Australia: Day 08: Exploring Canberra and attending National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013
In the morning Wyatt and me delivered our CS host Adam to Canberra, where he had to go to work and we decided to explore the city.
|Parking in Canberra is free on same places if 3 or more people drive in the car|
|Our first stop was Australian War Memorial, Australia's national memorial to the members of all its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. Free tour was a good reason to spend more time here.|
|View from the Australian War Memorial to ANZAC Parade with old and new parliament far back.|
|The commemorative area - Roll of Honour|
|Aircraft Hall - Messerschmitt Bf 109|
|Kemal Atatürk Memorial|
|Canberra celebrates 100 birthday in 2013|
|Old Parliament House was operating from 1927 to 1988.|
|New Parliament House was opened on 9th May 1988 and it was the most expensive building in the world at the time of its construction.|
|View from the top of the Parliament House over Old Parliament House to ANZAC Parade and Australian War Memorial|
|Well deserved beer with Wyatt|
After our city tour we were invited to the opening of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 in National Portrait Gallery. Free drinks and food are always welcomed. Wyatt was on a portrait of Daniel Arnaldi, who participated in the contest with the portrait on the picture below.
|Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard opened the contest and after that she wanted a picture with me. Why not I said and joined her on the stage. Unfortunately that wasn't enough for Wyatt and Daniel to win. The winner was the portrait on the picture below.|
Canberra City Walk/Drive