Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kings Park encore et fini.....!


Well when I say fini, I mean for a while, there's just so much to see in the park that it's possible we'll be back. As well as being the site for the WA Botanical Gardens visited by millions each year it has more memorials, statues and honour walks than any other park in Australia. Probably the most photographed and well known is the State War Memorial overlooking the city and where the ANZAC Day dawn service  is held each year (nice little video from this year's service). It wasn't really until I got home and downloaded these shots that I realized even though it was a slightly overcast day, the light was pretty special.....
My favourite is the Ceremonial Walk which you enter from Wadjuk Way (renamed to acknowledge the Indigenous connection to this land) through the 'Whispering Walls' below, curved walls on either side of the entrance, if you sit at each end of the wall and talk softly it's a little like the two tin cans and a piece of string theory, it really works! Walking down past the 'flame of remembrance' and 'pool of reflection' to the State Memorial and one of the best views over Perth and the Swan River you're likely to see. There are so many really beautiful memorial tributes in the park to the men and women who lost their lives in battle, I will come back and record them for you. In the meantime have a fab Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....

29 comments:

  1. Une bien jolie promenade à faire le dimanche, en famille!

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  2. Nice photos Gracie - and I love the new chairs! (Just commented on Aimee's blog.) SueC
    xx

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  3. This is an exceptionally nice post even for your high standard. I really like the first photo with the city towers echoed by the tall monument, the green lawn, the blue water and the interesting sky - it has it all. You show me a beautiful city with pride in its history.

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  4. One of the great things about blogs, you get to know not only nice people, but get a wonderful insight into distant countries is that you otherwise do not know. A great report!

    Best wishes
    CL

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  5. What a gorgeous place, Gracie!! And your photos are fantastic today indeed! I love the information you include as well! Wonderful park and I would love to visit there! Cloudy is right about the fact that this is one of the really great things about blogging -- getting to learn about different countries and meet such wonderful people! Thank you!!

    Sylvia

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  6. It was a glorious day! Arianna

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  7. It looks like a special place, Grace!

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  8. The park is ideally situated with views across the bay and I can imagine a Dawn Service with this background would be glorious .... Yes Grace the light in these captures is quite special and that's the joy of photography ... The camera sometimes picks up what our eyes miss.

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  9. The second photo definitely gets my vote :-).

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  10. The sky and the view were definitely gorgeous! Looks like a wonderful place to wander! Enjoy your day!

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  11. May peace continue to govern. Wonderful photography. Thank you for this interesting journey. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  12. It is a great people
    who give pride of place,
    and who share their holiday,
    with those who paid the price.

    You're right: awesome light. You are an amazing ambassador for your land, G.

    Aloha from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
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  13. There is a lot to see and do in this park, isn't there? Your photos are beautiful.

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  14. un bel endroit pour la promenade dominicale

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  15. Gasp, gorgeous gorgeous! Would you be able to send some of that light here, it's magical! These are stunning photos, and a special place to pay tribute to all those men and women.

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  16. Amazing location for this memorial.

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  18. Thank you. Lovely images. What a great place.

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  19. Great set of pics! - you make me want to go to Perth to see for myself!

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  20. This place is fabulous, as well for the views as for the memory. The light is reaaly beautiful; Thank you for this rich and pleasant stroll!

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  21. Strolling and remembering, all with a view. What more can one ask for?!

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  22. Perfect composition on the 2nd shot. And what a wonderful place this is!

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  23. Fantásticas fotos con mucha calidad.
    Felicidades.

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  24. Nice memorial. Everything looks great under a blue sky. :)

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  25. The second composition with the flame as first plan is absolutely wonderful, you have clever eyes!
    I imagine Australia is a place with different parks and landscape,lots of beautiful subjects to photograph.Cezar studied in Australia and he is always planning about some trip to come back there and this time with me!
    thanks for sharing your adorable pictures!
    Léia

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