Today, September 1st, is the first day of Spring! Now that I have adjusted to the time change, I can begin to explore my new surroundings.
Canberra (pronounced CAN-bra, with emphasis on the CAN) is Australia’s only completely planned city, designed around 1911. It is the home to approximately 320,000 Australians, most of whom are civil servants. It is also the home of some amazing museums!
On my first day of walking around the city I briefly passed some of these great sights. This included a view of Black Mountain Tower, which provides magnificent 260 degree views of the city and surrounding country.
The National Museum of Australia is the place to go to learn about the history of Australian settlement. It is on my list of places to visit on the weekends!
Across Lake Burley Griffin is the National Library of Australia. The folks at the Archive tell me it is worth a look, expecially the Ballet Russes exhibit currently on display.
Deborah Stoiber is the Nitrate Vault Manager at The Louis B. Mayer Conservation Center. She graduated from The L. Jeffrey Selznick School in 1998. After graduation, she spent time at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY working on their 16mm collection.