Capital or Capitol idea
Post date: Jul 12, 2014 1:8:41 PM
We saw Canberra today. Did a real Kirby/Boyd start. Went to find Muggamugga Cottage (where2 mug gas live?) Missed it first time up the street; went back down and eventually saw driveway but it was closed - Bugga Muggamugga. Then tried to find the city . . . Not as easy as it seemed. Worth it when we did!! Despite all our trials the ParliamentBuildings were amazing and kept us engrossed for a couple of hours. Could have done more. Very much modelled on Washington's Capitol Hill We made it to War Memorial museum - signs said "Take an hour or take a day". We had 20 mins so disobeyed both!
One quote from a plaque inside Parliament that struck us all was from Marcus Clark " In Australia is to be found the Grotesque, the Weird the strange scribbling a of nature learning how to write"
Lovely description of Australian flora and fauna
Now in Sydney with apartment stone's throw from Kings Cross.