In case you haven’t noticed (hee hee) I’m a LIL bit EXCITED (omgosh *cough*SO SO SO EXCITED*cough*) about my trip to Western Australia next week. YAY!!!! So I decided to do a little research about where I’m going. AND because it’s SO EXCITING I’m going to share it with you. :) TODAY we’ll talk about my first stop – Perth. (btw all pics are under creative commons licenses) *BIG SMILES*!!
First off – here’s a map of Australia so you know where I’m going. Basically I’m flying from one side of the continent to the other (wahoo!) I added little hearts to make it easier to see. :)
I have to be honest – I really struggled to find pics of Perth to show!! BUT THAT’S OK!!! Because it just means I’ll have a challenge ahead of me – to take cool Perth photos. YAY! But here is the classic Perth shot just to give you an idea of the city I’m about to visit.
With a population of about 1.6 million, it’s bigger than the actual CITY of Salt Lake where I’m from – but smaller than the 2.6 million living in the Wasatch Front (which is what most people think of when they refer to Salt Lake City.)
Aerial view of Perth:
Perth is set on Swan River – named after the famous black swans which are native to Australia. And here are two pictures that I took of black swans myself (wahoo!) omgosh – they are the coolest thing. BREATHTAKING!!!
Did you know there are SEVENTY train stations in Perth?? That’s a lot!!!
Anyway – while we are there, we will be focusing on the historical districts (did you know Perth was founded in 1829 by Captain Stirling?) So that will be pretty freaking cool. Oh and lil fact for mom and dad – there’s like a whole 5,000 momos living there. :)
And this little “gem” (does anyone else think the back lit clock is a little weird??) is Perth’s Town Hall – it was originally built in 1867 but I’m guessing the back lit clock part was added later (roll my eyes.) Most of the parks were created/established around that same time. You can take virtual tours of the parks HERE but I’m not going to fool you – it’s a little disappointing. I hope the parks are cooler in person because the virtual tours leave much to the wanting. (cough – LAME – they need me to redesign their virtual tours!!)
Ok really that’s about all there is to be said about Perth I think … but tomorrow I’ll post about Geraldton – our second stop on our adventure!!!
Song of the day – Hysteric by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. (mom you should like this one)