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I posted a photograph a few months back of some of the detail of this pretty cool looking building in Port Moresby. On my friends journey of Papua New Guinea, we had visited the wetlands of Bensbach, seen the great steaming volcano of Rabaul and on the day prior to the great Goroka festival, we had some time spare in the nation's capital, Port Moresby and here is Parliament House. It needs the 8mm fisheye to capture it all in, designed on the great Spirit Houses of the Sepik River, this Haus Tambaran is home to olgeta mauswara men bilong PNG.

Criminal activity is high on the streets outside Parliament House in Waigani, and a high degree of care and attention is required when visiting, but some say the criminals are not only on the streets here. Will Peter O'Neill bring a new dawn to this troubled country?

On the eve of Independence Day.

Photo taken 12 September 2008. Title reads: Politicians House.
Wonderfully intricate and fascinating structure.
posted September 14th, 2012  
this doesn't look real...looks like a model...amazing.
posted September 14th, 2012  
@ptowncook - inside there are some pretty cool architecture and carvings that represent each of the distinctive regions of PNG. Hard to see in this photo, but at the bottom of the mosaic facade is 20 sculptured wooden heads representing the 20 Provinces.

@shamrockinmom - It is a pretty cool looking building, especially when compared to the rest of the concrete jungle that is Port Moresby!
posted September 14th, 2012  
what a neat looking building!! i love the fisheye look....and i agree with Sherry, it does not even look real!! awesome!
posted September 14th, 2012  
I initially thought it was a 3d model. Absolutely stunning.
posted September 14th, 2012  
Love the fisheye view. The artwork on the wall is awesome,
posted September 15th, 2012  
Captivating capture of an amazing structure. Enjoying your trip through PNG.
posted September 15th, 2012  
Lyn
What a fantastic way of capturing this stunning building!
posted September 15th, 2012  
A great photo of a great house with unusual decorations!
posted September 15th, 2012  
fantastic construction... thanks for sharing.
posted September 15th, 2012  
Nicely shot!
posted September 15th, 2012  
What an awesome building
posted September 15th, 2012  
@bobfoto Now that you've pointed them out, I can see them. Such a fascinating culture. And one that we seldom get insight into.
posted September 15th, 2012  
What a gorgeous building.
posted September 15th, 2012  
What an amazing entrance to a building
posted September 15th, 2012  
Awesome building, love the intricate drawings.
posted September 15th, 2012  
amazing building, so pretty
posted September 15th, 2012  
I know a bishop that has the exact same hat.
posted September 15th, 2012  
That's some beautiful building - one of the most gorgeous.
posted September 15th, 2012  
Wow, that building is too beautiful. As is the capture.
posted September 15th, 2012  
this is cool!
looks like a "modern pyramid"
posted September 15th, 2012  
Amazing building! Interesting shape and decoration.
posted September 15th, 2012  
Stunning! Incredible building... fabulous shot
posted September 15th, 2012  
Wonderful building,terrific artwork!! Fav!!
posted September 15th, 2012  
@kdimagery @kareen - It is such a contrast to the rest of the city and in October, they celebrate an Orchid Festival in the gardens of Parliament House here and it is such a great celebration, one wishes they made more use of this spectacular building instead of filling it full of politicians!

@abhijit @maggiemae @ptowncook @kjarn @carolmw - here is a close up of the artwork.... http://365project.org/bobfoto/365/2012-02-15 oh and thanks :)

@tonydebont - Thanks Tony, glad you are enjoying it!

@lyno @carrapeta00 @httpgeffed @swilde - Thank you ladies, thanks!

@carolinedreams @rach_who @houdiniem - Emily, Rach and Caroline, thank you :)

@roughcut - Must have a large head?

@kandernob - Compared to the rest of Port Moresby, this building is amazeballs!

@sangwann - Thanks Dione :)

@valbonatrkmh @alia_801 @filsie65 - Thank you ladies, thanks!
posted September 16th, 2012  
Wow, what a gorgeous and very different kind of building! This must have been a magical time in your life!
posted September 19th, 2012  
@sarajeal - Everyday held a little bit of 'interesting' in store. You just never knew what was going to happen next.
posted September 19th, 2012  
brilliant shot of some fabulous architecture. It is a pity about the crime/crime rep PNG has as it is such a beautiful country in terms of scenery.
posted September 20th, 2012  
@palusami - Indeed, the whole Moresby thing has stagnated tourism in this beautiful country!
posted September 20th, 2012  
stunning fisheye-effect! :)
posted September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - The weird shape of the building helps.
posted September 20th, 2012  
Love that artwork!
posted October 1st, 2012  
@hellcat - It continues inside with special pieces from different regions of PNG, and an amazing Butterfly collection. There is a cool thesis online about the construction of this building which explains some of the ideas behind it all.... read it once somewhere....
posted October 1st, 2012  
I'll have to look for that. :) Thank you.
posted October 1st, 2012  
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