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Night scene, Perth

Night Scenes, Perth

October 2016

Perth CBD isn’t big and you can walk from one end of the pedestrian walkway to the other within minutes. Most stores are located here and normally closes at 9 p.m. on Fridays. Otherwise, most store closes at 5 p.m. on other days. Morning scenes are like any other city, but at night, Perth CBD transforms into a lighted ‘fairyland’. At Elizabeth Quay, you’ll get beautiful night scene of Perth.

Night scene, Perth

Night scene, Perth CBD

Night scene, Perth

Perth Underground at one end of Murray Street Mall (pedestrian walkway).

Night scene, Perth

Murray Street Mall at night.

Night scene, Perth

Another section of Murray Street Mall.

Night scene, Perth

Percy Button (street entertainer) statue at Hay Street Mall (pedestrian walkway).

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The deserted London Court at night.

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The English styled facade at London Court.

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Swan Bells or commonly known as the Bell Tower as seen from Barrack street.

Night scene, Perth

Colourful fountain in-front of the Bell Tower.

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Bell Tower from Barrack Jetty.

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Perth CBD from Barrack Jetty.

Night scene, Perth

Colourful reflections of Perth CBD onto the waters of Elizabeth Quay.

Night scene, Perth

Night scene, Perth

If you want pictures of the CDB across River Swan, you need to take the ferry at Elizabeth Quay and cross over to South Perth. The return ticket if used within 2 hours cost $3. The ride is about 10 minutes and worth the kind of shots you’ll get from South Perth.

Night scene, Perth

Ferry ticket machine.

Night scene, Perth

Interior of the ferry. We were the only two passengers on board at 8:20 p.m.

Night scene, Perth

Perth CBD across river Swan. The moon is up.

Night scene, Perth

South Perth is where you want to be for this kind of shot.

Night scene, Perth

Gives a romantic feeling as you adorn the flickering lights on the waters of the Swan river.

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Crawley Edge Boatshed Perth

Crawley Edge Boatshed, Perth

October 2016

The Crawley Edge Boatshed also known as the Blue House Boat, a Perth icon, is on my wish list of places to visit while in Perth. Situated on Swan River, on the banks of Matilda Bay, it is to your left while driving along Mounts Bay Road heading towards Fremantle. You can also take the Transperth bus no. 950 from Elizabeth Quay bus station and drop-off a few meters from the timber boardwalk of the boatshed.

Crawley Edge Boatshed Perth

Transperth bus no. 950 stops nearby the boatshed.

Built in the 1930s, to house and shelter boats, it has changed ownership numerous times, as well as undergone various repairs and renovations over the decades after storms and floods. It was restored it to its former glory in 2004.

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The boatshed as seen from Mounts Bay road.

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Crawley Edge Boatshed is just by the road. No place for you to park.

Crawley Edge Boatshed Perth

Another view from the road side.

The boatshed is about 5km from the CBD and takes about 15 minutes to drive. It is just by the roadside of Mounts Bay road and there is no parking bay for you to stop. To park your car, drive ahead for about 500m and turn left into the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club. There are paid parking lots (free on weekends) there and then you’ll have to walk over to the boatshed.

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Parking at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club.

Crawley Edge Boatshed Perth

Someone sneezed and the dinghy tumbled.

Despite simply being a boatshed painted blue, it is one of the most photographed location in Perth. On our visit, we had to queue to take photos of the boatshed and ourselves. We also read about the place being usually occupied with wedding photographers taking bridal shoots. So do be patient for your turn.

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View from along the footpath from the parking bay at Perth Dinghy Sailing Club  to the boatshed.

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Another view from the footpath.

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Getting closer to the boatshed.

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The boatshed all by itself.

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Front view of the boatshed with its timber broadwalk. The water in October is chilly.

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View of the boatshed from across Mounts Bay road.

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A little bit of history.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

October 2016

Kings Park is a 400 hectares park located in West Perth, 5km from Perth CBD. The park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland situated on Mount Eliza with two-thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland. With panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range, it is home to over 324 native plant varieties, 215 known indigenous fungi species and 80 bird species. It overlooks the city as well as Perth Water and Melville Water on the Swan River. The Crawley Edge Boatshed is a few minutes dirve away from the park

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Welcome to Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden inscribed in stone.

It is one of the largest inner city parks in the world with over 6 million people visiting each year. You can picnic on the grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland and children can play on the playgrounds. Kings Park enjoys prime position on Mt Eliza overlooking Perth City and the Swan River and is renowned for its spectacular views. Parking is free and public transport is readily available.

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Lush lawn in the park.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Directional signs to attractions.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Trees providing shades during hot days.

From the parking lot, a short walk take visitors to the State War Memorial and also to the Western Australian Botanic Garden which displays over 3,000 varieties of the State’s unique flora, including many rare and threatened species. Two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity. The balance is made up of superbly cultivated gardens and open recreational areas.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

The ‘Eternal Flame’ was lit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 1 April 2000.

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Path to the war memorial.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Flags swaying in the breeze at the War memorial.

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Downtown Perth from Kings Park.

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Perth CBD.

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View of South Perth from Kings Park.

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The Botanic Garden with varieties of wild flowers.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

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