Canberra is full of historical and political attractions however our trip to Canberra was mostly science focused but who can visit Canberra and not visit Parliament House.
First we went to new Parliament House. Isn’t it a grand building? I just love that flag towering 81 metres over the building.
A closer view of the front of new Parliament House
Putting your back to new Parliament House you can see the back of old Parliament House. On the ground here you can all see the large Aboriginal mosaic design.
The main foyer
The House of Representatives
We only briefly toured new Parliament House as the boys really aren’t old enough to appreciate it. Old Parliament House was much more interesting for them.
Below is old Parliament House. A grand building but no where near as architecturally outstanding as the new building.
Old Parliament House
The old House of Representatives. Smaller and gloomier than the new but made more impressive by all the old wood.
The old Senate. The children enjoyed being able to walk around these rooms and sit in the seats that past politicians sat in.
Here’s Brayden sitting in an old speaker’s chair.
Here’s Ethan and his friend sitting in a seat that the Queen sat on.
Here’s Ethan posing as a Chinese gold fossicker.
Here’s Brayden posing as a Roman in his chariot.
Playing with the tube phones
Exploring a time lapse type view of the room we were in.
Exploring yet another touch screen. I think we’ve played with all the touch screens Canberra had to offer.
So that’s was a quick photographic tour around our Parliament Houses. If you are interested in knowing more about our parliament you can find lots of great information here.