Something about the bright yellow paint job and the slick grey asphalt/building just makes my eyes happy.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
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
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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.