|Parliament House (our tiny family's in front!)|
There is heaps to see and do in Canberra, all those galleries and museums that belong in a capital city, which is one of the reasons I love it - but the one that always both impresses and depresses me is the Australian War Memorial. I really don't know if it's because it's the Australian version of a war museum or if it's the imposing design and some particularly well-curated displays, but after three or four visits over the years, it has always made me sad. It's a solemn building and not the kind of museum you'd feel comfortable taking noisy children to (I hope we were quiet, back then?!), and it really works: you are reminded of the sacrifices made by Australians (and many others) to try to achieve peace and solve conflicts.
|Australian War Memorial today (via Wikicommons)|
|Diorama at the Australian War Memorial|