Our first step in Canberra is for lunch, where else but the very ubiquitous McDonalds that t is prominently inviting in front of where everyone pass. I wonder if it is the hunger, but i thought the filet-o-fish here is much more yummy than where I came from.
Photo above is lifted from Wikipedia, just to show you the full image of the Parliament House.
We entered inside the building and even attended the Parliament in session. The security is thorough and systematic, all our things are left outside in lockers made just for this purpose. The session is a typical happening maybe in all parliament/congressional sessions in the world. The pros read, and the cons contradict. It is a bit funny, and we left after a few minutes.
"The Australian War Memorial is a museum, archive, and memorial that aims to help people remember and undestand the Australian experience of war." I got if from their written tribute. We spent the longest time that afternoon inside this museum, contemplating, saying some personal prayers, photographing many structures. We also encountered some tour groups with guides, and we left just the time enough for a late dinner back in Sydney.
We hurriedly went to the basement parking when we heard the loud music signifying that a ceremonial service is starting. It maybe 30-60min long so we opted not to wait for it. On our way down we unexpectedly encountered this lone bagpiper, who is doing the loud music call signifying the start of the service. We left at the back door and started for home.