Futuristic Facade - National Museum of Australia by TonyCrehan

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Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot.

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The National Museum of Australia in Canberra, as well as being a treasure trove of fascinating exhibits, is a building of striking modern architecture.

This section of the facade facing Lake Burley Griffin looks like an abstract painting with its geometric designs and contrasting colours.

The exterior of the building is covered in anodised aluminium panels. Many of the panels include words written in braille and other decorative devices. Among the messages are “mate” and “she’ll be right”. Also included were such controversial words and phrases as “sorry” and “forgive us our genocide”. These more controversial messages have been obscured with silver discs being attached to the surface making the braille illegible. (Wikipedia)

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    That is unusual…

  • Thanks Michael – quite a building. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Shane Viper
    Shane Viperover 3 years ago

    cool colours and patterns Tony

    Thank you for submitting your image to the Tasmanian Photographers Group

  • Thanks very much Shane.

    – TonyCrehan

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    this is a very cool pic! i’d love it even more as an abstract with the bit of garden cropped off the bottom right

  • Thanks for the fave and constructive comment Dave. Great minds think alike! I tried cropping the garden out but it took out much more of the pink path than I wanted. When I get time I will try a combination of a less drastic crop and cloning out the remainder. Appreciate your advice. Cheers. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    look forward to seeing it if you post

  • Hi Dave. I have replaced the image with one that has the garden removed as well as the lights and pipes sticking out of the walls. What do you think?

    – TonyCrehan

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  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingover 3 years ago

    Great shot! Sorry for the above mistake! your work is welcome in Lumix Lovers!!

  • No problem. Thanks

    – TonyCrehan

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    real sharp!! i htink you cropped just right!

  • Thanks Dave. I also found some interesting information about the braille words on the exterior panels so I have now added that to my description. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    interesting info about the braille and censorship

  • Sure is Dave. Thanks for comment.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Linda Sparks
    Linda Sparksover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Linda for featuring my shot of this truly unique building. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 3 years ago

    cool shot

  • Glad you think so Ray. Thanks for your comment.

    – TonyCrehan

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