Images of Australia 1986
By this time the money was running low and I had thoughts of returning home. But there were a few more things to see. As I recall, it was a short distance – the web says 288 km. I know the bus ride was only a couple of hours…if that.
Canberra, of course, is Australia’s capital. I knew that as capitals go it was fairly new – like Brasilia in Brazil. In looking it up in Wikipedia it was established as a compromise between rivals Melbourne & Sydney.
Like our District of Columbia, it is in its own region – the Australian Capital Territory. Another similarity with Washington, it was totally planned – designed by a couple of Chicago architects.
Anyway, the one thing I really remember about Canberra was their war museum – wish I had taken more pictures here – this was a pre digital world – and this roadside attraction below on the way struck my funny bone…
Australia’s Supreme Court…
…The Spanish Embassy (hey, I was just wandering around!)
Australia’s War Museum – one of those places I could have wandered around for a day.
View from the front of the War Museum
The Kubelwagon was the VW Beetle gone to war…Many Australians served in North Africa
I remember this Lancaster to this day – the size is breathtaking. For some reason it seems far more imposing than a B17. Imagine flying this at night with flak and night fighters all around you.
These are the Blue Mountains near Canberra with “the 3 sisters”
…with that, the money was starting to run low but to use my QANTAS ticket pressed on to Fiji. My hotel accommodations in Nadi reflected my new financial status 😉