Canberra & Sydney 2014

National Capital Exhibition

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We spent the morning at the National Capital Exhibition and enjoyed the activities as well as the amazing views across Lake Burley Griffin.  We found out everything we ever wanted to know, and lots more, about the National Capital!

Next on the agenda was the National Museum of Australia.  This is so massive that we were only able to check out the “tip of the iceberg” with heaps of fascinating artefacts still to explore.

There was still more culture to explore at the National Gallery of Australia after lunch, with paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, drawings and decorative arts to view.  Particularly interesting was Jackson Pollock’s, “Blue Poles” painting.  An example of 1950’s abstract expressionist art, its estimated value is some 180million AUD!  We also found out what “abstract expressionist” means.

A long day of serious cultural activities was finished off in the evening by ten pin bowling in nearby Belconnen.

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