Postcard from Canberra

My very first time to see Canberra was in 1987 when the Philippine Embassy sent us invitation to attend a Christmas Party there. My fiance and I along with his daughter, Judy, went to attend and to meet other Filipinas outside Orange as well as to acquaint ourselves with the Embassy.

I have vague memory of that affair now but it was a delightful and enjoyable experience for all of us. I loved the little market flea they incorporated in the Christmas Party. It was kind of Australian fete. My future step-daughter then was really amazed of the way the party was conducted especially because there were too much food laid on the table which she never had seen in her entire life.

The Parliament House via Northbourne Avenue

The Parliament House via Northbourne Avenue

I took this picture during our second visit to Canberra after our wedding. My ex husband parked the car along Northbourne Avenue for a rest after a long drive to get refreshed at the same time, he studied the map one more time before we went around the circle.

Parliament House location

Parliament House location

Capital Hill, ACT

Canberra has its own special landscape different to any other states. It is a territory within a state and is called Australian Capital Territory to which Canberra is the capital. Here’s a very educational link to learn about the Parliament House.

More detailed tourism info can be found here.. Canberra is also called the Australia’s Culture Portal packed with its own history and for what it stands today.

More readings, more interesting things to do, and more events are to be found in The Home of Australian Story.

Canberra is also known for its biggest annual event called Floriade that brings influx of visitors here and abroad to view their exquisite garden display of flowers in thousands of beds of various themes. The first time I ever had been to the Floriade was in 1996 when our friend Frank Lada took us there. Before us, was a vast expanse of acreage of Tulips and other floral display which was truly huge and awesome!

Then I went into this temporary Info Centre and Gallery where I saw beautiful Aboriginal artworks and photography depicting the making of this beautiful Capital called Canberra; derived from an Aboriginal word, “Kamberra” meaning meeting place. One more facts about Canberra..

My children Lily and Noemi did have a wonderful time exploring all avenues of kid’s amusement and sure did love their mini train cart ride that went around the entire track of the Floriade.

An enjoyable ride at the Floriade 1996

An enjoyable ride at the Floriade 1996

Vicky of Postcards n Stamps Plus from Sabah, Malaysia has posted my postcard which I sent her not long ago.

The Australian Continent

The Australian Continent

When I saw this postcard being posted on her blog, she gave me an idea what to post today. So with my old photo which I took a little over two decades ago that I found in my archive, I dashed off here and dusted off my framework to work on a new post.

Happy weekend!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vicky
    Sep 09, 2009 @ 19:57:40

    hi, Bonnie,
    Canberra- a beautiful city, I was there in 1985 too. I remembered we (and 2 other fellow teachers from Sabah) went to snowy mountains, the scenery was so beautiful I remembered the snow has just melted on the mountain top, thanks Bonnie for bringing back such fond memories! if I have the chance I would love to visit her again.


  2. framework9
    Sep 09, 2009 @ 20:10:07

    Thanks for the visit Vicky. If by any chance you’ll be able to revisit, expect a huge change! It’s getting better and better now and more sightings to do over there that I had never been before. 🙂


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