I don't often go into the city, mainly due to the fact that I have everything I need in the suburb where I live, but once in a while it's nice to do something different!
So today, on my day off work, I took my daughter in law into the city and the suburb of Northbridge to show her some of the sights she still doesn't know. (She lived in Sydney previously, and has only been in Perth 6 months).
Our first visit was to the WA Museum where together with the usual exhibits there was an exhibition honouring 30 years of work from Perth's fashion designer Aurelio Costarella.
Not all dresses were to my taste, but most were quite feminine and wearable.
|Here a dress is inside an exhibition window with some Australian animals|
|There was a huge display of butterflies from Australia and the world|
|I love these stones with minerals!|
and today it was full of school children who are on their summer holidays at the moment.
It's a treasure trove for kids, but also very interesting for adults.
|You can build a Pyramid|
|This lioness was popular with the kids who stroked her when they walked past|
|Under each cupboard the sliding drawers had interesting things to discover|
|The Dinosaur at the entrance to the WA Museium|
|Northbridge Piazza where free music concerts and movies are held - giant screen at end|
Returning from our visits after lunching in Northbridge we went past Kakulas Brothers in William Street. A old-fashioned grocer store with flours, nuts, spices, chocolates, etc that can be bough by weight from various bags around the store. There are cheeses, olive oils, sausages, olives, canned goods, lots of European flavours...
Prices are very good and the choice is enormous!
|(photo from net - I didn't think I could take photos inside)|
Next door to them is another lovely find - a tiny and brightly painted shop selling artisan ice-pops - Delish Ice-creams - the lady behind the counter offered us a try and we loved our choices - creamy coconut milk and passionfruit for me and Creamy Iced coffee for S.
Pity we started walking towards the city and with the heat (it was 38C today!!) they started melting quickly. Eventually we found a shade until we finished eating them.
Have you ever tried something similar? They were delicious, we will be back for more!!
|The sales lady took the photo with us holding the ice-pops|
Next to the train station at Forrest Place, the kids were cooling themselves and having fun under the water feature, and a couple of adults were also taking the plunge and getting wet...
Near the station on Murray St, this mural featured in a shop window caught my eye. Stunning!! It's part of an exhibition - Art 140 Perth and the artist is Anna McEachran.
Hope you enjoyed visiting the city with me and are getting to know a bit more about Perth's delights.