The Boatshed, also known as the Blue Boat house, is a huge hit with photographers specially at sunset. The nearby Eliza statue in the Swan River is also another fun addition to this route and she gets frequently dressed up to suit various occasions and celebrations.
The last time I photographed Eliza she was wearing the Portuguese colours in celebration of Portugal's win at the European Soccer Championships in July 2016.
The Crawley Boatshed
|The Boat shed, my sister in law and brother in law and me in front of the boatshed, Eliza statue in the Swan River and a pelican|
Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
I've often mentioned Kings Park in my posts, and luckily our visiting family loved it too and thought it was an amazing park!
It's one of the largest inner city parks in the world, with 400 hectares, two thirds of it being protected bushland that provides a haven for native plants, animals and micro organisms.
|Kings Park - views in Kings Park and view of the city from Kings Park. Notice the Kookaburra (bird) on bottom right photo|
|Another view of Perth and other views of the park - the glass bridge, the Firemen memorial, DNA tower and park foliage and flowers|
|Other views of the city from Kings Park and views in Kings Park|
From Kings Park to Queens Park in the east end of Perth - a much smaller park with a nice lake with water lilies, black swans and ducks, a rose garden, and a bench used by Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in the romantic film "Notting Hill". At one of the entries there is a statue of Peter Pan.
|Peter Pan statue, the bench from Notting Hill, lake with black swans, roses|
You can read the story of the bench here:
Victoria Gardens & East Perth
Just north of Queens Gardens are the Victoria Gardens, another popular family park with picnic tables, benches and barbecues next to the beautiful suburb of East Perth.
Formally an industrial area, in the early 1990's the East Perth area was developed and is now a modern and pretty residential suburb with lots of apartment buildings.
Here you can find lots of coffee shops and restaurants around Claisebrook Cove, and we ended our day with a refreshment in one of the Cafe's, under the canopy of a umbrella with water jets to cool us down on that hot and humid day.
Claise Brook is a small water stream that runs into the Swan river.
|Victoria Gardens and the suburb of East Perth on Claisebrook cove|
A wonderful youtube video about Kings Park:
Some of my other posts about the statue of Eliza:
Some of my other posts about Kings Park:
27 Feb 2017