Inspired by my recent walk around Yerrabi Pond at Gungahlin I decided to go for another autumnal walk – this time around Lake Ginninderra at Belconnen, in the northwest of the city. Continue reading “A Walk Around Lake Ginninderra”
This review focuses on a walk around Yerrabi Pond, in the northwestern part of Canberra.
When a capital city for Australia was being selected back in the early 1900s one of the key selection criteria was the availability of a year round water supply. The resultant border for the Australian Capital Territory (a significant part of which is taken up by the city of Canberra) was carefully selected and follows numerous ridges and hilltops to bring a sufficient water catchment area within the control of the then Commonwealth Government. Continue reading “An Autumnal Walk Around Yerrabi Pond”
Irrespective of how you approach Port Adelaide (the Port) you will see at least one of murals on either gable wall of the nine story old Fisheries Building, some distance before you get to the building. Continue reading “Street Art On A Grand Scale”
Topham Mall (close to the carpark) was the original “Free Wall” in Adelaide – a place were graffiti/ street artists could come and legally paint whatever they wanted (undoubtedly there were some restrictions!). Continue reading “Topham Mall – Street Art”
Readers of my reviews here will be aware that I have a liking for graffiti/street art and by that I mean quality art in areas where it is permitted, not illegal tagging and wanton defacement of either public or private property. Continue reading “Science Reaches Out Through Street Art”
While there are numerous examples of good graffiti art all over Canberra the majority would be time consuming for the visitor, with only a passing interest in the subject, to visit. There are currently (Sept 2016) 24 legal street art sites in Canberra, primarily road underpasses and spillways. Additionally there are a number more formal and more professional mural sites. Continue reading “Graffiti Art in the City”
I am as much against the wanton destruction of public and private property by graffiti as I am sure you are. Local governments and councils worldwide deal with it every day and we all pay through higher council rates, public transport fares and other taxes to have this vandalism removed. Continue reading “Paint The Town Any Colour You Like!”