Capital Hill

Australian Parliament House, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

The Australian Parliament House is the meeting facility of the Parliament of Australia, located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, and opened on 9 May 1988 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia it was at the time of the construction the most expensive building in the Southern Hemisphere costing over $1.1 billion. The design involved burying most of the building under Capital Hill, and capping the edifice with an enormous spire topped by a large Australian flag. I wanted to capture the simplicity of the front of Parliament House and this inclement autumn morning's cloud provided a great backdrop.

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