Sunday, March 19, 2006

Canberra: the roof of the Parliament building


From the roof of the Parliament building in Canberra. The pyramids are from the roof of the House and Senate. At night, when they are in session, they glow green or red so that people driving by can see from a distance that their government is at work - and stop by and watch the proceedings, if they like. The lawn grows over the top of the building, which is "underground" (built into a natural hill) which has the symbolic meaning that anyone in Australia can look down on the government - and the government must answer to them. In recent years, they've fenced it off so people can only get to the roof from the inside, but it used to be that anyone could walk or run up the hill to stand on top. Posted by Picasa

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