Views all Canberrans will recognise (21)

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From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:38:39 +1000

And now for something topical:  the Embassy of China, photographed on a brisk July Canberra morning.  The attendant birds are a PEKIN ROBIN and a CHINESE POND HERON.  I hasten to acknowledge that these are not from my own camera, but are taken from the evocative illustrations in, respectively, Hamlyn’s ‘Ornamental Birds’ (Libuse and Jaromir Knotek) and ‘The Herons Handbook’ (Peter Hayman).  The disapproving magpie just happened to wander into the snap.  Canberra residents might recall the bamboo scaffolding used in construction of this building, which caused a minor industrial issue.


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