Remember how I told you how my Mama always remind Brad and I to learn Australian history? Well, she didn't just give us books to read, she also took us to visit Canberra, the capital city.
It wasn't a long drive, only about three hours via the M5. However, we also stop by towns like Goulburn along the way so it felt like forever. For novices, never ever visit Canberra on a weekend. Compared to the hustle bustle of Sydney, Canberra is one "dead" city. It's so quiet, no traffic at all. Basically, it's a city of two large roundabouts and one bridge over the lake, said my Mama.
It is basically a very well planned city that actually forces its residents to adopt a relaxed lifestyle. I like that! I saw more people riding bicycles than driving cars. So, if we were to move there, the possibility of this cat getting run over by a car is very slim indeed. That, I like too.
We spent the day admiring the flora and fauna by the lake. Lake Burley is man-made but looks as if it's been there forever. Too bad we weren't allowed to take pictures inside the buildings we visited but no prob. There's plenty of the outsides.
Mama said we'll come again in spring to visit the tulip show and go on the hot air balloon ride. I'd like that very much too.
My new friends!!! These birds don't seem scared of cats...very friendly. Perhaps they know we prefer canned tuna than gamey birds
Captain Cook is remembered always...the globe depicts his voyages around the world
Gorgeous autumn/winter colours - I like!!!
Tourists admiring the view?
An arty farty installation at the National Art Gallery
The Telstra Tower used to be the "in" thing back in the 1980s
New parliament house
Old parliament house
People's parliament? The Australian PM did say "Sorry" last year
No, I don't think they allow cats to enter the casino