Saturday, October 21, 2017

Perth in October

Perth in October.

Old and new.
Rio Tinto tower over a church.

A new giant.
Art Deco Criterion Hotel

A magical London Court, built in 1937.

Inside London Court laneway.

A visit to the Army Museum in Fremantle.

Before WW1 Germans had an outpost close to Australia at Rabaul, New Britain.

Australians and Kiwis destroyed it in 1914 before going to Europe.
Note: Japan was allied with Australia in WW1.

This vehicle consists mainly of holes.

The maximum extent of Japanese military in WW2.

Australian WW2 PoWs journey home.

Poles fought together with Australians against Germans in Tobruk in WW2.

Rogatywki and Polish medals.

The Vichy French did not even have decency to surrender quickly to their former allies.
They killed over 400, and wounded over 1000 Australians during fighting in Syria in 1941.

Australians occupied Japan until 1952.

Specifically, the Hiroshima area.

Diggers in Iraq. The tone and wording of the message is typically Australian.

A piece of beautiful southern Europe in Fremantle.

Out of this world plants in the Botanical Garden in Kings Park in Perth.

Very symmetric leaves.

Red stem, green and black flowers.

A bottle tree.

Triangular leaves and crazy flowers.

A treetop walk.

American Navy loves Perth, very, very much:

Transperth train and a bush fire in the distance.

A view from Kings Park towards Elizabeth Quay.

Elizabeth Quay area.

Aboriginal women and children in European clothes around year 1900.

A mention of Noongar people's tragedy in a public space.

Aborigines were prohibited from being in the city centre after 6pm, unless with a pass, until 1954.

Panorama of CBD from South Perth.

Hotel Windsor in South Perth.

A few words about Transperth. The trains are clean, safe, and punctual. Frequency and availability of services is very good. There are bike paths along some train lines. A paper ticket from the airport to city centre costs $4.70 for an adult, a daily ticket for a family costs $12.80. Transperth may pay you up to $1000 dollars reward for reporting criminal activities. Comparing with Queensland's TransLink - no paper tickets, no daily tickets, no evening services, infrequent services, graffiti and scratched windows, and the extortion price of $18 for a 20 minute ride from the Brisbane airport to the city centre.

Transperth ferry to South Perth/Zoo.

Transperth clever public ad: "It's quicker to wait".

Transperth announcing more bike shelters at stations.

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