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.|
|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