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Friday, 26 April 2013


On Tuesday 23 April Mr Honey Pie & I returned to Sydney after a eight day stay in Perth, Western Australia.
We were there on the occasion of our eldest's  marriage.

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and spreads itself out cautiously from the banks of the Swan River.

By worldly standards, it is a very young city, being founded in 1829, becoming a city in 1856.

Our first visit to Perth was in 1998.  At the time it was nothing more than the size of a large town.

But my how it has grown, thanks to the minerals boom.  
Our son took his first job as a geologist in the gold exploration sector in Western Australia and has since made Perth his home.
He lives within four kilometres of the CBD.

This snap was taken of the city at sunset from Kings Park.
The Swan River is to the right.  

And here is the same view after sunset.

Perth exudes a serenity I have yet to experience in any other city.
Everything is central, the city being small enough to not yet have lost its sense of cosiness.
Many of the original seaside housing has been demolished and replaced with newer contemporary dwellings giving it a clean sharp image.

While the cost of food in Perth might be higher than in Sydney, the cost of rent is lower and the purchasing power is much higher.
Perth is the fourth largest city in Australia.


  1. Wow, what great photos Sweet Pea. Perth is on our "list" of places to visit :)

    1. Helen this was our fourth visit to Perth. I would have loved to have stayed longer. Western Australia has to be the most spectacular state of Australia, so make sure you venture well out of Perth when you do get there!

  2. Two wonderful photos and points of view!
    I haven't ever been to Perth yet... it sounds lovely... for a city! ;)
    Hope the wedding was lovely xx

    1. Thanks Robyn...the wedding was perfect.
      Perth is a must do for us East Coasters...opens your eyes to the vastness of Australia and how lucky we are here on this side. The west coast's disadvantage is certainly isolation.


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