Our first stop was at the War Memorial in Monument Hill, (High Street) from where you can get a nice view over part of the city, Rottnest Island and the harbour.
The Memorial comprises a main obelisk unveiled in 1928 and 8 other smaller memorials to the various wars Australia fought on.
While we took photos preparations were afoot for the Anzac Centenary Commemorations of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in Gallipoli (Turkey), which takes place on 25th April, not only in Australia, but in many other countries.
|War Memorial Obelisk|
|The curtains were installed over the plaques naming fallen soldiers, which will be unveiled on Anzac day|
|Various other smaller memorials|
|Royal Navy Memorial|
|View over part of Fremantle|
As we went down the hill to the parked car, I noticed this lovely bus stop painted to commemorate Anzac as well.
One side had a soldier painted on - pity the "peeping hole" (used when you're sitting to look out for the bus) is right in the middle of the soldier...
The other side had a nurse, the front had soldiers on horses and red poppies, the back had soldiers walking at night, and even the ceiling was painted to match.
What do you think, isn't it brilliant?
|Soldiers on horseback and poppies, and even the ceiling is painted with poppies|
The back of the bus stop with the soldiers walking under the stars