The Floriade boxes are contains bulbs and annuals blooming under the museum’s signature entry sculpture, and complements the Garden of Australian Dreams.
The Australian War Memorial is Australia’s national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia, and some conflicts involving personnel from the Australian colonies prior to Federation. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum. We visited early in the morning before it officially opened, so there are no one around apart from staff.
The new Parliament House was constructed beginning from 1981 with an original budget of A$220 million and was supposed to be opened on Australia Day 1988. It ended up opening a few months later in May and ended up costing over A$1 billion. Despite that, it is an impressive structure that somehow seems smaller than it actually is as it blends well into the original contour of Capital Hill. We did not go inside but took some photos from the entrance.
The National Capital Exhibition tells the Story of Canberra as the capital city of Australia. It has displays featuring the people, events, history and design of this unique, modern, planned city, and the people behind the design – Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion. I enjoyed the scale model of the national area of Canberra, including a projected presentation.
This is famous because of the old Telecom Tower, then renamed Telstra Tower that forms a symbolic landmark of Canberra. The tower itself has visitor facilities that provides a good lookout across Lake Burley Griffin, but we walked around the base of the tower. There are many observation platforms but sadly the view from most of them have been obscured by vegetation.
Again, not many flowers here, except in some tulips in a garden bed next to the entrance ramp, and a bed of mostly yellow/green flowers near the entrance ramp.