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Perth, Australia July 2018

Spent a week in Perth, the main purpose was to visit family there. Was a nice city, has the Mediterranean climate but in winter it rains a lot, but the weather changes every 5 minutes. It is a fast growing city and now has a population of 2.1 million, they are adding a new rail line to the airport and are going to get a new one to the northern suburbs at some point.

It's on the Indian Ocean and has beautiful beaches, fancy birds in the trees and lush gardens. Lemon and Orange trees in most everyone's yard, very nice. It is not as busy or bustling as Melbourne or Sydney and some say a little sleepy. It is similar to Vancouver in some ways more so than Melbourne but Vancouver has more bustle.



Suburb






controversial pedestrian bridge


outside the air bnb had a nice seating area






went to a koala place, they are not native to western australia so they have a place where you can see them and hold one




some exotic looking birds, forget what they were






western grey kangaroo


the other kind


expensive import










most plants there would be houseplants in Canada




a first look at Freemantle - apparently anything that opens here never lasts




swan river


Perth - Nedlands






Claremont Quarter - perth


magpie


Freemantle






Little Creatures Brewery




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Subiaco Station











CBD


Pedestrian Mall












Another Pedestrian Mall




An Arcade




















Park near the town hall




































inside H&M




The main biggest train station












the street with the high end stores




























The Aviary - mixed retail, restaurants etc. Loud pumping house music would come from the restaurant on the 3rd floor up - also the entrance to the "perth underground" a couple of metro station lines, all connected to the main station




The massive casino complex


inside part of it


I think this was a park n ride as there was a station behind me


nice little area, EastPerth








The stadium


the bridge




looking towards the CBD






CBD from the south





the bright building is the town council building


war memorial in the botanical garden










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There was a major bus transfer station under here and you could connect to the trains here as well







The train station in the middle






Ronald McDonald House near the hospitals




New childrens hospital


Hospital


Shenton Park Station


Cottesloe Town Village area near the station








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looking south towards Freemantle










surfers








a few swimmers, the water was not cold, getting out would have been cold














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Wow, Perth looks beautiful. I love whatever architectural style this is, which Australian cities seem to have a lot of.
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Perth looks more impressive than I imagined. Thanks for sharing!
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Very cool! Looks like a nice city and location. It seems like it would be an ideal place to retire.
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Nice tour. The city looks so clean compared to most others. Love the night shots. Thanks.
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I am enjoying your coverage of the “remotest” big city on earth?!
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Have a few more

This is Elizabeth Quay, it is apparently a newer developed area, and there are a number of highrise condos going up, they start at just under $500,000 and go up in price.

The CBD as seen from Elizabeth Quay
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conference centre far left, arched roof is the train station
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Swan River looks more like a lake here
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This area had a restriction on highrises that was lifted a couple years ago and there are some starting construction
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The Bell Tower AKA The Swan Bell Tower
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more construction, was going to be a hotel, on the right
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you can arrange river cruises and tours etc in this area
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I am very sad to see that wide-face bphbillion building totally ruins Perth skyline.
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Beautiful city, Australia is the best
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Looks like they still get a decent amount of blue sky even during the winter rainy season. Does it rain just intermittently over there?
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Yes, the first few days it rained quite a few times, but there would be sunny breaks. Then one afternoon a big storm rolled in off the ocean and there were heavy rains and wind, some trees got knocked down i guess. But after that, it was sunny and might get a few minutes of a shower. But it was like heavy downpours when it did rain. Lots of puddles.
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Freemantle, an older town that is now incorporated to Perth. They have pretty strict rules protecting the old buildings.

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this was an old Prison site
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cool installation
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yellow bits...
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Freemantle is also known for being very progressive, sort of hippyish
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Perth Council Building, did a nice light show everynight

































this was part of a winterfest that was going on






Halford bar was in the basement it looked pretty hip old school from the outside that you could see through the windows


random night shots



Northbridge seemed to be where the nightlife was, the party district I guess












































Above the station is a park with a playground, a plaza, performance kinda area, lighting features, water features etc.










































Perth Station - 9 platforms and the first 2 are underground


Art Gallery area













this was way out at a mall in Joondalup


this was the train station right next to and under the mall
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some last randoms

this guy caught a fish
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some pretty big houses in this area
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there were about half a dozen parrots flying around these trees
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and a swan or two
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if you look close you can see the parrot
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north freemantle beach
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looking south towards freemantle
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the port cranes
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looking north towards cottlesoe
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In Perth most of the train lines run down the middle of the highways










this was huge like 5 times normal probably






this house looked cool but meh on the location
















large sandbar into the river, this was during high tide though




back to north freemantle










ok i found some more...
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the old prison in freemantle














































outside the market, I think it was only open weekends




all kinds of biltong, a south african treat popular in australia






pedestrian mall




winter...












the ships name caught my eye...
















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Nice pictures! Looks like an almost perthect city!
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You know Austrailian beaches really beat the shit out of America's, and Canada doesn't even have one.
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