The World; It’s A Changing.

Like every city, Perth is going through changes, and I wanted to show you some images of recent alterations that have been made, not only to the river frontage, with the addition of Elizabeth Quay which is still under construction,  but also the renovation; of one of my favourite places; Perth City Library, which now has 5 incredible floors.

Elizabeth Quay

Foot Bridge

Foot Bridge

Elizabeth Quay

'First Contact' Sculpture at Quay

‘First Contact’ – Sculpture at Elizabeth Quay

Part of Elizabeth QuaySoon-To-Be Cafe

Elizabeth Quay & Lagoon Area

Perth City Library

Perth Library Exterior

Library Stairwells (Part of)Fiction Floor - From AbovePerth Library Children's FloorLibrary TerraceView From Library Terrace

If you’re interested in seeing more; please visit the following…..

Elizabeth Quay – Perth

Perth City Library

 

 

Remember The People That Matter.

I’ve not been able to post for the last few days, and I’ve only got time for a quickie now – so to speak – as I’ve been spending a lot time, sat in the waiting room, of Perth’s primary public hospital, in fact; that’s where I’m typing this.

There I was; lying comfortably, in the land-of-nod, at 7.15am on Sunday morning, when I heard a feeble voice call out my name, believing it to be a dream; I ignored it. Only to hear “Julie Julie” being called out again.

Rushing up the hallway, I discover my mother in extreme pain clutching her lower leg and to cut a long story short, after an ambulance ride which my 9-year-old niece envies – she told me, she wants to ride shotgun next time – my siblings and I spent the day waiting; whilst my mother had 2 blood clots removed from her right leg…..one quite large, from what I can understand.

Five days later, my mother’s doctors are still trying to discover where the clots originated, and why they formed, which is why, she’s currently undergoing an endoscopic-like procedure, whereby they insert a probe to look at the heart. And, as my siblings are predominantly nine-to-fivers, I’m sat here alone, trying to keep busy, whilst the hospital bustles around me.

This wasn’t mum’s original choice of hospital, she wanted to go private, but the paramedics; take patients to whichever is closest, which Royal Perth Hospital was, and I must say; they’ve been brilliant. The nurses are cheerful, and helpful, the doctors; willing to explain what’s happening, the physiotherapists push when necessary, and as it’s the home of; West Australia’s major ‘adult’ trauma centre, emergency helicopters land, literally, just outside my mother’s window. I’ve witnessed them land, about 4 times, over the last few days, not at night unfortunately, but that did happened last evening, from what I can understand.

Where I’m leading with all this, is……..remember to thank the people; that do the jobs, you may not want to, for very little recompense, at all hours of the day or night, because you may need them one day. And, no matter how busy you become, don’t forget to spend time with your parents. Fortunately, I still have my mother, but sadly, I lost my father 6 years ago, and there’s still a lot I would love to say to him, or do with him, but can’t.

Helicopter 3

Helicopter 4

Helicopter 2

 

Perth Royal Show 2015 – Misc. Images

These are just a few ad hoc pictures I took whilst visiting the show, and my next, and final post will the dinosaur exhibit, which (hopefully) will include a few videos, as the dinosaurs were animatronics.Air Rides

Balloon Man

Blacksmith

Farming Equipment

Sideshow

Sideshow

Fleece Competition

Haunted House

Haunted House

Horse Events

Horse Events

Ride 2

Rides 6

Knitted Toys

Knitted Toys

Vintage Race Car

Vintage Race Car

Perth Royal Show 2015 – Animals

Visiting the animal exhibits is always my favourite part of ‘The Show’. You’ll see everything from; domestic pets, to farm animals, raptors to retired racing greyhounds, even the unusual; like emus and alpacas. It’s an animal lovers dream.

These are just some of the beautiful creatures I saw during my day out.

Clydesdale

Clydesdale

Sheep Pens

Sheep Pens

Two-tone sheep - How does he see?

Two-tone sheep – How does he see?

Silky

Silky

Angus

Angus

Piglet Lunch

Piglet Lunch

Two Little Pigs - Bedtime

Two Little Pigs – Bedtime

Is This My Best Side?

Is This My Best Side?

Goat Pens

Goat Pens

Cat Competition Entrant

Cat Competition Entrant

Young Alpacas

Young Alpacas

Baby Alpaca

Baby Alpaca

Baby Chicks

Baby Chicks

Camel

Camel

Honeycomb and Bees

Honeycomb and Bees

 

The Perth Royal Show 2015 – Food & Flora

Late September, every year, Perth holds an agricultural show. It’s been running since 1831, and it’s held at the Claremont Showgrounds, on a piece of land, that measures 558 square metres, so it’s not small.

There are animals, of all kinds, assorted exhibits, and showground rides, as well as confectionary show bags which I used to love as a child, and; if I’m honest, I always buy one or two chocolate ones now.

There are; horse riding events, and sheepdog trials, you can even; pat-a-pig. You’ll find incredible, bakery and floral competitions, as well numerous other events. This year they even had a ‘Dinosaur Adventure’ for which, I stood, for 10 minutes, quite happily; in the hot sun.

It’s quite an experience, especially for children, and I try to go most years, if only to cuddle a few animals, and I thought I’d let you enjoy a small sample of ‘The Show’ over my next few posts, starting with; some of the amazing food and Floral displays.

Food & Wine Display

Food & Wine Display

Food Display

Food Display

Wild Flower Display

Wild Flower Display

Flower Display

Flower Display

Flower Display

Flower Display

Flower Display

Flower Display

Flower Display

Flower Display

Cake Display

Cake Display

Cake Display

Cake Display

Cake Display

Cake Display – Look at the Dragon.

Cake Display

Cake Display

If you’re Interested in a visit at some stage, please see the following website, for some more information Perth Royal Show