Monday, December 15, 2014

Slip sliding away down the terrace!



Yesterday morning St. Georges Terrace went from big business to big fun! One side of the road was closed off and beginning at the top end of the terrace across from Barracks Arch young and old went whizzing down the 315 metre long bright yellow slippery slide having loads of fun along the way.. check out the action here (hope the link works this time, let me know). An early Christmas present from Perth City.. for those worried about the water used when restrictions are already in place, it was recycled somehow (?) and used by local councils! Below, looking up the terrace..


 Waiting.. if you're wondering why I didn't slip-slide, this could be it :)


My super fav pic of the day.. spunky little super-hero :)


Playing around with effects, the swim tubes look like jumbo coloured polo mints don't you think?


 Thumbs up!


 ... and as always at big outdoor activities there was sunscreen provided and the brilliant St. John's Ambulance crew were present to attend to any slippery slide emergencies :) Apart from a glitch early in the morning the day was a big success.. 27C perfect! Hope you're having or have had a super weekend, take care and stay safe..



38 comments:

  1. Wow! What a crowd. It must have been a lot of fun. Your pictures are gorgeous, too. And what a lovely day for having so much fun. I agree on your "fave" photo - that's perfect! You didn't want to wait in that line, huh?

    Remind me of Paul Simon's song, "Slip-sliding Away" - one of my favorites!

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  2. Gorgeous pictures :) - but they do make me shiver by the thought
    that somebody would start an event like this over here at this moment :D
    Would be more like ice sliding ;) - btw, when I closed my bedroom window
    after 2 hours of airing, there were 11 °C in that room.
    Must be slightly colder outside :))
    Have a great day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  3. This is such a great event for you city, young and old, all participating. What a fun for evrybody!

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  4. This must have been great fun but I hate to line up for things too, Grace! Love your pics!

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  5. All we have is icy pavements....somehow it's not quite the same.

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  6. It looks like a lot of fun, Grace!

    You asked about reading the excerpt of Superhero in Training. Just for you, I've posted it on my blog!

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  7. Oh, how FUN!! I would have loved to be there!! And all that beautiful sunshine!! Love your captures for the day!! Thanks so much for sharing the fun!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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  8. Looks a happening where people has a lot of fun. Never seen or hear anything like this, water things are in the street. In normal case these are in the beach :)
    But - you have summer..... how nice.
    Wish you happy new week.

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  9. That is a long queue, you should have informed them that you were Grace from that famous blog about everything Perth, they would have put you first in the line no doubt!

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  10. That looks like fun. We are all disappointed not to have a photo of our Grace going down the chute.

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  11. I'd never have the patience let alone the will to do this with what seems like half the population of Perth! It does look like fun though, it's huge! I love your whatsitcalled inverted colours photo!

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  12. There is summer in Australia. I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. A big hug from Italy to you, dear Grace.

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  13. I am so envious of your warm, sunny weather.

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  14. Looks like fun. Did you go for a slide?
    Weather looks like here, but the temperature only got to 24C.

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  15. Humanity needs more days like this; Everywhere. What a contrast with yesterday's post.
    You really should be linked to by the Perth media and tourism folks! You are like a professional-



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  16. Tomorrow we see the film footage taken as you went down the slide?

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  17. What a great idea but half of Perth thought so too by the look. Everyone seems to be having fun.

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  18. looks like they had a huge turnout.

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  19. So glad you braved the crowds! Snow soon?

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  20. I see, just enough slope. Did the city provide the tubes? We ought to do that in six months.

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  21. I'm sure it was great fun! I would be a bit scared to do it though...Perth is surely turning into a fun city!

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  22. Wow, that looks like loads of fun for everyone. We ought to do that here in the summer. My street is a good candidate as it slopes up hill rather nicely.

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  23. What a fabulous idea. I can imagine the commotion, enthusiasm and squeals of delight. A great way to bring people into the city and have fun.

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  24. FUN and HAPPY DAYS you have!
    Enjoy it :)

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  25. wat een geweldig leuk idee en wat een enorme belangstelling.

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  26. how fun, i want a turn too! love the edit!

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  27. Great shots...but I feel the same way about lines!

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  28. Wow so many people, I am amazed. Queueing for anything is beyond me!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family, Diane

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  29. What a wonderful idea! And really, they provide sunscreen! No idea, though, if I´d be waiting an hour in line for it, Grace...

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  30. Love lazy rivers when we frequent amusement parks. Fun times with our kids and friends.

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