Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Waiting for the fireworks!



We took a trip to Kings Park yesterday morning to see how Elizabeth Quay was preparing for it's big opening on Friday evening, it's a long way from finished but it doesn't look too bad.. now, before all the high-rise gets built around the inlet, shame that has to happen :) You can see the boats on the river getting into prime position to watch the City of Perth Skyworks, the culmination of the Australia Day celebrations.


Walking up Fraser Avenue there were already people getting their spots organised under the shade of the old lemon scented gum trees that line the avenue, not too shabby a view oui! Although it was good to see the diversity of nationalities finding their spots together under the blue WA skies, all there together to celebrate the same event, at this point in time there was an integral section of Australian society missing. That could be because there were still EIGHT hours to wait until lift-off.. there's no way I could have sat there that long :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...p.s. big catch up today!



38 comments:

  1. It looks like they've got good spots to take in the fireworks... but eight hours! That is devotion.

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  2. I totally understand why you are not looking forward to the high rises. Too many developers and rich people have no feeling for the general public. But don't get me started on that topic! LOL

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  3. Oh, yes!! I do agree with EG!! Hope your week is going well though, Grace!!

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  4. Perfect spot to wait...but not for that loong!

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  5. Very goods wiews of the city !

    Tomás.

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  6. Lovely skyline and marinas! Arianna

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  7. I couldn't sit waiting for 8 hours either, Grace!

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  8. Your photos make me look forward to sunny warm Summer days! :)

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  9. Everyone is definitely getting ready for the fireworks. I like the older folk with their hats under the tenting. That’s for me.

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  10. Your city is so beautiful and your photos of it are so beautiful. I really hope that someday I can visit there. Love fireworks; that must be quite a show!

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  11. It seemed to be finished very quickly, but then you say it is not finished. No doubt deadlines were met. I see three lucky policewomen.

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  12. You folks have much to celebrate! Cheers to you

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  13. I would like to hop right into one of these photos!

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  14. Best view of Perth from Kings Park. Not sure I would wait that long.

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  15. Oh, it's a holiday with a big ending. Pass me another VB or XXXX and wake me up when the show starts.

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  16. Sounds like there is going to be much fan fare on Friday night Grace.

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  17. Just like Michelle.... I would have enjoyed being there, just NOW :)

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  18. The park looked a good spot but I wouldn't wait that long.

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  19. Location, location, location...and that is perfect. Amazing to see the changes that have taken place. Our family that lived in Torquay (just outside Melbourne) celebrated Australia Day with a BBQ in the snow in China and it was below freezing. Oh boy!

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  20. Belated best wishes for Australia Day!!

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  21. every body is ready
    I hope yous photos of firewoks

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  22. Eight hours waiting , I wouldn't and couldn't do that!

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  23. Great photos of Elizabeth Quay. I couldn't sit around for 8 hours either...evn though the views of the fireworks from there would be great!

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  24. beautiful views and what a great place to watch fireworks!

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  25. Oh, dunno, Grace. Looks like a kid did the planning with all those round bridges...
    Those guys at least have proper chairs and shade - I waited for the Little Giant Girl for four hours in a kid´s camping chair, mostly in the sun, too, LOL
    Eight hours is tough!

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  26. I can't believe all the people who are going to wait all that time! That is real dedication. I have to admit, they have staked out some great views.

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  27. I can't wait for this great view, so next days I should book our "summer holiday" in Perth!

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  28. Oh well done me for having missed it... Happy belated Australia day!

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  29. You live in such a beautiful city. I just saw Bill's fireworks and they were stunning, but I'm happy we got to see the day shots you took as well!

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  30. I immediately recognized what these pics meant, because you can see it all over the USA on the 4th of July! Your firework captures are stunning! I actually came here for the reflection of today - and I love the second one:)

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  31. People love the fantasy of fireworks and that is when the best patience seems to emerge if there is a public display of them.

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