Category Archives: Canberra

Canberra Enlighten… and a lot of hot air!

Canberra really shines in late February/early March with two truly beautiful festivals. They each run for a week, bookended by a weekend at either side. Enlighten comes first, with many iconic buildings of the Nation’s Capital lit up in a celebration of both light and colour, through projected images.

National Gallery of Australia, Enlighten 2015 | Gather and Graze

National Gallery of Australia

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Our Late Spring Canberra Garden

The makings of a summer salad or two…

Herbs to enhance all manner of dishes…

The gorgeous garlic (Monaro Red, I think…) planted months ago with my sister-in-law AJ! xx

Lovely to have a few fruit trees finally in the garden… and a quiet place to sit on balmy evenings.

 

Enlighten 2014 – Canberra, Australia

It was the perfect evening last night for wandering amongst some of our city’s landmarks that have been lit up beautifully for Canberra’s annual ‘Enlighten’ Festival. The selection of images and artwork relate in some way to the particular buildings that they are being projected onto. Street performers entertained as we made our way between the various locations. Museums and galleries stayed open late with food, drinks and entertainment. It really was a wonderful evening out!

For a number of you who may be unaware, Canberra is in fact the Capital of Australia. Sydney is our largest city, but Canberra is where our parliamentarians debate, where you’ll find our High Court, along with our National Museums and Galleries. It is not a huge city… about 380,000 people… often feeling more like a large country town. We’ve lived in many cities over the years and if asked, I usually struggle to answer the question of “Where is home?”, however as time goes by, increasingly my answer to this is Canberra.

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia | Gather and Graze

Street Performer (Max of ‘Dan & Max’) with her flaming hula-hoop!

Enlighten Festival 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

Horse, Street Performer

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia | Gather and Graze

Fountain on Fire

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

National Gallery | images linked to Inca Exhibition

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

Flames

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

Questacon Building

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia | Gather and Graze

Questacon Building | Fiesta Friday!

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

Old Parliament House | Guys & Polls

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

Old Parliament House

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

Old Parliament House | Rudd Vs Abbott

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

National Library | images linked to Mapping Exhibition

Enlighten 2014, Canberra, Australia, Gather and Graze

Street Performer (Dan of ‘Dan & Max’)

I’m linking this post to Angie’s Fiesta Friday, particularly as one of the images projected onto the Questacon building made me think of her. There appeared to be a little Fiesta dancing and happiness going on (see the 7th photo down)! 🙂