September I embarked on a photo mission to recreate as many photos as I could from that holiday.  I drove several hundred kilometers I think (I certainly used up more than a tank of fuel).  It would have been more efficient if I'd been able to have four days off with good weather, but the weather was problematic in September (it rained *a lot*) and I didn't have four full days in a row with work and all.  So I did what I could with the lighting I had, with priority on the more seasonally-dependent things like cherry blossoms.  Sadly the Captain Cook Fountain was out of action for months which ruined things somewhat.  Now that it's operating again I might go and redo some of them.  This is a quick snapshot of another blog to come ..

Cotter Dam
Cotter Dam

Mount Stromlo
Mount Stromlo

Canberra Times Fountain
Canberra Times Fountain

High Court
High Court

Australian-American Monument
Australian-American Monument

Carillon
Carillon

Carillon sunset
Carillon sunset

Lake Burley Griffin Sunset
Lake Burley Griffin Sunset

Parliament House
Parliament House

National Library
National Library

Scrivener Dam
Scrivener Dam

Government House
Government House

Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant

Weston Park
Weston Park

Weston Park
Weston Park

Weston Park
Weston Park

Weston Park
Weston Park

Commonwealth Avenue
Commonwealth Avenue

Black Mountain Peninsula
Black Mountain Peninsula

Black Mountain Peninsula
Black Mountain Peninsula

High Court
High Court

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial

Mount Ainslie
Mount Ainslie

Black Mountain Tower
Black Mountain Tower

View from Black Mountain Tower
View from Black Mountain Tower

Black Mountain Tower by night
Black Mountain Tower by night

View from Black Mountain Tower
View from Black Mountain Tower

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial

Mount Ainslie
Mount Ainslie

St Andrews Presbyterian Church
St Andrews Presbyterian Church

Carillon
Carillon

National Capital Exhibition
National Capital Exhibition

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial

Australian Botanical Gardens
Australian Botanical Gardens

Science Academy, ANU (The Shine Dome)
Science Academy, ANU (The Shine Dome)

Civic
Civic

Canberra Times Fountain
Canberra Times Fountain (not fountaining)

Civic Square
Civic Square

Cockington Green
Cockington Green

St Andrews Presbyterian Church
St Andrews Presbyterian Church

Parliament House
Parliament House

Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial view

High Court
High Court

Department of the Environment
Department of the Environment

National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Australia

Carillon
Carillon

I did several hundred kilometres all over Canberra 
I was busy..

 

I was busy..
I did several hundred kilometres all over Canberra

1 Comments

Sylvia Johnson said:

Those re-created Canberra photos looked good! When I went to Canberra for the first time, the Science Academy was nick-named "The Eskimo Embassy" and I've always remembered it as that.

December 8, 2016 9:24 PM

   

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