919. Where am I? (Solved by @melissaellisphotography @siatzo // A. Department of Home Affairs, Benjamin Way, Belconnen. The offices were designed by McConnel, Smith & Johnson Architects and the first stage opened in 1980 with the former Department of Inmigration the first tenant. Like the nearby Cameron Offices, large portions of the original build have been demolished and we can only hope the remaining structures are preserved as they are significant examples of brutalist architecture and intrinsic to Canberra’s history.)
915. Where am I? (Solved by @amudays @alexandracraig_ // A. External fountain, Senate side, @visit_australian_parliament, Parliament Drive, Canberra. Hope you enjoyed the Parliament House triptych, in honour of the building’s 30th birthday.)
914. Where am I? (Solved by @mikey30stm // A. “Sean the Prawn”, Marble Foyer, @visit_australian_parliament, Parliament Drive, Canberra. You’ll find Sean on the first landing of the stairs leading up to the House of Representatives side of Parliament House. The Granitello Nero limestone dates back as far as 345 million years ago and was sourced from Belgium. Sean gained notoriety thanks to @annabelcrabb when she featured the fossil in her 2017 documentary series “The House”, which originally aired on ABC TV.)
910. Where am I? (Solved by @sarahannsyme @capital_jkd // A. Henry Rolland Park, Barrine Drive, Acton. These shelters cover the picnic tables at Canberra’s newest park. Lovely work by @formswell_design.)
909. Where am I? (Solved by @vltaylor_ // A. National Rock Garden, Barrenjoey Drive, Canberra. The currently modest garden features a rock sample from each state and territory, this one is a sample of Brockman Iron Formation from the Hammersley Range in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. At a lazy 2490–2450 million years old this formation contains the world’s largest concentration of iron, amounting to billions of tonnes of iron ore.)
Every time I look at the High Court of Australia at least one detail or angle will catch my eye. This simple image from last Sunday has so many; the little pockets of water on the concrete wall panels after a passing shower, the late afternoon shadows of the security cameras, the sunlight catching the window reveal... what a beautiful building!