The past four days have seen us away in Canberra, we had a meeting to attend but this provided a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and wonder why the heck we ever left the place.
Canberra is a great place for raising a family. It has also become a bit of an I.T. Hub for Australia. Many people working in Canberra work for the defence department. According to a recent Attenborogh documentary on wildlife and animal behaviour in the Australian Capital Territory "those who work for defence can be differentiated from those who work for the army by not responding to being called dogface".
Prince Charles remarked of the 'Berra that it is a city without a soul. On one level, and perhaps at that time he may have had a point. But things change.
With a growing population of sports mad young people, and more importantly a growing number of people who have been born in Canberra and surrounds living in the city it has taken on a life and a flavour al of its own. Not to mention the fact that it has the highest number of restuarants and coffee shops per capita than any other Australian city, town or hamlet.
Some of the best reasons to visit Canberra can be found here: http://www.wvbc.com.au/ and here http://www.crossroads.asn.au/view.php?page=Home.
Pehaps the best thing about Canberra, other than the fabulously well educated people who wouldn't know how to fix the kitchen sink, is the opportunity the place affords for photography. I have included in the last few photos some examples.