In Canberra, I recently stayed at the brand-new Aria Hotel, and had occasion to walk next door to the offices of the ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] to do an interview. Like most people in a hurry, I took the most direct way. The resulting 200m walk was so funny I thought I’d let the photos speak for themselves.
Canberra is known as the “bush capital” because of its abundant nature reserves, and bushwalking (hiking, North Americans would call it) is a popular sport. So maybe it’s apt that pedestrians are encouraged to trample fresh landscaping as they go hurriedly about the nation’s business.