With camera in Canberra, walking.

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Whilst on leave in 2018, I locked in a few solo days and headed south west to the nation’s capital. With no plans except to visit the National and Portrait galleries, the rest of my trip was an open book. Just me, my camera and google maps.

Canberra is changing; hipster cafes, bespoke boutiques, gelato bars and microbreweries abound. But some things remain the same and I’m glad for it – there’s a quietness to Canberra that I enjoy. Despite the occasional media scrum with pontificating pollies, it’s still feels like a city not-quite-unpacked.

And the buildings…what a treasure trove for a photographer! From art deco to brutalist, government to grand, you can run the gamete in Canberra without travelling too far. Architecture seems almost compartmentalised, suburban boundaries defined by contrasting building styles, sometimes on opposite sides of the same street. On parliament side of the lake, there’s a gathering of columns, of concrete and stone and bold lines around manicured lawns, relieved only by human movement through the spaces. The Aboriginal Tent Embassy fire burns continuously and brightly in the landscape.

This blogpost features images captured in Canberra. Mainly in black and white, the monochrome palette (hopefully) emphasising the architectural aspects.

There’s a lot to love about Canberra.

Lou x

Skyspace at the National Gallery
View through the Skyspace dome
The National Library
The Carillion
Pond reflection at the National Gallery
The Ovolo
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I live and work in Newcastle, Australia - a gorgeous little coastal town in NSW. Kids, dogs, love, work, trees, the beach and my camera keep me happy. All blog content and photography is copyright Louise Faulkner Photography, but am happy to share with those seeking permission.

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