What a wonderful surprise I found in one of the corridor/lobbies of New Parliament House in Canberra... two tapestries in absolutely gorgeous colours and displaying australian fauna. I nearly fell over backwards and was moved when I found out that these were designed and fabricated by australian school children with special needs. A project for the bicentenary of 1988.
One of the largest stainless steel strucures in the world...81m high .the flag is 12.8m x 6.4m.,larger than a double decker bus!! it has to be changed every 4-6 weeks.This flag stands on top of parliament house.
one of the courtyards for those who work at parliament house...imagine...this to be your work environment!!!
looking over to old parliament house and the war memorial...
The great tapestry in the Grand Hall ...an enlarged version of an Arthur Boyd painting.
Front of building showing the boomerang design.
waterfall and 3 sisters mountains
the public entrance foyer...a marble eucalypt forest...
For those interested in architcture this is a great place to visit...Maro