Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Perth Cityscape

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

We're in Perth, taking it all in, wearing suncream and a hat, white knees on show.

Hard to believe that despite the Indigenous Australians arriving 40,000 to 60,000 years ago, the Europeans only came in 1827 when Captain James Stirling of the Royal Navy sailed down the Swan River.  Less than 200 years to build the vibrant City we see before us.

The River dominates, there are plenty of green spaces and lakes all with the beach not far away.


Langley Park



Walking next to Swan River heading for Elizabeth Quay

Plenty of paths and cycle tracks, exercise and sports encouraged

The City

Elizabeth Quay Bridge
The Bell Tower contains 12 bells from St. Martin in the Fields, London

Where two rivers meet - Swan and Canning.  The view from Kings Park

The City at night

Cottesloe Beach, so much white sand everywhere you look which just goes on for miles and miles and miles.

City Beach - look at the turquoise Indian Ocean!

The City from Kensington/South Perth Foreshore with River Canning in the foreground
Moving into the shopping area for a quick flavour of the City.  I recognised a few shops from home like H&M, Topshop and Zara with IKEA out of town.












Great place isn't it.

See you soon.

12 comments:

  1. Perth looks like an attractive city. The structures such as the bridge and the Bell Tower are impressive. I like the Bell Tower's link with London and St. Martin-in-the Fields. Great shots of the city at night.

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    1. It's very attractive, not too big with a good mixture of buildings. Thanks Linda.

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  2. Very pretty, one forgets what a young country Australia is.

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    1. It's still growing, there are many new suburbs in the North of Perth, so many houses to be filled.

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  3. A great tour, it was a thrill to join you.

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  4. Perth looks lovely, I'm very tempted. Maybe one of these days. I think it's the length of journey that puts me off. B x

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    1. It is a long way but I'm sure you'd love it as much as I did. x

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  5. Lovely photos. Australian beaches always look so beautiful with their white sand, and the illuminated city at night is so pretty.

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    1. There's so much sand! Not like Brighton with all its pebbles.

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  6. Perth looks a lovely, vibrant city. I love your photos especially the ones taken in the evening with the lights on the buildings:)

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    1. The lights looked great reflected in the river. By the way I can't load your Five on Friday post from Conway, not sure why. Hope you're having a good time.

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