A picture is worth a thousand words. They can deliver certain moods and leave you with unforgettable feelings. Irma Astrid Patricia, our friend from college, is one of those people who knows how to capture things and nature around her.
We’ve always known her as a girl who loves to travel. If you visit her Instagram. You’ll find beautiful pictures she’s taken from many places. This time, she’ll share tell us a story about Canberra, Australia. :)
I’m a post graduate student studying environmental science at The Australian National University and currently staying in Canberra, Australia. I’m a human-to-nature enthusiast, I daydream about building a city forest in my hometown, Jakarta, where people can be in touch with nature, built community, breathe fresh air and just live. In my spare time I like to jog, cycle and dive occasionally.
April! it’s when autumn has started and the city slowly changes its color gracefully.
Everywhere! be it by the lake, up the hill, or in the park.. sunsets in Canberra is just amazing!
Sky blue, apple green & earthy caramel
I usually start by browsing through gumtree.com.au. it’s a local advertisement website where you can look for or sell out your stuff. I bought my bedframe and dinning set from the website.
I also like to visit thrift stores like Salvos, but my fave one would be The Green Shed. It’s a resource management center run by the government as a way of organizing reuse and recycling activities in the city. People can drop off any kind of their unused items from books, furnitures, lamps, cooking utensils, bicycles, to treadmill.. (anything!) and the Shed’s guys will sort them out and sell it back to the community. it’s sort of like Jl. Surabaya in Jakarta, only bigger and more organized.
I adore Canberra’s local handmade products, but they are quite pricey as most of them are made by artisanal with high quality standards. My fave local brand would be Yuum Sundays natural soaps.
Heaps! One would be the Old Bus Depot Markets, a one-stop handmade local market that opens only on Sundays. I love the place because it’s where artisans around Canberra gather and sell their products such as artsy paintings, chocolates and cakes, cute handbags, jewelries, and other handcrafted products.
Thank you Irma for sharing your experience and pictures with us.