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Tuesday, 23 September 2014


WA stands for Western Australia - the biggest state in Australia.

Having just visited there WA could stand for a whole lot more depending on what appeals. Let me give you some examples.

WA - WILD Australia - without doubt one of the wildest, most remote parts of the country are included in this state.

WA - WINE Aficionados - this is one of Australia's richest wine areas, a small area in the Margaret River with wineries such as Vasse Felix and Cullens.

WA- WAVES Abound- we visited some bays - it was frightening just being on the shore, let alone in the water but what a surfing paradise to some.

For us however what really stood out on our trip there, and one which we hope, we will repeat, is

WA - WILDFLOWER Appreciation- we loved the unfurling of winter,  the colours, the delicacy of some, the sheer cheekiness of others, the unexpected. Spring is on its way- you will see what I mean.

Perth is the capital - a neat, gridded city with some old buildings which have been put to good use. The old Court house has been turned into a gallery and houses some of the older collections in the Gallery of WA. There is interesting and eye catching public art and a well defined cultural precinct.

The Supreme Court is near the Swan River and is surrounded by the beautiful Stirling gardens.

The City boasts the Bell Tower, with Bells from St Martin- in- the- Field, London, which were given to Australia to mark the Bicentenary. The tower was over ten years in the making and of course is influenced by western Australia's nautical and mining traditions.
The love locks found outside are symbols of couples locking their lives and loves together. If only it was that simple and effective. 
In the city I came across a mock tudor arcade constructed by a rich business man Claude de Bernales who wanted to recreate something of the past. 

A well known entertainer in the city is commemorated in brass and doing what he loved best, entertaining the citizens of Perth.

One of the city's more boring buildings comes alive at night and I stood and watched as it changed various hues - quite appealing to the eye.

The fabulous Kings Park is worthy of its own blog entry- perched on top of the city, a short distance away it is the perfect respite and haven for relaxing views over the city and strolls along its many paths.

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