We decided to go into the city last night, left our cars at the train station, took the 10 minute ride into town and walked a few blocks enjoying the wonderful "mild" (for winter) evening, until we reached Matsuri Japanese restaurant where we made reservations for dinner.
The food was good, but Japanese dessert was a bit of a let-down.
On the way back I took photos of some murals at the 140 Murray street building (just behind the Underground train station) where a few new restaurant venues have recently opened.
|Mural by Phibs around the lift doors|
|Mural by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Benjamin Johnson|
We then crossed into Northbridge (the night life district) via the Horse-shoe bridge to go and see the "Winter wonderland" - a snow dome, and a 250 m2 ice-skating rink that has been set up near the Perth Cultural Centre, running for part of the month of July.
Like last year, there was a pop-up bar with hot drinks, but unfortunately I saw some food vans around the area but they were closed, so I don't know if maybe they just operate during the day and not in the evenings.
|Snow Dome - no one was inside|
I expected there would be more people in this area, but it was quite empty, but it could be because Fremantle also has their own "winter activities" at the same time, or maybe because it was a rainy day...
|Ice-rink with giant screen with "burning logs"|
|The pop-up Bar- The Lodge- to the left with plenty of comfy seating and heaters. Behind is the City's public Library|
|The food vans were closed. Behind is one of this years "Sculpture by the Sea exhibits" - My home is your Home.|
Walking back to the Underground station we came across another exhibit from this years "Sculpture by the Sea" in the form of an old car filled with "grass trees" sitting on the pavement in Wellington street, close to the station.
|Tim Burton's "Victory or Revenge" from this year's Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe, now adorns a Perth street|
|Can you see the "Green Cactus" sculpture to the left in-between those two buildings?|
|Wellington street Station|
Hope you had a great weekend too.