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Connection with Washington, D.C. There are similarities with the design of Canberra and that of Washington, D.C Both consist of Parliamentary Triangles that link up the House of Government with other monuments and important places.
MAN: It's hard to live in Canberra without being aware of "the plan" because there are all these... you know, people say it's confusing with all the roundabouts - it...it actually works like a treat.
DR BRIAN KENNEDY, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUST.: Canberra, I believe will be...it's starting to be...and I think it'll be a 50-year process - the great recognised early 20th century planned city.
MAN: It was designed by an American Freemason, Walter Burley Griffin.
The Parliamentary Triangle was a significant feature of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for Canberra. The apices of the triangle are Parliament House, the seat of government; the Defence Head Quarters at Russell; and City Hill, representing the civilian part of Canberra. Griffin planned the city around two axes which converge in the center of the Parliamentary Triangle. The land axis connects Mount Ainslie, Capital Hill and Red Hill and extends off towards Mount Bimberi the Australian Capital Territory's highest mountain. The water axis runs at right angles to the land axis along the length of Lake Burley Griffin.
Originally posted by weathernut
IMO, it looks just like an arbitrary triangle drawn across an overhead cityscape. It is especially hard to see what is at the lower left edge of the picture. How hard is it to connect three sots on a map, to form a triangle? I'm sorry, in advance, if I'm missing something, but is there any significance of the three points selected in the triangle?