Uta’s Diary, September 2016

7 Sep

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CANBERRA,

CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA

 

FROM THE 25TH TO THE 28TH OF AUGUST 2016 we stayed in the Forrest Hotel that is situated in the National Circuit marked light blue on the above map.

 

“Forrest Hotel & Apartments

Located in the quiet Canberra suburb of Forrest, this hotel is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Parliament House and the National Gallery of Australia.”

 

 

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Our room in the Forrest Motel

Our room in the Forrest Hotel

Before we checked in into the Forrest Hotel we went for lunch at the cafe in Parliament House, and we also went around for a bit looking at areas inside and outside the Parliament.

 

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This was a beautiful salad served on barley.

We each had a beautiful salad served on barley.

I had quail eggs with the salad, and Peter had chicken

I had quail eggs and tofu  with the salad, and Peter had salad and chicken on barley.

It was nice sunny outside but a bit to windy to be sitting there for our lunch.

It was nice sunny outside but a bit to windy to be sitting there for our lunch.

Walking around outside, we had this view.

Walking around outside, we had this view.

We noticed this plaque on the ground.

We noticed this plaque on the ground.

And there was this statue.

And there was this statue.

 

 

 

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For a while I did sit outside in the sun.

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Peter took this picture as I was walking up these stairs.

Peter took this picture as I was walking up these stairs.

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4 Responses to “Uta’s Diary, September 2016”

  1. catterel September 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    Looks like a very interesting visit – bet you were worn out by the end of the day with so much walking!

    • auntyuta September 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

      We spent three nights in the Forrest Hotel in Canberra, Cat. I think all these nights I had some very good sleep, for each day we did fit in quite a lot of sight seeing! I guess, we both felt kind of worn out by the end of each day. 🙂 But I must say, we do have very good memories of our recent visit to Canberra.
      Thanks for commenting, dear Cat.

  2. Christine J Randall September 14, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    Lovely photos. The place is a bit over the top but I suppose it has to look better than an administration block. That light fitting looks very art deco. Queen Elizabeth looks very regal, and stern while she withstands the winds of time. I’m looking forward to our visit some time in the future. You have piqued my interest.

    • auntyuta September 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

      Yes, I think Canberra is well worth a visit. I am sure you’d find it very interesting.

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