Thursday, March 14, 2013

Canberra's Centenary

This past weekend, Canberra celebrated its 100th birthday. There were lots of special celebrations all around town and they are continuing all through 2013. This weekend though, was the major time to celebrate. Each morning this week balloons have been floating all over Canberra.

 On Monday, there were lots of events around the lake.
 In the evening, we sat near the symphony stage and listened to the music which had been composed for the centenary. While the orchestra played there were images displayed on the big screen of the day in 1913 when Canberra's foundation stone was laid.

 Of course, there were fire works and they turned out to be really good after a slow start. We were a bit far away so didn't see what was happening right on the lake but the higher displays were amazing.

Here we are to prove we were there!


Penny said...
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Penny said...

Great photos, wish I could have been there!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful photos, thank you so much for sharing!