(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – “The Big Roundabout”

22 Jun

It’s known for it’s stuffy politicians.  In winter time, locals are used to scraping the thick frost off their windscreens while shivering in sub-zero temperatures.  Summers are dry and stifling.  With its lack of landmarks and abundance of roundabouts, I affectionately tag it as “The Big Roundabout”.

But it’s home.  My hometown.  And it has always been since we migrated from Indonesia over 30 years ago.

Every time I go back, I always try and make an effort to go on my special nature walk.  To remind me that despite its notoriously stagnant atmosphere, there is another side to it.  One that is actually pretty.  Breathtaking, even.

Linking up with Trish’s My Little Drummer Boys for the weekly collection of fabulous photos and stories.

Happy Wordless Wednesday, everyone !

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14 Responses to “(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – “The Big Roundabout””

  1. Me 'N my Monkeys June 22, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Fantastic Photos!

  2. Mandy June 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I love Canberra. I’m in Melbourne, but my brother and sister in-laws and families are there. So we do tend to go there often. I love it. I’d move there, talked about it many times. Maybe one day.

  3. Tat June 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    Beautiful views!

  4. Nay June 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Very pretty view!!

  5. daisyrooandtwo June 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I’m a Canberra Lover and I’m not ashamed of it! I spent my teen years and went to uni there. I LOVE the walk along past Old Parliament House, down past the library and around the lake – I used to walk from Griffith to ANU (longest walk ever!!) in the mornings, just because it was so beautiful!

  6. Diary of a SAHM June 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I’ve only been to Canberra once, but I was smitten. Such a pretty city.
    Great photos too 🙂

  7. Kate June 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Great photos.

    I did a road trip to Canberra with my sister when my big two were my little two. We had such a great time, must get back there in the not too distant future.

  8. Mumma's Mini Me's - Kym June 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Lovely photos! I want to visit Canberra, my hubby loved when he visited so maybe we will be able to get back with kids in the future

  9. Lil June 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    What a gorgeous view! Happy WW xx

  10. Lulu June 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    The photos are stunning.

    I have never been to Canberra before!

  11. Twinisms June 23, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    So pretty! When can I come visit?

  12. Emma June 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    I love Canberra too. Am always defending it and trying to convert people, but with limited success. So many things to love – the war memorial, art gallery, museum, the lakes, the shops, Kingston markets … And I found everywhere is pretty well heated so I’ve never actually been cold there.
    We plan to return to NSW at some stage (now in WA) and I’m hoping we end up somewhere not too far from Canberra.

  13. Trish June 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

    Great pics Grace. Amazing views and story.
    Happy WW , thanks for linking up.

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