They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how much is an emoji worth?
The Canberra city twitter account, @Canberra, challenged fans to describe Canberra in three emojis. Famous faces and local legends got into this Twitter conversation to share some of their favourite aspects of the capital.
Eight times BMX and Mountain Bike World Champion Caroline Buchanan shared her love of Canberra’s bike-friendly design that inspired her to create a career out of pedal power. Caroline also raved about her love of the Canberra lifestyle and local businesses that make each day in Canberra one to remember.
Hey @Canberra for #WorldEmojiDay I would definitely say! #canberra to me is
🚲 for the bike friendly cycling community & facilities
💎 because it’s got so many little hidden gem, coffee spots, unique boutique business!
👨👩👧👦 I loved growing up in the Capital, family friendly
— Caroline Buchanan (@CBuchanan68) July 17, 2019
Other sporting enthusiasts chimed in detailing the world-class facilities that Canberra, home to the Australian Institute of Sport, offers to residents.
⛳️ wonderful golf courses
🍽 great food
🙈so much to see and do we run out of time
— ALPG (@ALPGtour) July 17, 2019
Art lovers and foodies aced this challenge, getting creative to convey their favourite parts of Canberra.
Looks like a dream weekend getaway to us. We’d just add
🚶♀️ for epic hikes with sweeping scenery
☕️ for Australia’s best coffee
🏏 for our awesome sports calendar
— CBR (@Canberra) July 17, 2019
The Chief Minister of the ACT joined the twitter conversation, citing Canberra’s knowledge economy, status as a cool, little capital and welcoming nature to all.
— Andrew Barr MLA (@ABarrMLA) July 17, 2019
But let’s face facts, most can sum up Canberra with just one emoji – ‘💚’.
Image: Lidya Nada