More Canberra

Today was Sunday so we had a bit of a sleep in and didn’t hit the road until about 9.30am. Most things didn’t open before 10am, so it didn’t really matter. We had intended to go to the Carillion, but the roads accessing it had been closed and we didn’t want to walk 2km or more one way, so decided to go straight to the National Gallery. This sits near the lake, so we were able to photograph it anyway. Not that it’s anything special to look at…

Views across Lake Burley Griffin
Views across Lake Burley Griffin
Views across Lake Burley Griffin
Views across Lake Burley Griffin

We wandered around the lake edge for a few minutes until 10am and then hit the National Gallery. It has a lot of Australian art (obviously), but also international art. It’s well worth a look. My favourite picture was this one by Rupert Bunny:

Rupert BUNNY St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1864 – 1947 England and France 1884-1933 Pastoral  [Sea idyll Pastorale]
Rupert BUNNY
St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1864 – 1947
England and France 1884-1933
Pastoral
[Sea idyll Pastorale]

The foyer had an interesting aboriginal work:

The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits

There were also various masks on display:

The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits

There was also some nice pottery:

The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits

And this statue of a blob-fish and person holding it was weird but fascinating:

The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits
The National Gallery exhibits

We had a coffee and then went across to the High Court building, since it was open to the public after 12pm. We’d been told how wonderful the timber was…we should have twigged that if that’s the only good thing to be said about it, there’s a reason! The architectural style is brutalist, which shows… it’s not an attractive building!

The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court
The Australian High Court

We headed over to the Glass Works for a look at some glasswork being created:

The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works

There was some for sale, but a little out of my price range….OK…a lot!

The Canberra glass works
The Canberra glass works

We stopped in at the markets in the Old Bus Depot. They sold all sorts of arts and crafts, including edible ones. We had lunch here, too:

Markets at the old Bus Depot
Markets at the old Bus Depot
Markets at the old Bus Depot
Markets at the old Bus Depot

After this, we were quite worn out. We went back to our accommodation for a rest for the remainder of the afternoon.

At about 7pm we headed back to town to have dinner at Snappers at the Yacht Club. This had been recommended to us by our hosts and their friend. They have very nice fish and chips here! We arrived just before they closed and ordered our dinner and I took a few photos of the sunset:

Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club
Views from the National Yacht Club

We then headed back to town to take in the night-lights in the Parliamentary Zone:

Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night
Parliamentary Zone by night

Reworked and larger sized pictures from this day are here. Click on the first picture and then move through them at full screen size.

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