Monday, January 20, 2014

Canberra trip

Yes, I am still alive. I'm a bad blogger... Blame Facebook!

We had a quick trip to Canberra over Xmas to meet up with family. While we were there, we took the opportunity to visit a few places.

The Royal Australian Mint

The 'Holey Dollar'

From blanks to currency

Questacon Science Museum

Steal the jewel without the sensor going off

Balance platform

Simple machines


Tectonic plates

Making a tsunami

A periodic table wall.

Smoke signals

Museum of Australian Democracy (old Parliament House)

House of Representatives Chamber

Prime Ministers Office until this Parliament House closed in 1988.

Learning about current and former Prime Ministers

In the Speaker's Chair

This was a 'spy hole' from the Prime Minister's secretary's office into the PM's office :)

National Film and Sound Archive

It's housed in the most gorgeous art-deco building!

Being a projectionist

Fractured Heart - Interactive sound and light sculpture based on Goyte's song

Creating sound effects

History of Australian film and music


Suji said...

Sigh, wish Dash was a museum lover...that science museum looks a bit like the Exploratorium in SF, the only museum kiddo has ever loved. :P Glad you guys got so much out of the trip!

jugglingpaynes said...

LOL! Facebook has been bad for me as well. We should connect there. Email me if you are interested (many have complained that they can't "find" me). :o)

I love the museums! Especially the National Film and Sound Archive. I love learning the background on how films are made, especially effects. I suppose I'm just a movie junkie at heart!

Peace and Laughter!

Kez said...

Suji - yes, Questacon is a lot like the Exploratorium. So you can see why Billy loves it :)

Cristina - I found you and sent you a friend request!