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This is Australia's Parliament House. Construction commenced in 1981 and it was finally completed in 1988 at a cost of $1.1 billion, the most expensive building in the world at the time. It was designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, and is based on the shape of two boomerangs (which actually eluded me upon inspection). It has 4,600 rooms, a great hall and of course the two houses of Parliament: the House of Representatives (decorated in green) and the Senate House (decorated in red). Atop the building you can see the 85 metre flagpole and one of the many artifacts inside the building is the Magna Carta. I still can't work out why we have it and England doesn't. If anyone can tell me why, I'd be grateful.

This place is just asking to be photographed at the Blue Hour, but I didn't get the time.


Canon 5D MkII
f/11
1/320 sec
ISO 200
17mm using 17-40mm lens

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