Perth’s Playground

Follow us on Facebook! Back in 1984, Perth businessman Dallas Dempster had a smart idea. Let’s get rid of this dump! Burswood Island, an island in the Swan River just a couple of kilometres from Perth’s city center, was the site of a large landfill. Dempster suggested to the Western Australian government that the site could …

Photo Gallery: Kings Park 1

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of Kings Park. Thunderbirds! Ancient Australian dinosaurs. Colorful signs describe the various displays. Lots of school tours visit Kings Park. Australian kids wear school uniforms and hats are an integral part of the uniform to protect against the hot sun. Play area. These are living rocks – …

Perth’s Kings Park

Follow us on Facebook! Kings Park is a fabulous urban park sitting on the western edge of the Central Business District of Perth, Australia on Mount Eliza. It’s just a short walk from downtown but there is also lots of parking. It’s a large park comprising 4.06 square kilometres or 1003 acres. Like Vancouver’s Stanley Park …

Photo Gallery: Kings Park 2

Follow us on Facebook! The restaurant and convention complex at Kings Park The path leading to the botanic garden. Map of the Botanic Gardens Magnificent trees Beautiful flower Some burnt trees Along the dusty trail At the footbridge Australia has six seasons! One of many signs explaining flora as well as Australian lore. The boab tree …

Photo 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 …

Photo Gallery: Downtown Perth – 1

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of downtown Perth. The Murray Street Mall looking toward Barrack Street Elevated walkway along Forrest Place. Shops line this walkway which becomes an overpass to Perth Station. Interesting sculpture at Forrest Place The old Western Australia Museum with children’s aural park in front of it. Close-up of the …

Downtown Perth

Follow us on Facebook! With a population of just over two million, Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city as well as the largest city and the capital of Western Australia. It was founded in 1829 as the administrative center for the Swan River Colony. Today it is a bustling modern city that headquarters most of the …