Friday, October 16, 2009

It was all...

Something about the bright yellow paint job and the slick grey asphalt/building just makes my eyes happy.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The end

...of Floriade that is! Well, only until next year. Here's hoping it's a bit warmer!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

You spin me right round

Giant Ferris Wheels like this actually freak me out, but all the kiddies and their parents seemed to be having a grand old time up there seeing the flowers from a different angle. It's lit up at night, but unfortunately camera-phones are useless after dark!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I see red

This looks a bit scary and hurts my eyes, but I still like it for some reason.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Bright Grey

This week is the final week of Floriade 2009, so I thought I would celebrate it by posting a few pictures from the festival over the coming days. The last time I visited was for a school excursion goodness knows how many years ago, so it was interesting to come back and see it from a fresh perspective. I was going to write a spiel about Floriade, but their website does a much better job, so I pinched something from there:

Floriade began in 1988 as a spectacular commemoration of Australia's Bicentenary and Canberra's 75th birthday. Floriade blossomed for the first time with a stunning floral display of exotic bulbs and annuals, which grow beautifully in Canberra's climate. The community embraced the inaugural Floriade, making it such a success that it became an annual event - Australia's celebration of spring. Since its beginnings in 1988 Floriade has been held in the city, in Canberra's Commonwealth Park.

Floriade is Australia's premier spring festival and a world-class floral spectacular. More than one million blooms create a stunning backdrop to a month-long festival filled with music, cultural celebrations, horticultural workshops, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities. Floriade runs from mid-September to mid-October and attracts more than 400,000 attendees.

Check out the Floraide website here.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Corner of Alinga and Mort Street, Civic

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A matter of perspective

Putting yesterday's sign into (a much larger) context. Giant insect/plant mural found in the city near Garema Place.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


This no standing sign in the city has become something of a haven for stickers and general randomness on an otherwise mural-ised wall. Confined to the sign only, I like the respect shown to the artwork.