Floriade has come and gone for another year here in Australia
Floriade is Australia’s biggest celebration of spring. This iconic Canberra event, which is now in its 26th year, runs for 30 days over the months of September and October.
The tulips are the attraction here for most people
but when going with JoJo it is the Australia Fair Street Organ and it's Boss.......Rick!
“Australia Fair” is a Belgium built travelling Concert Organ. It was built in the workshops of Verbeeck’s Organ Works (Est 1884) in Antwerp and is the only travelling Concert Organ in Australia. It has entertained at all levels from local functions to “Yarralumla” – the residence of the Governor General of Australia.
The organ has the equivalent sound of a 20-piece band and operates on air pressure generated by a bellows and regulated by a reservoir.
Jo's Hero Rick
Some of the 'books' played
After Rick comes the Ferris Wheel
above is a pic from the Ferris Wheel in action
All the while we meander through luscious beds of Tulips.....
Amongst them was this sign......there must've been a competition or something on
I had never heard of remote control candles before until Anita from Castles Crowns and Cottages told me about them so I had to have them!
They change colours too with the flick of the remote!!!
After we were finished there.........and had gone back to Rick 3 times we headed off back into the Canberra Centre shops and saw these beautiful models only I likened them to Faeries!
A great day out and always lovely to catch up with Rick again and watch JoJo's absolute joy with him and the Australia Fair Organ and the Ferris Wheel!