While I couldn't be tempted to wake up early for the Balloon Spectacular, I did make it to the annual Skyfire fireworks display – another 'Canberra tradition'.
This year I walked to avoid the traffic and because I could (only 25 min!)
Absolutely beautiful and best of all, no buildings to block the view. Using the absence of a skyline to its advantage. Well played, Canberra, well played...
The photos below are from Skyfire last year (Saturday 16 March 2013).