Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Winterland!



Look what I found in the Perth Cultural Centre! In summer it was a beach in the city and now and until the 20th July it's an outdoor ice skating rink.. how cool is that, and while I was Googling ice skating I discovered that Perth actually has a permanent ice arena, still so much to discover :) I took these shots on Monday, the sky was ominous and yet the winter sun over the rink was bright.. not just fun for the kids, in the evening it becomes all grown up, you can watch the skaters from 'The Lodge', the bespoke café and bar while sipping the likes of mulled wine, cider and hot chocolate..the heritage buildings in and around the cultural centre make a wonderful backdrop don't you think!


On the way back to the car we stopped in Jean Pierre Sancho for café et une petite tarte au citron which although delectable :) can't beat the almond croissants from my favourite French patisserie Francoise in Leederville. Have a 'tasty little something' Wednesday, take care and stay safe..   


38 comments:

  1. Well now that's fun- and completely different for Australia!

    That does look tasty...

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  2. Ice! Who would have thought about that. Looks like a good time.

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  3. Oh, how fun!! And in Australia!! That's terrific!! Love your captures for the day, Grace, as always!! Thanks for sharing the fun! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. Oh well une petite tarte au citron is just what you would need after skating! You can have the croissant aux amandes! Skating in the 'warm' Perth winter, I think that's fantastic!

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  5. dat ziet er heel gezellig uit.

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  6. Oh yum ~ I love citrus tart and that size is just perfect without over-indulging.

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  7. The one thing I would never have expected to see in Australia!

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  8. That really looks like winter, Grace! And people are bundled up!
    I love almond croissants too - I keep looking for one as good as what I had in Paris but I'm still sampling. ;-)

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  9. Everyone is rugged up - must be COLD!! Whoever would have thought that there's a permanent rink there! Mmmm, could smell that coffee.........and taste that tart...........

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  10. Here in Italy is July but seems October...images suitable for this weather! Arianna

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  11. Believe it or not, Grace, we have that in winter, too, an artificial ice skating place in town, just like yours :-)
    Mulled wine, cider and hot chocolate, yep.
    The lakes often don´t freeze safely, plus they´re outside town, hence. Same here :-) Just heaps colder, I reckon.
    Have fun - I only watch now, I´m ooold ;-)

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  12. Ice!? I bet the temperature would still be considered warm by Canadians. :))

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  13. I have so much to learn. I certainly NEVER thought of Perth as being a winter wonderland. :-)

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  14. Doesn't matter where that link is located. . .it's fun wherever and whenever it is; it is a pleasure for old and young, skillful or use learning. Give it a time!

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  15. i am bummed by the way my typing is corrected automatically. It should read "skillful or just learning/ Give it a try!!

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  16. Great images!
    Vienna also has an ice rink that's turned into a sandy beach when summer comes around.

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  17. That ice skating looks pretty darn refreshing right about now. We have one of these in the heart of downtown Phoenix every winter near the holidays.

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  18. That looks like wonderful fun and yes, we do need to be rugged up these past few days of freezing cold blustery wet weather - ah, it's winter at last! Your coffee and lemon tart look delicious. xoJoy

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  19. Looks like fun, Grace. How come you didn't rent a pair of skated Nd join them?

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  20. Just love those little penguin helpers! Over 50 years since I went ice skating.

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  21. These seasonal skating rinks are a nice winter addition. Hartford has one in Bushnell Park, but I am usually in Florida when it is open for skating.

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  22. that looks like lots of fun.

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  23. I'll sit and watch the skaters but with a tasty tart to eat while watching.

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  24. Mind blowing, North, South, Seasons. Wow
    Pastry will unite the world!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3


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  25. That is an odd sight! It is still hard for me to remember that our seasons are reversed.
    Nice photos!

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  26. Cool in more ways than one Grace. That Citron looks tres tasty.

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  27. Looks pretty and very yummy….. :)
    But still strange to see WINTER images from "Down Under"

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  28. That is something different for entertainment in Aussie cities. I once saw an ice rink at Bondi Beach that was different too. I love the sun on the rink and the dark grey sky...nice shot.

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  29. So funny to see a skating rink in your place!

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  30. LOVE ice in our summer, preferably in a glass.

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  31. I can't believe you're talking about winter!!! It's so hot here in Sicily!

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  32. It looks wonderful, I had read about it, but haven't been there yet. Didn't know about the permanent ice rink either. I wonder if I would still be able to skate, it's been years since I last skated!

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  33. Mammoth has an outdoor skating rink in town...and several lakes that freeze over in the winter that people skate on!!! Haven't done it myself though...

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  34. Grace I love the skating rink. It is so wierd ti\o think of it cool there when it is in the 90's here. Fun!

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  35. All that is missing is the snow. Looks like people are enjoying it.

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