We passed this building on a number of occasions but didn’t actually stop or get to go inside. While suspecting a theatre, I didn’t know what the building was so, as I was really taken by the look of the exterior, I decided to investigate further. My investigations tell me that this is the Taedongmun Cinema House. Continue reading “Taedongmun Cinema House”
From late June to mid July each year you can try out, or hone, your ice skating skills courtesy of an open-air ice rink in Garema Place in the centre of Canberra. Continue reading “Winter Festival – Ice Skating in the City”
No, you have not misread the title of this review. I will return to that anon.
Canberra has a growing number of annual festivals and one of the latest additions (2015) to the fold is the rather fancifully named ‘World’ Curry Festival – Sydney makes do with its ‘Sydney’ Curry Festival! Continue reading “World Curry Festival – The Best of Irish”
Canberra’s multicultural festival started out on a very small scale in 1980 and is now a major annual event with hundreds of stalls (420 for 2013), half a dozen or more performance stages, buskers and side events all over the city centre. The festival incorporate Chinese New Year festivities, the Greek Glendi, a Turkish Bazaar, India in the City and so many other elements which could easily stand as separate events on their own. Continue reading “Multicultural Festival – Showcase On The World”
Floriade is an annual flower display of truly international standards. If you are in Canberra during Floriade you should not miss it though it is probably better to say if you are in town when it’s on you won’t miss it as, chances are, that will be the reason you are in town! Continue reading “Floriade – Canberra Blooms!”
Enlighten is one thing I look forward to every year in Canberra and while the same buildings are lit up every year, beautifully I might add, the event has grown to be much more than this over the many years it has now been taking place. Leaving aside the fact that I live in Canberra, I think Enlighten is streets ahead of the much newer equivalent event in Sydney, Vivid. Don’t get me wrong I love Sydney’s offering too, particularly the way the Opera House is lit up (see my Sydney Vivid review for more detail on that event) but the compactness of the Canberra show makes it a winner for me. Continue reading “Enlighten – 2016”
Legend has it that a mysterious and graceful lady clad in glowing garments once regularly glided across Lough Erne passing by Inishmacsaint, Inisgarve, Inisdoney, Inisclare and Inisglorraigh, carrying in her hand a bunch of beautiful wild flowers.
To the people of old this was The Lady of the Lake and her appearance was a sign of good times ahead. Continue reading “The Lady of the Lake”