After a few stormy weeks, the weekend saw the return of gorgeous summer weather and with it the opportunity to get outside and explore Canberra.
My husband and I made the most of the sunshine on Sunday and walked from our apartment through Kingston, around Lake Burley Griffin to the National Gallery of Australia.
So many people were out and about making the most of the sunny Sunday with picnics, bike rides, walks and alfresco dining.
The walk is about eight kilometres return and is a nice easy stroll past some of the city’s most photogenic features.
When we arrived at the Gallery we explored the sculpture garden before venturing inside to see the newly hung gallery spaces. The new layout is the definition of cool and we were just two of many art enthusiasts exploring the galleries and exhibition spaces.
No visit to the National Gallery of Australia is complete without a walk through the spectacular Within Without Skyspace by American artist James Turrell. This is my favourite space at the gallery and it really is something you need to experience.
To top off a lovely morning, the Country Womens Association had a fundraising bake stall onsite so we just had to show our support and buy some scones with jam and cream and the most amazing lamingtons. After a bite to eat and some Vietnamese iced coffees it was time to walk back home.