Monday Musings: Lake Views
The theme this Monday is "Lake Views" - these photos where taken at Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of the National Capital of Australia - Canberra. Canberra is a designed city (by the American architect Walter Burley Griffin) and the home of the Australian Parliament (which can be seen in the distances of the photo below). This lake is man-made and is the heart of his design. Being a designed city - some say it is cold with no character, - but that is usually from people who do not live here - but after 90 years I think it has improved greatly and is a beautiful place to live. For more information check this link out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra
In the photo above you can see new buildings rising in the city of Canberra. It isn't like other cities (it's quite small) and part of the design was no tall buildings so it doesn't have the usual high rises seen in other places.
I know these last 2 photos aren't about lakes - the first one is a piece of public art next to the lake - it is meant to represent the pathway to the "Red Centre" of Australia! In case you are more confused, I have only taken the end of the "path"!!
This one is also public art at the Australian National University and we past it on the way home - I quite like the flowers and the vase. Behind the vase is student accommodation.