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"Go up to the Mount Ainslie..." Views Tip by Ronald_T

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<p><font face='Times New Roman' size='4'>Go up to the <b>Mount Ainslie</b> and have a great lookout over the parliamentary triangle, Lake Burley Griffin and the Carillon. Views of the Australian War Memorial are especially good from this lookout. It was on this spot that the architect <b>Walter Burly Griffin</b> had his inspiration to design the <b> Canberra</b> that it is today.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align='center'><font face='Times New Roman' size='4'> This is a piece of <b>Griffin's</b> own words about
<b>Mount Ainslie</b>:&nbsp;</font></p> <p align='center'><font face='Times New Roman' size='4' color='#0000FF'> '...The site may be considered an irregular amphitheatre with Mount Anslie at the north-east, flanked by Black Mountain and Mount Pleasant all forming the top galleries; with the slopes to the water, the auditorium - the waterway and flood-basin, the arena; with the southern slopes reflected in the basin, the terraced stage and setting of monumental Government structures sharply defined rising tier on tier to the culminating highest internal hill, Capital Hill; and with Mugga Mugga, Red Hill and the blue distant mountain ranges forming the back scene of the theatrical whole...'</font></p>

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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