It was my brother in law's first visit to Perth, so it was all new to him, and even though my daughter and son in law have been to Perth quite a few times, there were a few new things to show them, such as: Elizabeth Quay, Perth Arena, street art...
PERTH CITY - Buildings & statues
|Top from L to R: St George's Cathedral, Perth City Library, mix of old and new, |
Bottom from L to R: Supreme Court & gardens, Escalon (statue) and Queens Gardens.
I also took them to the rear of the Forrest building in St. George's Terrace in the city centre, which I'm sure is overlooked by many tourists.
Behind is a lovely garden with ponds and statues as well as a replica of Alexander Forrest's residence, which had originally stood on this site, and was demolished in 1981.
The brick house is home to a pub - Rigby's Bar & Grill.
|Behind Forrest buildings - the replica of Alexander Forrest's house, gardens, ponds and statues|
|Perth's newest statues -(first two) : in the Kings Square precinct near Perth Arena, (last two) : at Elizabeth Quay|
|Some of Perth's Christmas decoration - I loved the mirror boxes with black swan shaped ribbons|
Sometime in the afternoon my husband called me to say that Perth Arena would be opening it's doors to Roger Federer's first training session for the Hopman Cup.
We weren't too far away so we rushed there and were amazed at the huge crowd waiting to go in.
My brother in law plays tennis and is a big fan of Roger Federer so he was super excited!
With the exception of myself the whole family would then go and watch a match on the 2nd January, but unfortunately due to some booking glitch it wasn't Roger Federer.
|Roger Federer at the Perth Arena training session on 29th December 2016|
After the tennis and having walked about 11km during the whole day it was time to return home.
My son and daugher in law (and baby) joined us for a fancy French style dinner which was prepared by my daughter and son in law (who is French).
DINNER with the FAMILY
Here you can see the Entree which consisted of beetroot, radish, pine nuts, avocado, salmon, cream cheese, and the little tumbler has prawn and kiwi. Strange combinations I know, but it all tasted wonderful.
The two desserts were a tumbler with chocolate & pistachio cream (left over from the macaroon filling) and a strawberry sprinkled with cinnamon, and 4 home made macaroons filled with chocolate, pistachio and lemon cream.
We couldn't have asked for a better family dinner!!
Hope you enjoyed the tour of Perth, what did you like most?
29 Dec 2016