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Old Posted Aug 18, 2019, 3:40 AM
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hkskyline's 2018 in Perth

Perth is the world's most isolated city, and is interestingly closer to Jakarta than to Sydney. British colonists came to Perth in 1829 and convicts arrived in 1850 to start building out the colony. Gold brought prospectors in the 1890s, bringing together Victorian architecture. My desire to visit was drawn by its opposite season during the Northern hot summer, cheap flights, and sheer remoteness.














































































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Perth fascinates me, partly because it's the furthest major city from my city (Atlanta). I don't know if I will ever travel that far to visit it, but it looks like a really cool place!
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This time not harsh not sarcastic but serious. To firmly believe the urban planning authority or whatever the shit bureau is, playing a blind role with full ignorance and total negligence that allowing one of the ugliest office buildings - the bhp biliton tower to destroy the only decent urban skyline in west part of Australia.

The lost of public responsibility.
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Perth fascinates me, partly because it's the furthest major city from my city (Atlanta). I don't know if I will ever travel that far to visit it, but it looks like a really cool place!
I understand, totally. Even when I was in Sydney, I never planned to visit Perth because it is too darn far. I'd rather go to Atlanta with a few hours added.
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Great pictures! Perth looks quite much like some larger Californian city. Perth is the world's most isolated BIG city, but I think there are smaller cities that are more isolated (for example in Russia, Norway and Canada).
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I never could make a go of it whenever I tried to base my airline in Perth in Aerobiz: Supersonic... but oh, how I tried.
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East Perth is a desirable residential area whose population is expected to rapidly increase 60% in the next 20 years.





















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Just across the bridge from the Green CAT bus terminus is Leederville, one of the city's popular cafe and shopping strips. I wasn't there to eat or shop though, but to see the various murals on many buildings.













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Great pictures! Perth looks quite much like some larger Californian city. Perth is the world's most isolated BIG city, but I think there are smaller cities that are more isolated (for example in Russia, Norway and Canada).
That seems false to me; how can Perth be the world's most isolated big city when Sydney is on the opposite Australian coast, and has way more people than Perth?

I would think Honolulu is the most isolated big city on earth; there are no big cities near it for thousands of miles. In fact I thought I read somewhere that Hawaii is the most isolated population center on earth.
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This time not harsh not sarcastic but serious. To firmly believe the urban planning authority or whatever the shit bureau is, playing a blind role with full ignorance and total negligence that allowing one of the ugliest office buildings - the bhp biliton tower to destroy the only decent urban skyline in west part of Australia.

The lost of public responsibility.
I quite like that tower. These sorts of things are entirely subjective, you realize.

Anyway, great shots, thank you! Perth looks beautiful, and at least to my eye, seems to be a step above Brisbane and Adelaide when it comes to street level vibrancy.
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Great pictures! Perth looks quite much like some larger Californian city. Perth is the world's most isolated BIG city, but I think there are smaller cities that are more isolated (for example in Russia, Norway and Canada).
While not necessarily a city, the village of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, located in the British overseas territory of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, is considered the most isolated permanent settlement on earth. The nearest other human settlement is 1350 miles away, there's no airports, and its a 6 day trip by boat to the nearest mainland community in South Africa.
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While not necessarily a city, the village of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, located in the British overseas territory of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, is considered the most isolated permanent settlement on earth. The nearest other human settlement is 1350 miles away, there's no airports, and its a 6 day trip by boat to the nearest mainland community in South Africa.
Interesting...

But I did look it up, and I guess it's how one defines it, but Hawaii is the most isolated center of population in the world, being 2,390 miles from California and 3,850 miles from Japan.
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While not necessarily a city, the village of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, located in the British overseas territory of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, is considered the most isolated permanent settlement on earth. The nearest other human settlement is 1350 miles away, there's no airports, and its a 6 day trip by boat to the nearest mainland community in South Africa.
Ah ouais... I'd never heard of these British isles in the South Atlantic.

This city must be a bit special, however, because it's so remote from others in their country.

I don't even really know what it feels like to be lost in a middle of nowhere, quite frankly, because the overall European density has nothing to do with theirs.
They just must heavily rely on air travel and huge trucks to bring stuff up to them, if they don't have any reliable railways yet.
It's a bit of a cliché, but I think they've got the longest real heavy trucks ever seen over there...
Ha ha, yeah. I just googled it. They have the real Mad Max road trains. American trucks look like midgets compared to theirs.

It doesn't bad anyway. The place seems interesting and is definitely a bold settlement.
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Interesting...

But I did look it up, and I guess it's how one defines it, but Hawaii is the most isolated center of population in the world, being 2,390 miles from California and 3,850 miles from Japan.


hanga roa, easter island's only town, is pretty far out there too.

Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest inhabited land (around 50 residents in 2013) is Pitcairn Island, 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi) away; the nearest town with a population over 500 is Rikitea, on the island of Mangareva, 2,606 km (1,619 mi) away; the nearest continental point lies in central Chile, 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi) away.

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