Apr 21, 2011

Walter and Marion go to Parliament

Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony (well sculptures of them) have moved into their new home, Parliament House, Canberra. Recently purchased they will participate in the Parliament's celebration of Canberra's Centenary.

For those of you who may not know, the American husband and wife architectural team won the international competition to design our capital city in 1911. They are generally regarded as a perfect team, Walter was not much good at drawing his ideas and Marion was brilliant, Walter saw the big broad picture and Marion the detail.

Of all their contributions to our culture I consider their acceptance of the natural Australian landscape the most influential.

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