Last weekend there was a buzz around little Canberra- as we celebrated our 100th Birthday (such a youngen, our little city!). I am a sucker for fun events, so had a wonderful weekend embracing all the things on!
Every year around this time the skies fill with hot air balloons on early summer mornings. It's a bit of a tradition in our family to get up at 6am to watch them rise and then go have a BBQ breakfast at black mountain. So of course we had to rise to the occasion (haha)!
I love seeing the new ones- this amazing peacock was a definite fave! A hot favourite was also the giant Darth Vader head!
I didn't manage to get a good photo of him myself, so this pic is from here
Another great annual event which was on last week was the enlighten festival- where Canberra's (somewhat) famous attractions are lit up with projected art installations. I love seeing some of my favourite places lit up and appreciated for their architectural beauty.
There was also a huge build-your-own artwork area for kids which was pretty cool!
Big kids too, of course!
The projection of graffiti all over Old Parliament House was awesome!
Monday night was a big celebration down at the Lake for Canberra's birthday! Lots of things were happening- concerts, food stalls, millions of people- I only caught the end of it, but it was pretty great to see so many people having fun in our little Capital!
We were all awaiting the grande finale- the fireworks!! They started off a little small (and somewhat pathetic..)
But ended with a bang!!
Happy Birthday, Canberra x