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Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2012

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The 21-metre Christmas Tree at Civic Square is back for 2012!

Unlike my 2011 effort, this year I came a little better prepared with my new Panosaurus panoramic head and a tripod. I'm very happy with the Panosaurus - I can now take clear pics at night and stitching spherical panos is far less manually intensive.

Happy Year-End wishes.

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A: Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2011

di Unkle Kennykoala, 20 metri di distanza

Christmas 2011 is almost upon us and by now huge chrissy trees would have gone up in many cities arou...

Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2011

B: Civic Square, Canberra

di Unkle Kennykoala, 30 metri di distanza

Civic Square in June 2011. For further info about Civic Square please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

Civic Square, Canberra

C: Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2013

di Unkle Kennykoala, 30 metri di distanza

Canberra's 21 metre Christmas Tree is back for 2013, at Civic Square.

Canberra - Civic Square Christmas Tree 2013

D: Canberra - Vernon Circle

di Unkle Kennykoala, 170 metri di distanza

Evening view from a little mound just behind the flower garden at Vernon Circle. To the north is the ...

Canberra - Vernon Circle

E: Canberra - City Hill

di Unkle Kennykoala, 200 metri di distanza

City Hill - a park very centrally located in Canberra but there's not much to see here.

Canberra - City Hill

F: Canberra - Givvi2me B'aaa-by! on City Walk

di Unkle Kennykoala, 210 metri di distanza

A sheep (happily?) offers itself up for some hot horizontal lamb'aaada to the other sheep, in broad d...

Canberra - Givvi2me B'aaa-by! on City Walk

G: Canberra - Garema Place 1

di Unkle Kennykoala, 300 metri di distanza

Garema Place in Civic, photo taken on Christmas Day 2011. Normally during the daytime like this the a...

Canberra - Garema Place 1

H: Canberra - Allara St to Binara St

di Unkle Kennykoala, 310 metri di distanza

This is around where Allara St becomes Binara St in Civic. Let's see what's around here... Casino Can...

Canberra - Allara St to Binara St

I: Canberra - Garema Place 2

di Unkle Kennykoala, 330 metri di distanza

Garema Place in Civic, photo taken on Christmas Day 2011. Normally during the daytime like this the a...

Canberra - Garema Place 2

J: Canberra - ACT Law Courts

di Unkle Kennykoala, 370 metri di distanza

This area, enclosed by Knowles Place and London Circuit, houses the ACT Law Courts, RBA (Reserve Bank...

Canberra - ACT Law Courts

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Australia

Questa è una vista generale di Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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