Unbeknownst to most Canberrans the surrounds of Parliament House are at least as interesting as the interior. On a clear autumn’s afternoon you can easily spent a rewarding hour or so circumnavigating the building and taking in the curiousities.
It’s been something I’ve been meaning to record for posterity for ages. But lacking a digital camera it was all a little difficult. In the end I dragooned my ex-girlfriend into the cause because she’s got a newish camera she was mad keen to put to good use. The following is an effort to tell a story (of walking around Parliament House) with the pictures she took.
All these pictures were taken from public areas, outside of the security screen. Any of you can wander along any time you like. Although you can’t play on the tennis courts.
We started in the forecourt where a large team was frantically at work repairing the infamous leaky pond.
Front of House (North)
The view over the leaky pond and Lake Burley Griffin to Telstra-Yama is spectacular.
As we went west towards the Senate side the stark beauty of the interim fences was irresistable.