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.
The Canberra children returned to school today and it feels already as though summer is shutting up shop. The past week has been riddled with selfish thoughts of ‘thank goodness they’re back at school soon and I’ll be able to find a moment of calm’, but it’s morning tea time… and I miss them already.
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.
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)! 🙂
A snapshot of spring flowers readying themselves to bloom in our garden.
The Magnolia tree in full flower. Hoping that any wind will remain gentle for a little longer.
Bulbs making a surprise appearance amongst the lemongrass.
The new-found warmth from the sun appreciated by all who bask beneath.
Spring is but 4 days old, but already instilling it’s quiet sense of beauty through growth.