Canberra City Hill
City Hill in Canberra. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons


Canberra is the nation’s capital city. It has a population of 400,000 and was founded in 1913.


You can live your life in Canberra and avoid all politicians. You can’t live a week inside its design without feeling like Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin: confused.  

The Chicago couple first built the city with their minds then put it on paper to win the Canberra planning competition. They lived on grazing land and stayed to see their 20th-century vision blur. The moral of the story usually told in Canberra: genius misunderstood by old men!