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Parliament House of Australia

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Built between 1981 and 1988, Australia's Parliament House in Canberra was designed by the New York architecture firm of Mitchell/Giurgola, beating out 328 other entries in a design competition.


The building was constructed into the hill rather than on top of it, symbolically reminding us that government is not above the people.


The prominent 81-metre flagpole is made of stainless steel and weighs 250 tonnes.


I'm back in Edmonton from my travels in Australia, but there will be more photos to come, including a few more of this gorgeous building.

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Taken on April 24, 2013