Buildings and Architecture in Australia and Pacific
Kiribati Parliament is a funky looking building which resembles a bit a traditional maneaba, a buildning used for gatherings in the villages. In front of the complex is a map showing all of Kiribati's island groups Gilbert, Phoenix and Line Islands. You realize that some of the islands have some odd names, like Starbuck, Millennium and Vostok.
You will see Palau National Capitol long before you get there. A white dome perching over the lush jungle. As you arrive, you will be perplexed about its isolated, but truly stunning, location high on a ridge with views over a bay. It's easy to see, where they got the inspiration from (Washington DC), but as you take in the details, you find many quicky local designs. There seems to be no security and you’re freely to roam around the grounds and inside the main building. It’s one of the few places in Palau without an entrance fee.