I am blessed to live in one of the World’s truly beautiful cities. Perth is the capital city of Western Australia with a population of just under two million people. This clean, well planned city is big enough to have all amenities of a major capital but is not overcrowded or unduly congested. It has a superb Mediterranean climate and is Australia’s sunniest state capital. The city’s attractiveness is enhanced by the Swan River which flows through the centre. Furthermore, it boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia.
Australia is a ‘sport and culture mad’ nation, both in terms of participants and as spectators. Perth is no exception but, unlike the major eastern state capitals, it has long been in need of a quality stadium to showcase sporting and cultural events. After years of procrastination, the State Government announced in mid 2011 that a sixty thousand seat multi-purpose stadium would be built on the Burswood Peninsula. Work commenced in December 2014 and is on tack for completion in early 2018. A number of major events have already been scheduled, including stadium opening performances by international superstar Ed Sheeran in March 2018.
Perth City Moonrise
The Perth city skyline has been enhanced by the development of Elizabeth Quay on the banks of the Swan river. Elizabeth Quay is a popular tourist precinct and is usually teeming with people. However, later in the evening on a cold cloudless night the crowds have all disappeared and it becomes the perfect setting for a long exposure photograph. A full yellow moon adds to the serenity of the scene.
Where in the world would you experience a sunset like the one below from the front door of your home?
East Perth – Dawn
A view along Royal Street residential area in East Perth all the way to the city centre.
Rottnest Island is eighteen kilometres west of Perth and is a quick 25 minute ferry ride from Fremantle. ‘Rotto’ is without a doubt the nearby city dwellers favourite weekend and holiday getaway. Despite the Island’s popularity, the authorities have maintained strict environmental controls and both the land and surrounding ocean are in pristine condition.
Winter In Perth
Perth is blessed with hot, dry summers and mild winters. For much of the year, the weather is fine and sunny, and even during the winter months the sun will often be shining.