This is my last posting about Western Australia. I have blogged about Perth before but since our last visit the city's foreshore has had a radical makeover and it is worth noting this and sharing some of its changed views here. I have to say that we were not at all impressed by the architecture of houses as we travelled up the Coral Coast. The houses are all super big, f... off houses as I call them with tall gates and colonnades and sadly they remind me of the less attractive parts of the suburbs in Nicosia and Limassol. People with too much money and not much else. For most people, we have to acknowledge these houses are quite enough for a nice life, but not for what they do to the city or the city scape.
Give me Queenslanders any day with their wooden boards and wrought iron work. But I have to give credit where it is due and the changes to the front will mean a lot more events and attractions for tourists and locals alike in Perth. The front is already buzzing with markets, shops and events held in the gardens nearby and actually it is quite spectacular and attractive.
The 29 metre sculpture is called Spanda which according to its creator means divine vibration.
These are concentric rings which rise up to the sky signifying ripples on the water and the connection between sky, land and river.
The Perth skyline.
The new pedestrian bridges which connect the promenades, island and ferry terminals in an undulating and raised S form making a simple but iconic connection in the master plan for the redevelopment of the front.