Moving on, that’s the National Carillon in the distance. Canberra is a capital city not so favorable to walking.
Here’s some wiki: “The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation’s capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any state, similar to Washington, D.C. in the United States, or Brasília in Brazil.
“Following an international contest for the city’s design, a blueprint by American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins’ plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred on axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory.”
The problem is all those circles and hexagons and triangles are actually street patterns for neighborhoods which are now isolated from each other by roaring highways and separated further by huge gardens and waterways.