National Carillon, Aspen Island, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Early of a morning during autumn and winter, Lake Burley Griffin is often covered in fog. On this chilly autumn morning it was no different. Heavy fog had hidden the lake and it's surrounds from view, but not long after sunrise the fog lifted a little and the early sun shone on the National Carillon. The soft rippling on the lake made for a great reflection and a scene many in Canberra can relate to. 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.