Monday, March 11, 2013

Getting around.....


Once again there was so much going on in and around Perth this weekend it was hard to know where to start. On Saturday morning we caught the train at Whitfords, our local station, green line, into the city where we changed trains, the blue line, down to Fremantle. Although the Perth Train Station is big, clean, modern, efficient and easy to use, essential for the volume of traffic that courses through it each day, we still lack the rail line service from the city to the airport that is needed and expected in most big cities. Ah well, we will have Elizabeth Quay (yes I am being sarcastic haha!)..get back to basics Mr B.. basics!!
Pulling into Fremantle Train Station it's lovely to see that it still retains some of that early 1900's charm, in fact there is much that is charming to explore in the port city of Fremantle. It's been unbearably humid in Perth this last week, but I can see an end in sight, looking out of my window now at the grey skies I predict rain..soon, hallelujah!! Hope your week begins well, take care and stay safe.....

36 comments:

  1. The fist shot is marvellous!

    I know it's hot but... er... :-)

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  2. Great captures, Grace!! Interesting "people" shots of the waiting passengers! I sometimes wonder if our many growing cities ever have the public transportation that we would like to have??? The stations/stops seem to be overflowing most of the time!! Hope you have a great!!

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  3. In my corner, we still have stations from XIXth century!(and sometimes I think that even trains are as old as stations...)So I admire this very modern place!

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  4. I am soooo jealous. We have none of this. Except for a few areas of this country, we are left pretty much to our own devices to get wherever it is we want to go! Looks like a wonderful system.

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  5. I like the look of Fremantle station Grace!

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  6. Wonderful series of photos!

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  7. I love train stations like these!!! (very European!) I didn't know that Australia has good train service... not much train service in the states...it's more of a treat or a special trip rather than a functional mode of transportation here...

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  8. Stations can be such top places to make pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. We have no rail service to the airport either although they are in the process of putting a line in now so there is a lot of construction going on across the west end of the city. it will be a treat when finished.

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  10. Very Beautiful! Always nice to be on your blog ;-)

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    DzjieDzjee

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  11. I love the light and the little window in image nr.3

    Nice way to travel, by train.

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  12. funny how different people look from what I see in the metro here right now !

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  13. Grace on a train! I am wearing her down.

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  14. How interesting that Perth lacks rail service to the airport. Finally Toronto is working hard to complete fast, reliable service to its airport. Yes, FINALLY!

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  15. It IS very modern and efficient looking and I love the openness of the first photo. I don't think very many cities can keep up with our appetite for travel, whether it's airports, train stations or highways.

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  16. Did you get up in the middle of the night & do a 'rain dance'? Don't think CB knows what should come first!! Love Freo :)

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  17. Geez, even we have a train from downtown to the airport. But there are other cities without a direct train connection from the center to the airport - - 2 of New York's 3, Los Angeles, Dallas, to think of a few big ones in this country.

    What's with the clothing of the people in the second picture?

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  18. Enjoyed these views of the railways areas! All that metal has been well organised into quite an arty roofline at Perth station! But Fremantle station wins in the cosy ambience stakes!

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  19. Another fine set of photos, Grace, some raising more questions than they answer. Your transportation system looks pretty modern, even if it doesn't do everything one might ask of it.

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  20. I am SO imperthed with Press!

    Impressed with Perth, I mean :)


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  21. Amazingly, even New York City lacks a fast rail service from Manhattan to both its major airports. And your station looks far more modern and airy than any in NYC! I love this entire collection.

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  22. Great images, love train stations, the rush, the atmosphere, the people, a lot to photograph! Have a great week!

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  23. Wonderful pictures, specially the first composition.A feeling of vacations and I love the light!
    hugs and a nice week
    Léia

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  24. Love going on the train. Those look super train stations and very busy too!

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  25. Nice to see your stations, it is something you always pass and don't take time to look at. What on earth is that fellow in front wearing, a singlet of his big brother? Want to show his biceps?

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  26. are the trains air conditioned?

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  27. Those two stations are quite different. What a contrast. I'll keep my fingers crossed for some rain to head your way!

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  28. Aww, sweet memories! And yes, I´ve never seen a trainstation that clean!
    Guess your wish worked, too! I had to break hard on an icy road this morning and managed to stop in time. Wish I could send some minus-temps over...

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  29. Your stations look so clean! Hope you had a great time!

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  30. Like Perth, Melbourne is sans rail link to Airport. I bit of a faux pas in cities like ours.

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  31. Trains are good!!! Lets have more, with sunshine!

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  32. It looks quite modern and amazingly clean, especially with so many people traveling through it. You should be pleased. When I was in Paris a couple of years ago, I was blown away by the filth at the train stations. Sounds like you have as much going on in Perth right now as we do here in Sarasota. Busy time!

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  33. Do you have tickets for your train system, or a pass that you 'tap in and tap out'?? We are so antiquated over here, with an old paper ticket... Melb, Hong Kong and Tube in London all have a pass and its SO much easier!!!

    Love the pics, trains and planes fascinate me!!

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