Posted on August 30, 2016 by DestinationsPhoto Gallery: Downtown Perth 2 Follow us on Facebook! Here is the second part of my downtown Perth photo gallery. This one covers the Stirling Gardens to the waterfront. Janis and Sarah with the statue of Alexander Forrest at the entrance to Stirling Gardens. Brass kangaroo has a drink at the top of the Stirling Gardens My friend the kangaroo and I. He’s a big fella. Somewhat larger than life size though a large male kangaroo in a fighting stance can stand six feet or more. Bamboo grove in Stirling Gardens A closer shot of the bamboo grove A path through Stirling Gardens The Supreme Court of Western Australia is just on the border of Stirling Gardens Interesting tree in Stirling Gardens. Looks like a palm but it’s not. Palm tree growing into another tree A very tall palm. Did you know that a palm is not a tree but a grass? Interesting baob tree bordering Barrack Street. This walkway and park extends for miles along the banks of the Swan River A cormorant stretches its wings on the Barrack Street Jetty The foot bridge at Elizabeth Quay. West Perth is in the distance across the Swan River. The Bell Tower seen from Elizabeth Quay. Construction continues on hotel, residential and commercial complexes. Janis and Sarah in front of a large stainless steel penguin statue on Elizabeth Quay The distinctive BHP Billiton Building rises high in the Perth skyline. Nearby is the Rio Tinto Building. Mining is big in Western Australia. The Perth skyline from the Barrack Street Jetty Follow us on Facebook!