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Perth

Crazy, Hot, Tasty City

sunny 30 °C

February 7th we arrived in Perth, the most isolated city in the world, on the western coast of Australia. To make our arrival the smoothest possible we stayed at Scarborough Beach 2 days to get familiar with the Australian Beach Life. We did enjoy a really clear sunset with our feet in the water.
Perth Sunset

Perth Sunset

Hands On

Hands On

After hanging loose at the Beach, it was time for action, so we went to check out the Swan Valley. What better way to do that with a vineyard tour!
9th February we went with a bunch of people to several places, firstly Houghton and then some smaller Croatian creator of the divine liquid.
Our taste buds got challenged afterwards with chocolates and nougat, and to make sure we enjoyed we had some good Beer tasting as well.
Swan Valley

Swan Valley

Swan Valley

Swan Valley

The city Perth itself is pretty big, with a mixture of very new and very old re-fabricated houses. Around Perth there are several things to visit, such as the Zoo (yes we did see the Kangaroos, Koalas and Tasmanian Devils...) , Kings Park (Great views from this green zone), and we went to Fremantle an old style town with a small harbour and the infamous Fremantle Prison.
DownTown Perth

DownTown Perth

DownTown Perth

DownTown Perth

South Perth

South Perth

The Fremantle prison was opened in 1850 and at time was a very modern place. However end 80ies several things went wrong in this institute. By putting over a 100 convicts in a place where the temperature might rise to 50 degrees, with no running water and smelly buckets as main toilet facility, this is just asking for problems. This lead to several outbreaks and a massive riot in 1988 with a big fire as result. Finally in 1991, the place was closed down and now it is a museum to show how the first inmates of Australia lived.

Fremantle Prison Entrance

Fremantle Prison Entrance

One toilet for over 50 convicts

One toilet for over 50 convicts

Guard View on the Convicts Yard

Guard View on the Convicts Yard

Still a lot of great pictures to come from the Angel show, Penguin Island, Sydney, Blue Mountains and our 2000 km road trip to Exmouth !

Posted by Busy Brabander 07:17 Archived in Australia Tagged perth

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