Carillon Blues

National Carillon, Aspen Island, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Canberra in autumn isn’t always bright colours. The foggy mornings make for plenty of mood around the national capital’s attractions. On this occasion, the National Carillon was surrounded with fog, with the much of the lake and its surrounds hidden from from view.

Located on Aspen Island, Lake Burley Griffin, the 50 metre high National Carillon was a gift from the British Government to the people of Australia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the national capital. Queen Elizabeth II accepted the National Carillon on behalf of Australians on 26 April 1970. John Douglas Gordon, after whom the Aspen Island footbridge is now named, played the inaugural recital.