Some places we've been and some places we're going.

Archive for September 15, 2011

Perth

Birds incessantly singing/calling at 4:30 in the morning can be thought of unkindly. We were packed and ready when the guy arrived to take us to Perth and we had relaxed conversation all the way. He raced at Speedways all over Australia but no racing today. The car is at Jeep & we’re in Rydges Hotel in Hay Street. We’ve managed to get lost once but retraced our steps and found our way back here again. Neither of us realized there were hills right in the centre of town until we went in one building, stayed on the same floor but then had to go down the escalator to the street at the opposite end of the building.

There are some very interesting little lanes with eateries etc and some areas reminded us of the Central Market others the East End of Adelaide. So many shops are the same in both places and the Arcade in Perth could be the Regent Arcade in Adelaide. One place that was very different was the London Court which was built in about 1923 and has olde worlde buildings with plenty of images of St George.

There were crowds of people in one shop and we were quite stunned to see it was an Apple Shop so we don’t know if there was some new release or promotion but it’s hard to believe the shop is always like that.

I bought a new Telstra phone today because we’re both  having issues getting service but will still use my old one until the money is all gone. I’ll let you know my new number when the phone is all set up. No, it’s not a whiz bang fancy fone, it’s just like my old one!!!!

Tomorrow we’ll move from here but will still be in Perth.

A “living wall”, St George’s Tce.

“Living Wall” close up.

Apple shop after everyone had left.

London Court

Dick Whittington

Jousting Knights when the clock struck the hour.