Hot air balloon spectacular 2023

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is a popular hot air balloon event that takes place annually each March in Canberra, Australia to celebrate Canberra Day. This event is one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in Australia, and it attracts thousands of visitors each year from around Australia and the world. This year’s event tookContinue reading “Hot air balloon spectacular 2023”

Waitangi Day 2018 celebrations, Canberra and Queanbeyan, Australia

To celebrate Waitangi Day the New Zealand High Commission hosted an event in Canberra/Queanbeyan, featuring the ACT Maori Performance Inc kapa haka group on Saturday 3 February 2018. The official date for Waitangi Day is Tuesday 6 February 2018. Along with good kiwi-style cooking (including hangi packs and afghan biscuits), there was beautiful singing and performancesContinue reading “Waitangi Day 2018 celebrations, Canberra and Queanbeyan, Australia”

Great light show happening in the nation’s capital tonight

On my way home tonight I saw a couple of little rays of lightning flash behind Parliament House in Canberra. So, I rushed home, grabbed my camera and tripod and set off to Parliament House. When I got there, the sky was getting darker, but there were no flashes of lightning to be seen. IContinue reading “Great light show happening in the nation’s capital tonight”

Wildlife at the university

On a recent visit to University House at the Australian National University last month, I discovered some very colourful wildlife living very happily around the venue. There were large gold fish in the pond and some beautiful rosellas just outside. I nearly missed the rosellas. There were two of them. They were both sitting inContinue reading “Wildlife at the university”

Well done Jack Seaman

On Saturday 6 January 2018 Paul Seaman’s son Jack competed against 30 other qualifiers in the Burnout Masters at Summernats in Canberra. He qualified for a one in ten spot at the Burnout Masters finals to be held on Sunday 7 January 2018. Jack is from Wagga Wagga and is a member of the Riverina Thrashers. DetailsContinue reading “Well done Jack Seaman”

It’s started…Summernats 2018 is here

Although Summernats 2018 doesn’t officially start until later today, driving around the city last night offered an amazing view of what to expect over the next four days in the nation’s capital, Canberra. Here are some images that I took last night while driving home through the city.   To purchase any of these images,Continue reading “It’s started…Summernats 2018 is here”

New Year’s Eve 2017

Celebrations in the nation’s capital on New Year’s Eve 2017 certainly offered a variety for locals. There were a variety of bands and djs around the city offering a wide choice in music. The local bars and clubs also offered their own style of music. Basically, Canberra was pumping. Everywhere you turned, there was somethingContinue reading “New Year’s Eve 2017”