Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Day 288
I cycled to Woden to get a few groceries, then in the opposite direction to Parliament House to sketch at question time. This event is held Monday to Thursday when Parliament is sitting. Usually there is no need to book. One is not allowed to wear hats or scarves unless they are 'dress apparel' - whatever that is - nor take in books. Sketchbooks, however, seem to be allowed and I was told, "yes", I was allowed to draw but I suspect they have never been asked that before and simply haven't yet made up such a ban. The Prime Minister is 'answering' a question - not really - just getting on his soap box, the Speaker, on the left, screeched constantly. Kevin is to the right and opposite Mr Howard and the alien-looking creature at front right is Peter Garrett (ex Midnight Oil? band), now opposition spokesperson for the environment. He really is very huge. 20 km cycle


Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Oh, this is super! I recognize a few of them too. I enlarged it to have a good look. I like the words too, so true. What a to-do it's been with the up-and-coming USA possible President of the future!
Enjoy your drawing, enjoy your visitors.

Penny said...

What fun to be able to do this.

Julie Oakley said...

How interesting to be able to do this. They have all sorts of strange rules in the House of Commons so I don't think you'd be able to do it there.