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Australian War Memorial

The most important war memorial in Australia

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Australian War Memorial
Inserted: 21.01.2021
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is a very important building, of course, especially for Australians. It is intended as a memory of all those who fell during the First and Second World Wars. It is located at the foot of Mount Ainslie, relatively close to the center

At the memorial

The monument is really monumental and is built in a nice place with plenty of space to make it stand out. A little further behind it is the hill Mount Ainslie, where you can also go if you want to see, for example, kangaroos

At the memorial
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The interior of the monument

The monument looks like a huge mausoleum and there is a really gloomy atmosphere. Man, on the other hand, does not understand why, as humanity, we constantly kill each other

The interior of the monument
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Roll of Honor with the names of the dead

Roll of Honor is a long corridor covered by bronze plaques with 102,600 names of Australian soldiers who fell in the war

Roll of Honor with the names of the dead
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Pool of Reflection

Pool of Reflection is a place with eternal fire in the middle of the lake. It is a place for remembrance and mourning of dead soldiers

Pool of Reflection
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View from the monument

There is a nice view of the distant parliament building from the monument

View from the monument
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