In late 2016 I travelled to Canberra for work. It was my first time visiting the sheep station that is Australia’s capital city.
Getting to Canberra was an adventure in itself, the original flight I was on was cancelled and then the second flight also got cancelled. In the end I ended up flying on a flight which was due to leave before my original cancelled flight which itself was delayed until after my original departure time. After I arrived in Canberra I caught an Uber to my accommodation in the suburb of Forrest. From there I walked to the centre of the city which is a rather long walk so I rewarded myself with dinner and an Uber ride back to my hotel. The following morning I quickly went to both the old and new parliament buildings before meeting up with my colleagues for a day and a half of work meetings.
Below are some photos from the trip.
New and Old Parliament Buildings
New and Old House of Representatives and Senate debating chambers
Old Parliament Building, Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet, and various exhibits – including Abbot hiding behind his many flags.
View from the roof of the new Parliament, the lawn of the old Parliament and near the National Library.