Found this photo from a few weeks ago when I was in Canberra. Black Mountain Tower opened in 1980 and is 195m tall. It provides essential communications facilities for Canberra, including major trunk line radio telephony facilities, television transmitters for national and commercial services, FM radio transmitters, and mobile phones.
The crossing at Barrenjoey Road. This is a place worth traveling the 40km from Sydney CBD. It does both grilled and fried fish, and is licensed to sell wine and beer. Just walk across this crossing to sit by the shore of Pittwater and watch the sunset (see previous post 24 December 2012).
The gun mount of the HMAS Brisbane outside the AWM.
HMAS Brisbane (1966) was the second vessel of that name to serve in the Royal Australian Navy. She was the third of the RAN's American-built "Charles F. Adams" class guided-missiles destroyers.
Brisbane undertook two tours of duty with the United States Seventh Fleet off Vietnam, in 1969 and again in 1971, and was the last ship of the RAN to serve there.
The setting sun and the big Amiens gun, captured WW1.
‘To assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society’. This is the mission of the Australian War Memorial.
After the 1939-1945 war, the charter of the Memorial was extended to encompass all wars in which Australians have died.
Today, the Memorial’s collection is divided into the following areas: Art (the Memorial has an extensive art collection), Military Heraldry and Technology, (including flags, uniforms, guns, aeroplanes and so on), Photo Sound and Film, and Printed and Written Records.
Outside the AWM Canberra is this statue of Simpson and his Donkey.
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (6 July 1892 – 19 May 1915), who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He continued this work for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend". Wiki
The path to the Australian War Memorial Canberra. Over the next seven days I will be taking you around the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. I visit there on my afternoon walk around Canberra. This is one of my favourite places, especially after all the crowds have gone.
"The Australian War Memorial is unique among the world’s war memorials, because it is both a collection and a building and the building is both a museum and a shrine. The Memorial was founded to commemorate the 60,000 Australians who died in the 1914-1918 war and to tell the story of Australians in war.
Its foundation stone was laid on ANZAC Day 1919, but work on the building was delayed by the Depression and the Second World War and it was not opened until Armistice Day 1941." anzacday.org.au
This caught my eye as I was walking along Palm Beach.
The Citroën 2CV (French: "deux chevaux" i.e. "deux chevaux-vapeur [fiscaux]", literally "two tax horsepower") was an economy car produced by the French car manufacturer Citroën between 1948 and 1990.
My street, or an extension of it. This is a path through a reserve at the bend in my street. I imagine that my street was once an ancient Aboriginal track. There is a shelter nearby (see post from a few days ago) where a dig dated occupation back 10000 years. My street is a natural track leading from one beach to another.
The palm is a Cabbage Tree Palm which my street is named after.
Part of the City Daily Photo theme day for December, for other click here.