Perth, Australia with Zeb and Eider Duck

We left the Indian Pacific Railway in Perth.   Perth is in Western Australia on the Indian Ocean.   Perth is a rather isolated city.    While Perth is the capital of Western Australia, it is closer to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia than it is to Canberra, the capital of Australia.   Traveling west from Perth, across the Indian Ocean, the first country is South Africa.   We really like the people and independent spirit of Perth.   We took the free city bus and walked around the city.   We are not sure what this signifies, but we liked the blue pattern.

Blue and interesting

Blue and interesting

Of course, the humans were very interested in Margaret River Chocolates.

Margaret River Chocolates. YUM!

Margaret River Chocolates. YUM!

Always a good choice!   Mom had to put this photo of the Salvation Army building in here.

We like the Salvation Army

We like the Salvation Army

It is one of her favorite charities in Denver.   We saw the fire station, but not the fire trucks?

Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station

This large venue, with the unusual architecture, caught our attention.

Eye catching architecture

Eye catching architecture

We walked through this city park.

Lake looks peaceful

Lake looks peaceful

We love the stream and the lake.

We love streams

We love streams

Of course, all great parks have plenty of green grass.

Pretty park

Pretty park

This Bell Tower near the docks, offers food and souvenirs.

Bell Tower near docks

Bell Tower near docks

We will be returning to the docks tomorrow.   Wow!   A boat trip.   The mural, or street art, is colorful.

Street mural in Perth

Street mural in Perth

We like old buildings, also, so Mercedes College was admired.

Mercedes College

Mercedes College

Perth has beautiful old cathedrals, like St. Mary’s Cathedral.  

St. Mary's Cathedral

Perth has wonderful pedestrian malls.   Hay Street andMurray Street are the two main pedestrian malls.   This green sculpture marks the beginning, or end, of a pedestrian street.

 

Pedestrian mall starts or ends here

Pedestrian mall starts or ends here

In addition to great shopping, we liked this statue on the mall.

Good statue

Good statue

This clock was also fun.

clock

clock

Every 15 minutes the clock would chime and the figures on the clock would move.    Perth is  great city.   We liked it a lot and we think you would like it also.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s