Wow! Peter and I have just arrived home from a totally unforgettable weekend... spent in Canberra!
To say that I feel honoured to be one of the '500 Humans' selected from 31,406 applicants to participate in The Human Brochure event is an understatement.
I am proud to be a Canberran. I was born in Canberra and lived in Liversidge Street, Acton, for the first few years of my life. I raised my son and my daughter in Canberra. And I have lived my life here. Why? Because I love it.
Over the last three days, together with other Human Brochure participants, we watched an amazing short film by Peter Jackson at the Australian War Memorial, chilled out in James Turrell's Skyspace monument at the National Gallery of Australia, and spotted a once rare and endangered Wollemi Pine tree at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We also drove into the nearby countryside and grazed on a six course lunch to the sound of warbling magpies, while sampling award-winning cool climate wines.
These postcards and morsels from our Human Brochure weekend will give you a taste of this beautiful city, Canberra. Click through the gallery of images. Whether you are a lover of food and wine, art and culture, sport and adventure, or family fun... there's much to see and enjoy here. So, when are you coming to visit?!
Australian War Memorial
Lunch at Capital Wines, Gundaroo
National Gallery of Australia
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Mount Majura Vineyard
Thank you sincerely to Ian Hill, director of Australian Capital Tourism, to the organisers of The Human Brochure and all those involved. Peter and I were thrilled and delighted to be one of the pioneer participants in this world first.
Dear readers, please click here for more information about The Human Brochure experience and Canberra, Australia's national capital. Come and visit for Canberra 100, our Centenary celebrations in 2013!
Hi. I'm Liz. I'm a writer, cook and traveller based in Canberra, Australia.
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