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National Museum of Australia

April 4, 2012

The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is an an overwhelming experience.

Therefore I have chosen not to focus on the content of the museum. I would only encourage everyone to visit Australia and Canberra to experience this museum – and the city’s other museums – such as the National Gallery of Australia.

My photos are instead of the unique architecture of the museum buildings (with glimpses of the photographer 😉 ).
Many people have photographed these modern buildings.

The museum is only about 10 years old.
Canberra is in general a very young and modern city. About 100 years ago began the construction of the Australia’s new capital. Perhaps the Australians could not agree on which of the two largest cities in the country, Sydney and Melbourne,  should be capital?

Canberra is an Aboriginal term of “Meeting Place”. And like everywhere else in Australia, the country’s indigenous population of Aborigines have lived here for centuries.

In 1927 Canberra became the seat of the Australian National Government.

Today Canberra has the size of the Danish city I live near by: Århus. The population is around 300,000 people.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2012 11:51 am

    Amazing architecture! 🙂


  2. April 4, 2012 12:47 pm

    Is that Braille on the side of the building ? If so, do you know what it says ? These photos are wonderful Truels. I really like your reflection shot. I’m afraid Canberra isn’t somewhere I’ll be able to visit, I appreciate you taking me there “virtually”.


    • April 11, 2012 1:13 am

      Oh, it looks like a Braille – but I’m not sure. Maybe some of my readers know? And thanks for your kind comments, Sybil!


  3. April 4, 2012 9:12 pm

    It really is an amazing piece of architecture which I think I need to add to my bucket list of places to visit.


  4. April 5, 2012 6:45 pm

    Flotte bilder! Fargene er samstemte! Det gjør det hele delikat!


  5. April 5, 2012 11:36 pm

    Looks to be a fascinating place to visit.


  6. April 6, 2012 9:05 pm

    Wonderful architecture, superb photography.


  7. April 9, 2012 1:17 am

    Wow, what a fascinating place. Well captured by you.


  8. April 11, 2012 2:36 pm

    I recognise this place – it truly is a photographer’s playground 🙂


  9. April 12, 2012 9:12 am

    Museums are always worth for visit and so it seems that this one also.


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