Palmerston, located just 15 km south of Darwin on the Stuart Highway, is a
small but very well laid out modern city, which reminds me very much of Canberra. Its
Library, adjacent Entertainment Centre and surrounding office blocks (which
represent the city's center) form a consistent brilliant architectural design, very
much in the Piet Mondriaan style. This
famous Dutch painter would have been delighted to see his beloved primary colours,
blue, red, yellow, plus whites and greys displayed in rectangular vertical and
horizontal blocks, so typical of Mondriaan's own work.