Monday, April 6, 2015

Canberra

We've been having a relaxing time here in Canberra.

On Saturday, Nathan and I went to the National Portrait Gallery to check out the national photographic portrait prize. Afterwards, we made our way to the National Gallery of Australia to look around the indigenous galleries. In the evening, I caught up with some of my cousins who were visiting from Sydney. We went bowling. I was terrible.

The next day, I took Truffs for a long walk up Isaac's Ridge in an attempt to work off the hot cross buns I had for brekky. Nathan, who ate many more buns than I, was lazy and stayed home.

Today, Nathan and I took the dog for another walk. We parked near the National Library and walk along the Lake. Despite the wet weather, there were people everywhere and the cafe we had planned to visit was full so we continued through the sculpture garden of the National Gallery and ended up having a hot drink at their outdoor cafe. This is the view from the cafe towards the iconic pear sculpture (visible on the right). The sphere on the left is a sculpture by aboriginal artist Thancoupie.


We ended up at the War Memorial (Prince Harry had been there earlier, but we missed him) to take some photos before heading home for lunch.

We are making our way back to Melbourne tomorrow.

3 comments:

Andrew said...

I remember those sculptures. I like the one in the foreground.

Adaptive Radiation said...

I thought the sculpture garden was particularly beautiful in the rain. I love the pears the best...they bring me back to my childhood (School excursions to the NGA).

Victor said...

I agree with you. Those works do look very nice in the rain.