Canberra celebrates its 100th birthday today, the 12th of March, 2013 and to celebrate almost the entire city enjoyed a long weekend of celebrations in around the nations capital. Namely at Regatta point, almost 100,000 people turned up to hang out and celebrate this beautiful Sydney – Melbourne compromise. Far from where the Griffin plan was meant to take Canberra, but also eerily close, this city has flourished to become as unique as a seagull that hates hot chips. The capital was electric this weekend, and everyone was proud as punch to be a part of this beautiful city, here are a few snaps from my weekend.
As it does most weekends, saturday started early with a ride out up Mt. McDonald and around through Uriarra crossing. Tristan and I spotted this brave (to be doing this in public) roller skater slicing through the fog near the Corin Dam.
The Brumbies obliterated the ‘Tahs at Canberra stadium.
Celebratory noise makers.
Jack cooked me an absurdly appreciated meal (for 2) beforehand.
En route to to the lake for Enlighten.
“Canberrans are happy to turn up to public events & have fun, provided its a short cab ride to civic after.” said Jack as we checked out the Enlighten Festival with Nick. It wasn’t just us, we inevitably ran into about half of the people we know, because this is Canberra.
Enjoyed an afternoon walk with Finn in Haig Park, originally built to combat dust blowing in from the plains when this town was essentially a sheep station (who even knew?).
Finally we checked out the Canberra 100 celebrations at Regatta point and around the entire east basin at the lake.
This robot was writing a narrative about the city on the path.
Canberra put on an amazing show and I think everyone was blown away by the whole thing. All of these shots were taken with my iPhone 4s and link through to Flickr.