Photographer's Note

This is what new Parliament House, in Canberra, ACT, looks like from the inside, in the huge foyer of marble.
The use of marble and timber in the main Foyer of Parliament provides a link to the arrival of Europeans to Australia.
The marble stones that make up the foyer contain small fossils of crustateans that lived thousands of years ago. This marble came from Belgium, while some of the other marble was donated from Portugal and Italy. The colours of the marble represent Australia, with the grayish-green on the pillars representing the Eucalyptus leaves, which are found throughout Australia.
About 90 percent of Parliament House is made of native Australian materials, however the imported marble was included in the construction, because they were gifts to Australia from the respective governments.

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Additional Photos by Claudia Lazar (joeydrops) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 60 N: 447] (2659)
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