I've been to-ing and fro-ing to Canberra since my exploratory postgraduate fieldwork days in the late 1980s. I've lived there (1990-91), FIFO'd there for two and half years as a staffer and my most recent extended sojourn was three months in 2010 as a Harold White Fellow at the National Library. I've otherwise travelled there two or three times a year for conferences, research, meetings with colleagues and other matters. This visit fortunately coincided with a couple of great exhibitions and 'Enlighten Canberra', a display of fantastic lighting with selected buildings as canvas. Clever, creative, thought-provoking. Some reflections:
|Reflection in the water feature in front of the National Library|
|OPH as canvas: Enlighten Canberra 9 March 2012|
|A couple of gents on an evening stroll.|
|Just spectacular. Questacon, a gift from the Japanese |
government to Australia for 1988.