Travel Theme-Cities

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My

Cities

Travel Theme

for this week.

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Femantle and Perth are my featured cities for this week’s challenge.
fremantle_0280The Bakehouse in the main Street of Fremantle…
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Like many coastal cities Fremantle is a combination of the original and modern building.

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however, considering Fremantle was settled around 1829 it is one of our older buildings.

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 Back in Perth…

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the new surrounds the old.
perth_0236Inside this thoroughly modern exterior is a relatively old Bell Tower which has now become a must see when in Perth.
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perth_0353With capacity of just under 15,000, the Perth Arena is home to the Perth Wildcats, basketball team, and home for many other cultural events in Perth.

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Where’s My Backpack?: Travel Theme: Cities

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Some photos from Perth for this week’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles

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car_0229abPedestrians can walk over the traffic while all kinds of motor vehicles as they pass under the crossing.  The Yellow Cat bus in the background is a great way to move around Perth.  No charge, from memory, and there are several colours (blue and red are two others) which have different destinations and streets they visit. 

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My favourite set of wheels seen in Perth.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge

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Some random buildings for this week’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Some of the Rondavels we stayed in while in Kruger Park.

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This sign could have been entered into the letters and numbers challenge…a prelude for below

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Wesley Church in Fremantle.

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Sort of a building…across the Swan River at Fremantle.

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The Perth Arena was just across the road from  where we were staying in Perth.  On this night the fans were lining up to watch the Perth Wildcats do battle with the Adelaide 36ers, I think.   The follwing week Pink was scheduled to perform at the Arena, which seats around 10-15,000 people.

According to Wikipedia the Arena will hold up to 13,910 spectators for tennis events, 14,846 for basketball (the arena’s capacity is capped at 13,000 for National Basketball League regular season games) and a maximum of 15,500 for concerts and it has a retractable roof.

Now I really wish I had tried to get a ticket for the game.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge

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Phoneography-Perth Bell Tower

My Phoneography contribution for several weeks.

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We spent a few days in Perth after returning from South Africa.  

We were told one of the ‘must sees’ was  the Perth Bell Tower

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I featured the Bell Tower in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge a week or so ago.

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The Tower houses the oldest bell in Australia which once rang out from the Upton Grey church in Hampshire, according the above information.

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We were lucky enough to arrive shortly before the bells began to peal and had some time to explore the tower and view the bells as they tolled 🙂

Unfortunately I cannot upload video to my blog.

The Bell Tower is well worth a visit while in Perth.

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Lensandpensbysally~Phoneography

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My contribution for this week’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Maybe not exactly public transport but we were required to pay for the privilege of a cruise down the Swan River from Perth to Fremantle.

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It certainly was not the best looking boat, ferry, whatever,  on the river but it was inexpensive and we were entertained, by the Captain of the vessel, on the journey to Fremantle.   He had not taken lessons in political correctness but had the personality to get away with his comments and everyone was having a chuckle…..at least outwardly!

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-One

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My contribution for this week’s

One Item

challenge.

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My first ‘one’ is one Perth Bell Tower.

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… and one weather vane on one church spire.

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AND for the big finale….one blue boatshed on the banks of the Swan River which, we were told, recently sold for over $1,000,000.

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Wordless Wednesday-Sign

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When I saw this sign I just had to photograph it for

Wordless Wednesday

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For those who are not aware of Rottnest Island’s location it is 18 kilometres (11 miles) off the West Australian coast a whisker north of due west from Fremantle.

It would be a wet ride wouldn’t it?

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Wordless Wednesday

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