Monday, 20 May 2013

Capital city of the week - Canberra




Canberra was planned and built to be the capital of this country.  Building started in 1913 after an international design competition won by a Chicago architect.

Canberra


The city has been threatened by at least one serious fire.
Bush fires near Canberra 2003


The city is the largest inland city in the country with almost 400 thousand people.  Canberra is said to mean "meeting place" in one of the country's indigenous languages.  This is one version of its Coat of Arms.

Canberra Coat of Arms



Where is it?








Canberra is the capital of AUSTRALIA!

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2 comments:

  1. HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY TO CANBERRA.

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  2. What a charming post to my adopted residence! I wrote a blog about the (much maligned) lay-out last year: http://crouchinggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/canberra-ideal-city.html

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