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    by RamSter
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    by Ronald_T
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    Around Canberra you have some...

    by RamSter Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Around Canberra you have some lookouts that offer some nice views around the nations capital, as you can see, it is a very lush area, and its in a nice spot, though they can work on the nightlife of the spot.

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    Go up to the Mount Ainslie...

    by Ronald_T Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing:
    Go up to the Mount Ainslie and have a great lookout over the parliamentary triangle, Lake Burley Griffin and the Carillon. Views of the Australian War Memorial are especially good from this lookout. It was on this spot that the architect Walter Burly Griffin had his inspiration to design the Canberra that it is today.  This is a piece of Griffin's own words about
    Mount Ainslie:  '...The site may be considered an irregular amphitheatre with Mount Anslie at the north-east, flanked by Black Mountain and Mount Pleasant all forming the top galleries; with the slopes to the water, the auditorium - the waterway and flood-basin, the arena; with the southern slopes reflected in the basin, the terraced stage and setting of monumental Government structures sharply defined rising tier on tier to the culminating highest internal hill, Capital Hill; and with Mugga Mugga, Red Hill and the blue distant mountain ranges forming the back scene of the theatrical whole...'

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  • You can't visit Canberra...

    by Sioux23 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You can't visit Canberra without going up to the top of Mount Ainslie at night. You can see almost the entire city with beautiful views of Parliament House and all the other important landmarks.

    Fondest memory: The things I miss when I'm away from Canberra are: Mt Ainslie, great bus service, really good clubs and the easy going people.

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