Category Archives: Contains a rant

Saturday 13 August 2011 – Bowen Park and Telopea Park – Naming names

Radiating in all directions (continued) After reading that Walter Burley Griffin planned parks and names at the end of the state capital avenues that surround present-day Parliament House, I sought out his 1918 plan. I was able to zoom in far enough … Continue reading

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Saturday 13 August 2011 – Bowen Park and Telopea Park

Bowen Park Parks are nice and flat. Having only ever been to Telopea Park once, for a work picnic about 30 years ago, and never having been over the road to Bowen Park, I mapped a route of about the right … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28 June 2011 – Interim Post

Jill has posted a “can’t keep up” entry to her blog, reminding me that I’ve been meaning to do the same. Trying to tame a new computer system has stopped me in my tracks. I’ve gone from Windows XP to … Continue reading

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Blandfordia 5 – The Rant

The Griffin Plan The following rant was inspired by a speech given on 18 May 2011 at one of the Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) concerts. The concert was Amazing Space 3: Sounding the Axis: tracing Constitution Avenue and the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 19 April 2011 – Farrer

I do realise that this is not a weekend walk, but it was meant to be. We’d scheduled it for Sunday 17 April, but Dac was sick. Sick while on recreation leave. 😦 When he started feeling better, we decided … Continue reading

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