Uta’s Diary, August 2016

30 Aug

John Lord from THE AIM NETWORK says in his recent blog:

If you want a good read on growing inequality read this:

https://ourworldindata.org/incomes-across-the-distribution/#australia-rising-inequality-but-everyone-is-better-off

I had a look at these data. They reveal a lot about income distribution. Truly interesting!

 

Peter and I spent a few days in Canberra. We returned on Sunday, the 28th.

Last Saturday we drove up to the Telstra Tower.

Last Saturday we drove up to the Telstra Tower.

 

We had arrived early when there was still quite a bit of morning fog.

We had arrived early when there was still quite a bit of morning fog.

Opening time was 9 am. The lift took us to the top.

Opening time was 9 am. The lift took us to the top from where we took several pictures.

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We had some breakfast in the Cafe of the Telstra Tower.

We had some breakfast in the Cafe of the Telstra Tower.

 This is Peter writing a Telstra postcard to Caroline and Matthew.


This is Peter writing a Telstra postcard to Caroline and Matthew.

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 The Telstra Letter-Box


The Telstra Letter-Box

The Telstra Postcard is about to be inserted into the Letter-Box!

The Telstra Postcard is about to be inserted into the Letter-Box!

Here it goes!

Here it goes!

Here Peter is near the Entrance to the Telstra Tower.

Here Peter is near the Entrance to the Telstra Tower.

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At about 10,30 we left the Tower and explored a little bit its surrounding and the views towards the city of Canberra. The fog had lifted. There was even some sunshine. The air was fresh and crisp. Temperature had risen to about 8 C.

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 This is where our rented car was parked.


This is where our rented car was parked.

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When we had been arriving earlier in the morning we were just about the only visitors. But now more and more people kept arriving.

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Apparently there is a bit of public transport going up here:

Peter looks at a bus timetable.

Peter looks at a bus timetable.

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Then we drove on to the National Museum.

Along Lake Burleigh Griffin

Along Lake Burleigh Griffin

The National Museum's Loop gets closer.

The National Museum’s Loop gets closer.

The Loop

The Loop

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Entering The NationalMuseum

Entering The NationalMuseum

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 An old map of Australia


An old map of Australia

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This one is about Mystery.

 There were a lot more of these verses.


There were a lot more of these verses.

I took more pictures of other verses. I might show them some other time. All these verses made a lot of sense to me. This is why I took pictures of them to remember them. There was for instance more about hope, loneliness and thrill as well as devotion and passion.

Most of the cafe's outside area was under construction.

Most of the cafe’s outside area was under construction.

We just had a look outside, but were sitting inside the cafe for our lunch.

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We shared some fruit salad and then shared some lovely fried eggs on barbecued toast.

We shared some fruit salad and then shared some lovely fried eggs on barbecued toast. I very much liked this lunch.

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Peter had some knee problems and at one stage was limping a bit. One museum staff member noticed it and promptly offered Peter the free use of one of the museum’s scooters. Very bravely, Peter rejected this offer. He just was not inclined yet to use one of these motorised scooters, hoping his knee would soon get better. And luckily, by massaging some relevant pressure points, it soon did get better, and Peter was able to walk around again more freely.

This one is near the entrance.

This one is near the entrance.

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This is also close to the entrance.

This is also close to the entrance.

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Saturday evening The Museum of Australian Democracy presented
THE HANSARD MONOLOGUES: Age of Entitlement

We had tickets for this very interesting show. The Museum of Australian Democracy is int the Old Parliament Building.

You might like to have a look at this website:

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Hansard

The Old Parliament Building at nighttime

The Old Parliament Building at nighttime

2 Responses to “Uta’s Diary, August 2016”

  1. rangewriter August 31, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    I LOVE the post box. Not only because all things postal are near and dear to me, but also because it came into use just about when my mother was born!

  2. gerard oosterman August 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    There used to be a post box on top of Mount Kosciusko. The Telstra Tower is impressive. Nice to have a coffee there too.

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