I'm a writer of interactive and normal novels including steampunk fantasy app books set mainly in Australia. ifdb.tads.org/search?searchfor=author%3AFelicity Banks
Published February 8th 2015
A place of lanterns and blossoms
With a population under half a million, Canberra is an appropriate sister city to the picturesque Nara in Japan. The two cities cooperated to build the Nara Peace Park, a Japan-inspired oasis inside the Lennox Gardens beside Lake Burley Griffin.
It features a range of beautiful Japanese natives as well as two enormous stone lanterns (there is a time capsule from Nara's people buried beneath the larger of the two – which, since the lantern weighs five tonnes, will remain undisturbed for some time) and a sculpture by a Japanese artist.
The beautiful surroundings and origins of international cooperation make it an especially nice get-together for any kind of picnic. There's plenty of shade (both natural and elegantly man-made), as well as BBQ and toilet facilities.