Perth 211103 – 281103
Posted November 29, 2003on:
Yea, so what? We had two hours before the flight. No choice but to do the usual say-cheeze-to-camera post.
So you see ‘Departure Gate’. That’s before boardin’ the flight.
What? You expect me to tell you that we were on the flight lookin’ out? OK, so we were on the flight, and we were lookin’ out. See those white patches? Yes, they were cloud.
Jeanette’s room. It was so cold that I
didn’t have to act cool, see that?
Guess why did we take this photo?
We should have taken western food,
but we didn’t. For some reasons we tried Chinese food in the foodcourt, and came to conclude that the Chinese food there tasted sweet. Or in another word, IT SUCKED.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, at Murray Street.
That buildin’ is a post office, also located at the Murray Street. See that huge yellowish thingy? That’s Chinese lantern display.
Right opposite of the post office. If sit
closely enough you can see the Chinese wordings on the lanterns.
Animal lanterns in front of Myer, one of the biggest shoppin’ malls in Perth City.
Nov 21 – 9:57pm
Perth train station. One is allowed to eat, or to bring his bicycle, pets onto the train. But the station is onsidered very clean. Remember though, the train tickets can be reused on any local bus within two hours.
We were on our way to Northbridge. Thank God it was Friday and was very happenin’ even at that hour. For those DimSum lovers, there is an authentic Hong Kong DimSum Restaurant named ‘宴宾楼’.
Nov 21 – 10:04pm
Tons of pubs and restaurant with food from all around the world. It was where we paid 2 bucks for a 30-second peep show (but we felt like it was less than that, maybe the fella cheated us!!). Northbridge cuisine is a virtual melting pot of tastes and flavours, with a kaleidoscope of cultures including Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and traditional English fare.
Nov 22 – 12:31pm
A place by the name ‘London Court’, sellin’ lots of things rangin’ from food to souveniors.
You get to see performance now and then at Hay Street. Those three guys each played different instrument while dacin’ before many people, givin’ a great performance.
Just a view at Subiaco, nothin’ to see here, move on guys…
Like I said, Subiaco Market. Fruits, food, soft toys, flowers, you name it.
Nice ice-cream they have there, main source of fat we carried back from Australia. (We soon realized that they DO HAVE Gelare ice-cream here also…)
See the staircase behind DOME counter? That leads to Hoyts cinema. I see you concluded that Hoyts is in Carousel, good, keep it up.
Friends brought us to Ocean Reef, where they fished all their abalones. From left: mother in yellow, son of the mother, Jeanette, Diana, and my McDonald coffee cup.
Another view at Ocean Reef. The sky was bright even before 6am, and the wind was strong and chillin’ cold under such a bright sun.
Nov 23 – 8:23am
Look at that!! Those were caught by Alex (or was it Troy?), he’s experienced in fishin’ abalones. Somebody cares to remind me how many did he get?
We then headed down to Fremantle by bus (the train system to Fremantle was down, we had to take bus there).
Nov 23 – 12:19pm
Extra-large portion of fish and chips. We could have gotten away with only one set, because those two different sets were ‘un-finishably’ LARGE!! Oh, that was a boat behind us, the restaurant is built right next to the sea.
The same fish and chips restaurant
The oldest remainin’ buildin’ in Western Australia, which was once used as Fremantle prison. More on the Round House here.
That was the Fremantle Festival, once in a year. And we were lucky enough to be there to witness the whole thing.
Nov 24 – 11:09am
A roadside garden at Perth City. It was a pitty that we couldn’t take a nice picture here together, the beautiful garden was really a sight.
London Court Café
Nov 24 – 11:26am
Breakfast + London Court Café + nice weather = Heaven. Period
Nov 24 – 2:33pm
You get to see large bells in there, was a nice attraction of Perth. Nah, too much to talk about it, I’ll leave it as your own exercise. More about Swan Bell here.
Nov 24 – 3:14pm
The big bells in Swan Bells Tower.
This is the pathway surroundin’ the building’s outer wall, at level six, with a transparent floor. It was so scary to even try to walk through it. I watched it on tape again still scares the daylight out of me.
Nov 24 – 5:57pm
Perth City view from Kings Park.
Ah great, we blocked the fire behind us. Anyway, THAT, is the ‘Fire of Remembrance’ at the Kings Park.
One of those very famous beaches in Western Australia, facin’ the Indian Ocean. It could have been better if the day started off hot, then there’d be more people on the beach.
Best pasta I’ve ever tasted, and the “Fisherman’s Basket”. The wind was freakin’ cold as we sat outside of the restaurant, my hands went numb within minutes.
That’s Gino which makes the best coffee in Perth. Pitty though we didn’t really have time to stop by and have coffee there.
First thing we saw after alightin’ from the bus.
A kangaroo at the farm expectin’ food from whoever passin’ there.
I have nothin’ to say about the sheeps at the farm, take a look for yourself.
A mini museum at Tumbulgum Farm, showin’ some history of the aboriginal there.
This guy made his dogs group those sheeps together, ya, as-seen-on-TV. The horse had his eyes covered by thin layer of net as there were too many flies surroundin’ us, they might annoy the horse.
That is, strip that sheep.
Trust me when I say we have tried our best to smile ‘naturally’, the flies were just too friendly.
Nov 26 – 6:51pm
Perth, Diana and myself. Swan River and Perth’s skyline are in the background.
Nov 26 – 6:55pm
Water Birds = ducks. Does anyone think so? Or it’s just me?
This grape tree is older than anyone you know (more than a hundred years old).
This is the estate of one of the wineyard there.
Nov 27 – 12:29pm
$1AUS to taste all white, red and sweet wine
Nov 27 – 12:47pm
A very nice friend we got to know in Perth, thanks Wendy for bringing us around.
Best Chocolate we’ve ever tasted
Passion fruit ice-cream.