The Canberra city council really know how to milk parking money out of the motorist.
No wonder all roads lead to Canberra, as Halfasheep often points out;-)
|Walking back to my paid parking spot after visiting Floriade in Canberra|
|My car was parked somewhere behind that building and not for free either|
A Black Swan Event in Canberra
|...but not too much of it:-)|
|The bridge I had just walked over in the background and still walking|
Lake Burley Griffin, I guess.
And another day while attending a National Carillon recital featuring melodies from 'The Sound of Music' movie soundtrack and a few other tunes, I got to walk just as far from my car on the other side of the lake.
|Walking to the National Carillon along Lake Burley Griffin from my car|
|My destination the National Carillon while walking from my car|
|There is some parking along the lake if you can get it|
|The National Carillon in Canberra...still walking along the lake|
|Still walking while looking back towards Black Mountain in Canberra|
|The National Carillon with Black Mountain in the distance...still walking|
|Underneath the National Carillon in Canberra|
|Hey Taxi! Doh! Looks like I'll have to walk back to the car|
|The entrance to the National Museum in Canberra|
|Hey Halfasheep, does that entrance look a bit pyramidal to you?-)|
|The not free car parking of the National Museum in Canberra|
|Looking back to the National Museum paid parking carpark|
|Phar Lap's trophies on display at the National Museum in Canberra|
Phar Lap's heart and trophies, which was free to get into...once you paid for your parking that is;-)
It was kind of eerie looking at those Phar Lap tropies in Canberra, while thinking back to visiting the town of Goondiwindi on my road-trip before this one I was on, just so I could visit the museum that housed all the memorabilia of my Nan's favourite racehorse.
The Finishing Post: Goondiwindi Grey?
My father was still alive when I visited Goondiwindi on that trip, but he had passed away since and it was kind of weird looking at Phar Lap's preserved heart on display and thinking how short life really is whether you are human, or horse.
|A windmill/water pump on display in the National Museum|
The Windmills of My Mind
|A copy of the Richard Neville magazine OZ in the National Museum|
Richard Neville had just passed away, too in 2016, just before I had set off on this last road-trip.
It seemed almost everybody was passing away in 2016.
|A mural on the wall outside the National Museum in Canberra|
|Road-maps painted on the National Museum courtyard?!|
On the Road with a Grumpy Old Bastard from Stanthorpe
|There was even this in the National Museum, on the subject of pyramids|
|My $25 a night car spot at my Sydney motel|
Luckily I was in walking distance of ANZ stadium and didn't have to move it again until I checked out after the NRL grand final.
|A pyramidal entrance to ANZ Stadium?|
Because you'll have the modern city driver by the balls...or at least purse strings;-)
I'd hate to see what all of my parking fees would have added up to on my travels last year.