Some years ago I lived in Canberra, however on a recent visit earlier this year I came back as a tourist
The city has changed- a lot. It has spread up and out, and just like “Topsy” it has grown. At this time the changes that impressed most were around New Acton.
Exciting changes that address environmental awareness working to bring nature, art and the city together as a beautiful union. Changes that look to creating healthy lifestyle options and beauty to enrich life.
There were vegetable boxes planted in courtyards around which were cafes,restaurants, hotels and bars.
In a large oak tree there were nesting boxes .
Sculpture is placed thoughout the precint, to inspire, to ponder and to provoke thought.
New buildings were innovative .
Overseeing the city the tower on Black Mountain, that created considerable controversy when it was erected. Since it has become an icon.
The visit was too short but huge in impact being a very a special time, as family gatheredfor my daughter’s wedding.