Friday, 9 June 2017

Five on Friday - A Final Look and Goodbye to Perth

Hello

Lovely to see you again!

We're joining Tricky for Five on Friday today, do have a look at the link up to see what else has been happening around the world.

This is my last post about Western Australia and Perth in particular, as I bid a fond farewell to family and friends who kindly hosted us for our trip.  Seeing you was the highlight of our trip, thank you so much.



I hope you have enjoyed these posts from so many miles away and that they might have rekindled memories of your own trips or tempted you to pay a visit yourself.  We certainly found it a wonderful place and managed to walk 134 miles over the three weeks. There is so much more to I could mention but here are my last five beautiful places in Perth.

One - Victoria Gardens in East Perth






Two - St Mary's Cathedral


Three - Queens Garden

A charming garden with lily ponds and black swans plus there's also a copy of Sir George Frampton's Peter Pan statue, the original is in Kensington Gardens, London, to mark Western Australia's Centenary. It is one of only four statues to be made from the original mould.




The floodlights of the WACA cricket pitch in the background


Four - Governor's House

As luck would have it, the annual opening day of the Governor's House occurred while we were in the area, so we took a tour around the house and grounds while the band played on.





An echidna was asleep in the garden!





Five - Mayfields Peninsula and the Tranby House

One of the first houses built when the original European settlers established themselves, Tranby House is now part of the National Trust of Australia.


The Mayfields Peninsula where it is situated, is a haven for wildlife and


was where the first airfield was built in 1924.


New houses nearby surround a lake with plenty of space for the community to enjoy . . .






. . .  even a delightful building.




Goodbye Perth.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Cheerio

14 comments:

  1. It all looks amazing. I LOVE the echidna.

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    1. Bit of a cheat though as it was part of a look after wildlife stall rather than littering round the garden. Pity it didn't stick its nose out. ☺

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  2. I've enjoyed your trip, so many wonderful photos.

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  3. Lovely to see Perth through your eyes. Thanks for the trip! Happy Friday!

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    1. Pleasure, thanks for coming along as well. 😊

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  4. You took us on a wonderful tour, I have enjoyed each and every post about your trip.

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    1. That's good, I hope you aren't too jetlagged now!

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  5. I've really enjoyed all your posts about your visit and have loved seeing and reading about all the varied places and things you have have seen, thanks for sharing your adventure. Love the Echidna:)

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    1. Thanks for joining me on the trip I hope it wasn't too long but there were so many different things to share. 😊

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  6. Such a wonderful final look at this beautiful city! What an amazing trip you have had. Loved seeing everything!

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  7. Nice to see you again,Crimson kettle.
    You had a wonderful trip.The weather looks fine during your whole trip.Such beautiful places and buildings mixed with the green plants!! Happy day to you!

    Thank you for your kind comment. I was pleased to receive your comment after my blog break.

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    1. We had a wonderful trip, it was such a beautiful place. Nice to see you back.

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