Friday, January 27, 2012
Confucius in Canberra
Canberra has its own little Chinatown in the northern suburb of Dickson. Well, not much more than a single street, and not even all of that is Chinese. There's Italian, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and a pub called 'O'Neill's', so it's a bit of a mix, but there are a number of good Chinese restaurants in Woolley Street.
And on the corner of Woolley and Cape Streets stands this statue of Confucius. Carved from limestone in the birthplace of Confucius, the statue was given to Canberra to mark the tenth anniversary (in 2010) of the Sister City agreement between Canberra and Beijing.