Day 13, Canberra Sites Visited

Blog Post created by painedplatinum on Jul 24, 2012

The work portion of the trip is now complete. Full speed ahead with the personal time.


The weekend gave me an opportunity to take in a few of the many attractions that Canberra has to offer. I visited the War Memorial, the National Capital Exhibition, Glebe Park, Commonwealth Park, Lake Burley Griffin, Blundell's Cottage, Captain Cook Memorial, and the New Parliament House.


The Australian War Memorial was a good two hour historical learning experience. It covered the two World Wars and everything since. The evening news today features a lot of anti-American sentiments around the globe...It was heart warming to see and read about Australia's admiration and thanks for the United Sates roll in defending its country during WW II.  The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the walls filled with names of those who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom were humbling and emotional.


The walk through the National Capital Exhibition was great. It told the story of Canberra, the Australian Capital, from design plans in 1912 to today. Very well done.


A few pictures of my time spent in Canberra:


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