Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"Girls aren't very good at keeping maps in their brains", said Edmund, "That's because we've got something in them", replied Lucy. - The Chronicles of Narnia.

Another perfect weather day in Atwell (the suburb where Kathryn and Tim live about a half hour from Perth) - does this ever get monotonous?? Somehow I don't think so. Kathryn and Tim had errands to do today, so Andrew and I decided to take off on an adventure together. We wanted to check out Perth's city centre and used the public transit to see how it all worked. We woke up at our usual time of 6 am and went for a morning walk together. It really isn't hard to head out for a walk, knowing that you're not going to get rained on and we have given up on checking the weather forecast - it doesn't change. Then we got ready and set off to catch the bus and then the train for the city.
 Pretty little/big guy (an egret) we encountered on our walk this morning.

 Interesting sculpture on a pond - again, part of our walk. We are discovering and working on getting our bearings - working well for Andrew, not so much for me!

 Another odd sculpture.

 There are so many properties that use their front lawn as a parking lot and  the driveway is empty - very curious.

This lovely calla lily grows wild here and we have seen lots of them.

We weren't sure whether we could catch the bus as we were running late, but fortunately the bus was running late as well. Kathryn and Tim gave us their PerthTransit cards to use which was so very simple - much like the Oyster card in the UK. You just tap on when you get on the bus/train and then tap off when you leave. Arriving in Perth, we just wanted to explore the city and possibly do a little shopping. We came home with a map of Perth! We soon realized that this city is much larger than we thought. Here are a few photos.
 Waiting patiently for the train - they run every 15 minutes, so a very efficient way to travel.

 Lots of construction going on in Perth. This is the Town Hall and if you look closely and see those 2 spots on the glass building behind it, window washers. Yikes, so far up!

 This mall, Carillon City,  is named after a group of 35 melodic bells that play at noon and 5 pm. Kind of neat.

 A delicious lunch at Jean-Pierre Sancho with fizzy drinks.

 His Majesty's Theatre - opened in 1904 and home to the WA opera and ballet companies - a very intricately carved building.

 There were lots of very high end stores - see my new Prada bag?? Just kidding, we didn't even step inside the door!

 The Wesley Uniting Church, in the city centre, and open to anyone for prayer and meditation. Loved the flags outside - grace, mercy, peace and truth. In the foyer there was a bookcase with Bibles in various languages that anyone could use and then return.

 This one's for Anna - found in the WA Museum - the periodic table with little vials of the actual elements attached.

"Night at the Museum" revisited - there was a lot of construction going on in the museum and Andrew and I were having difficulty finding the exit.

Just to let you all know - these blogs are taking a lot out of me - still a little jet lagged and 8 pm sounds like a great time to hit the sack. But I'm pushing myself to stay up until at least 9 pm. Hope everyone is having a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I am so enjoying your blog everyday. :) Your day end is my beginning.... so pleasant to see all you are up to. :)