Wednesday 16 June 2021

Canberra - Share my Snaps!

 A month or two ago, we had a quick overnight in Canberra for a wedding. It was out on Pialligo Estate in a charming olive grove. It is a beautiful location and we had a great time. While only 10 minutes from our hotel, it felt like we were in the country side, and quite removed from the city.

Sometimes just the idea of being in the countryside is enough to refresh and revive you.

The next day we say the Van Gogh before it finished and had a quick lunch at Tipsy Bull before heading home. It was very short break but a refreshing change of scenery all the same.

We stayed in a hotel we hadn't stayed in before and that added a refreshing element of unfamiliar to the weekend. 

I found this one (above) striking and the light in it so memorable, though it was the sunflowers that everyone had come to see. And isn't that life? We turn up for something but it is something else completely that makes the experience so memorable. We went for the wedding but came back feeling revived. 

And of course, it wouldn't be a trip to the National Gallery without a pitstop at the Yayoi Kusama. Sometimes the familiar brings joy too.



Linking with WeekendReflection


  1. I'm with you on the countryside. It's my favorite place. The big cities I avoid. It's also good that you go for one thing, but come home with so much more. Wonderful.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  2. Aaaah it's been too long since we were last in Canberra. Or at the national gallery. Or in the countryside. The combo of the 3 is an almighty exhale.

  3. Gorgeous! My kind of getaway. The countryside always always always revives me. Nature. Wide open spaces. Fresh air. Lovely!

  4. Just so refreshing Lydia, glad you went home feeling revived!

  5. Lydia, that was a wonderful post. Yayoi Kusama is not a familiar name for me, but I love the pictures. :)

  6. yayoi kusuma's work is incredible. She is one of the few contemporary artists who does really beautiful things and not only conceptual. This exhibition looks very interesting.

  7. And I should have been there last week too but Covid in Victoria saw that postponed. I love Canberra. We (Head and Neck Cancer Australia) have a new date planned in mid August... Thank you for linking up for #LifeThisWeek. Next week, we reach the midway point of the link up with Optional Prompt: 26/51 Optimism. Mr W is back with this one! It's always great to see your post and comments, I appreciate that very much. Denyse.

  8. What a wonderful trip. If only I didn't live on the other side of the world!

  9. That's a great variety of images from Canberra.

    It's nice to see your link this week at 'My Corner of the World'!