Thursday, January 22, 2015

The 'beach' is back in town !



Isn't that the title of a song :) You know it's summer in Perth when umbrellas, deck chairs and a beach pop up in the Cultural Centre, surrounded by heritage buildings it's quite a sight! An English gentleman said to me 'is this what you call a beach in Perth''.. I replied, 'yes sir, in the middle of the city it is, but what we really call the beach is just half an hour away and among the best in the world :) What a super fun facility for young mums to enjoy a coffee with friends while the kids play, these two had the beach to themselves.. for a while!


Preparations for this year's Fringe World beginning on Friday are well underway with spiegeltents popping up here and there around Northbridge. Hope you're looking forward to a bit of risque, bawdy fun.. I am :) It's been a very long time (50 days I heard someone say) since we had any rain in Perth, there's a possibility of a storm today and a 30% chance of 1mm of rain, I'm not sure whether to get excited or not, think I'll hold off and see what actually occurs :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


33 comments:

  1. Nothing could be more perfect! WooHoo!

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  2. Is that you and the redhead sitting in the sand...?

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  3. It sounds like you could desperately use some rain. Fringe World should be a lot of fun!

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  4. Oh, how colorful and how fun!! Wish we had one of those in Portland!!! I love it! Such fun pics for the day!!

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  5. Oh, why do we have nothing like that here?

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  6. Looks like a fun place for the children.

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  7. It's snowing here. Approximately 25mm on the ground now. More to come. :-)

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  8. lot of happy people and... grrrr grrr grrr, here the weather is just horrible, and cold! while there is summer time ! we still in the middle of January and I am already tired about winter :-(

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  9. I love seeing your summer shots when it is cool and grey here, Grace!

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  10. That is a wonderful idea to build a beach in town for the kiddos! Amazing. I remember a Sunday afternoon in Paris when some parents had constructed a little race track near the Eiffel Tower for children to race around in wee cars. I liked that, too. Hope you get some rain soon!

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  11. This looks so unreal to me at the moment!

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  12. What a fun idea. The kids can play and mom doesn't have to worry about them getting in the water. Of course mom's will still have to shake the sand out of their clothes.

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  13. If they have a summer beach in Paris , why not have one in Perth ?!

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  14. I'm guessing your beaches are way more crowded at the moment than the ones I usually visit.

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  15. That is a long time to go without rain! I love the umbrellas. This looks like such a fun place to hang out and enjoy the day.

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  16. I don't like this kind of beach. There is summer in Australia. It's hot, I think. A hug from Italy.

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  17. That is just great....My kids loved sand.

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  18. Rain? We had 2 spits from up above. Fringe is looking interesting - you are going to be busy!!!

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  19. I like the colorful umbrellas.

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  20. dat duikt toch steeds in meer steden op.

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  21. That does look like such fun. I'm not one to rain on anyone's parade but I do hope you get some relief soon.

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  22. "You know it's summer in Perth when umbrellas, deck chairs and a beach pop up in the Cultural Centre" - is that what you call culture in Perth? :^)

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  23. That looks very sunny and inviting!

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  24. Love the idea of the inner-city beach! Wonderful for parents of young children.

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  25. LOVE. I'm going to have to cross the bridge and check this out soon

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  26. Nice place for kids... and mums!
    I love the umbrellas.

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  27. I love that little beach, it's perfect for the little kids while their Moms get a coffee break.

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  28. Perth rules, I say :-) We only have the Okerkabana in summer, a tad too far away from the city for a quick cuppa.

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  29. I guess a beach precinct attached to the cultural centre is quite fitting. Beach worlds are part of the Australian culture. It just seems strange to see stools under beach umbrellas.

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  30. Ah, a beach by the truck load, creative. Or is it a giant sand box? Tom The Backroads Trabeller

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  31. Looks smart and fun.
    (Believe it or not, there are people who wants to create something like this in Stavanger too.)

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