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27 January 2015

Australia Day

Australia Day is celebrated on 26 January every year.
   
Sean and I decided to head to the city to join in the celebrations. We were just in time to watch the Royal Australian Air force's elite aerobatic team, the Roulettes delivering their aerial flyover and display over King's Domain Gardens.
  RAAF Roulettes 
The show, lasting about fifteen minutes, was stunning. They flew so low that I was able to capture a couple lovely shots of them. Needless to say, I was in complete awe. 
RAAF Roulettes 
After that, we made our way to the Government House
 
Unfortunately, because the queue was too long, we didn't manage to tour the main House which consists of the Governor's Private Apartments :( Ah well!
   
We did, however, manage to visit the gardens, stables, tennis court and the state ballroom :) This is what the ballroom exterior looks like. Majestic, isn't it? 
 
The interior is no slouch either. Here I am, courtesy of Sean, trying to capture the magnificence and failing miserably.
   
On the way back, we passed by the Shrine of Remembrance
 
As we were running out of time (parking was due), we did a cursory walkabout and paid our respects at the Stone of Remembrance before leaving. 
 
We'll be back as there is so much more to see here than our hasty visit allowed.
Have a wonderful week ahead!

4 comments:

Barb said...

Thanks so much for sharing. It is so much fun seeing the celebrations in other parts of the world.

Carol said...

Really enjoyed your photos, Veronica--I'd love to get to Australia some day :)

Margaret said...

Wonderful to see the sights down under on Australia Day. I usually just hear them when I'm watching the Aussie Open. lol!

Von said...

Loved taking your little tour! Maybe one day I'll get to see it all for myself. :)