SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Friday, 17 March 2017

Visiting The city and Fremantle with the family

The visit to Elizabeth Quay in the city was quite a success, with my family loving the wide spaces, the children's park, the art and the eateries.
We rode the train into the city and walked around the quay, had an ice-cream, as the day was hot and humid. Later on we went to Forrest place a few blocks up, to eat at the Friday food markets. We waited for my husband to join us from work, ordered and then sat down with our food.
Later in the evening we got into my husband's car and drove to Northbridge, the suburb just north of the city centre known for it's night life and also the centre of the Chinese quarter.

Just before returning home we drove by South Perth shorefront to have a look at the Perth's night skyline and were surprised with a 15 minutes fireworks show!

Elizabeth Quay - my sister in law and I (in green top), Perth city views, art, modern bridge, gondola and  the brick Florence Hummerston house that was dismantled and relocated to this area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Hummerston_Kiosk
Top: Northbridge Chinese Quarter, larger photos are the Friday food markets, and small photos at bottom are Northbridge.
City skyline and fireworks show seen from South Perth's foreshore

Two days later we took our visitors to Fremantle for the day. Fremantle is our harbour city, located about 23km from the city centre.
The Fremantle market on Market Street was the first stop - the markets are open from Friday to Sunday, and here you can find anything from art, crafts, Australian souvenirs, organic products, fruit and vegetables and a lot of eateries. It's always a busy and interesting place with lots to see!

Walking towards the harbour I showed them Kakulas's sister, a very interesting old fashioned shop where you can buy your flours, beans, etc by weight. Plus they also sell a huge variety of foreign products - sausages, cheeses, olive oil, etc. So if you need anything remotely exotic for your cooking I'm sure you can find it here!

Top: Fremantle market building, fruit & vegetable stalls, healthy drinks for sale.
Bottom: Kakulas's Sisters old fashioned shop

At Bather's Beach the annual Bather's Beach Sculptures were on show (25 Feb to 12 March) with around 80 sculptures scattered through the beach.

Bather's Beach Sculptures in Fremantle
Around the corner, at the Cargo and ships harbour we came across 2 war ships, one from Spain and one from Adelaide (South Australia) that were going to go to the high seas for "war games" and we chatted with a couple of the Spanish sailors (we spoke to them in Portuguese as their English wasn't too good) and to a female Australian sailor who said she loved what she did.
It was then time for a drink and snacks at one of the Fishing harbour restaurants and a visit to the Little Creatures Brewery.

I hope you enjoyed the visit to Elizabeth Quay and Fremantle. 
Have a great weekend :)

Top: Restaurants at the Fishing harbour , Fisherman statue, my husband and brother in law hug a statue, the war ships.

Bottom: Maritime Museum, statue of The immigrant children, Little Creatures Brewery.






24 & 26 February 2017

16 comments:

  1. What a fun trip out and about Elizabeth's Quay and Fremantle. I really enjoyed the beach sculptures. So glad you were able to visit at the right time to catch them on display. They are all so very different, too.

    I think the markets at Fremantle would be so fun to just look around and see what there is to buy, whether you needed anything or not. The place looked like it was bustling and had lots of energy. Thanks for taking us with you.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, I also love Fremantle markets just to snoop around and see all the interesting things. We were lucky the sculptures at the beach in Fremantle had just started.

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  2. Great photos and so good to have my mind refreshed by the pictures of Elizabeth Quay.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Elizabeth quay.

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  3. The light of the places is absolutely amazing! I do love to go to shops in different places!

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    1. Thanks Paula, markets are fun places to shop.

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  4. Wow, so much to see in your surroundings, thanks for the tour around.

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  5. Glad you enjoyed the tour Marianne. Have a great weekend.

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  6. I tell you what Sami, anyone who says that Perth is boring now needs to open their eyes! Loved the sculptures on Bathers Beach!

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    1. You are totally right there Grace, I agree that Perth has become an interesting and vibrant city.

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  7. Awww, you got fireworks!
    Didn´t know about the sculptures at Bather´s Beach. That was a nice tour indeed, Sami. I look forward to coming back. Just a couple of minutes ago we decided to go to the city and thought... hm, what for lunch? The land of no pies, we still have no idea.

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    1. The fireworks were totally unexpected Iris, I think they must have been to celebrate Chinese New Year.
      The sculptures in Fremantle were a pleasant surprise!

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  8. After visiting Australia I started thinking that Australian cities are the proof that the new and modern can also be beautiful. I confirm that every time you show pictures of Perth and surroundings. It looks so nice and pleasant and I really feel like taking a long walk there!

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    1. Thanks Sara. I also enjoy the old and historic cities, but I find modern cities are more spacious and organized.

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  9. A very modern city and full of life!
    Lovely pictures!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, it's certainly becoming a wonderful city full of wonderful things to do and see.

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