Friday, December 7, 2018

Smile :)



In west Perth early yesterday morning for an appointment we were so close to Kings Park it would have been unthinkable on such a pretty day not to have coffee in the Botanical Cafe, absolutely one of the best views of the city. Kings Park is the most popular destination when visiting Perth and the view above and last shot looking over the Swan River and the city would be top of the list as backdrops for photos..  


Kings Park is all about the trees, plants, memorials and oh yes that fabulous view! Despite the flamboyant colours of the Aussie native plants it was the incroyably big and beautiful flowers of the Southern Magnolia  that took my breath away. Details above as to why it is here in the park. The lady in the red below made me smile with her determination to get that selfie shot just right :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


29 comments:

  1. The memorial plaques put things in perspective. Exquisite views!

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  2. ...I hope that the girl posing doesn't fall backwards over the fence.

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  3. Beautiful flowers! (Is "incroyably" an Australian word?)

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  4. Beautiful flowers! (Is "incroyably" an Australian word?)

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  5. Such a lovely view there. Lots of people just want a selfie, hopefully she was happy with hers. :)

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  6. Pity that so many people now visit wonderful places just to get photos for themselves to put on Twittersnapchatinstagramwhatthehell. A friend who leads walks in the English Lake District tells me that the main complaints he gets from guests is that there's no phone signal in the mountains. I mean what's the point of wonderful scenery if you can't show everyone your carefully composed selfies?

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  7. Such a great vantage point and the plants look exotic. Beautiful! I am sold on Perth!

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  8. Now a little bit nearer and keep smiling :)

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  9. What a lovely place. The weather looks so much better than the 2°C here.

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  10. I can see why this would be a popular place for taking photos. Besides that perfect view of the city, you have that perfectly blue water and those perfectly gorgeous blooming plants. It's a photographer's dream!

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  11. That species of magnolia doesn't have too many flowers but it is quite a spectacular tree and the flower scent is very pleasant. Good to get the Quay in one photo.

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  12. I'd love to have my pic taken there, Grace! I wish it was magnolia season here.

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  13. I love Kings Park too, the views, the plants, the monuments...
    The magnolias are beautiful and I love their smell :)

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  14. Awesome views, and I love the photos of all the people enjoying the scenery!

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  15. Do they have ice coffee in Austrillia.
    Coffee is on

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  16. We had a monster Southern Magnolia in our first house in California. It was fabulous but we felt we needed hard hats when the blossoms came apart and the center part (pistils?) started falling.

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  17. That girl sitting on the fence for a pic, oh, my!
    I love Kings Park, too, and the flowers just again make my dark day (as in no sun, no worries, Grace).

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  18. I remember that cafe, great spot. All flowers whether native or exotic enchant me.

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  19. Botanical cafe. That must be an amazing place. The flora is lovely. We have magnolias here. Did you know they have been around before bees, so they get pollinated by beetles?

    Janis
    GDP

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  20. I am jealous at your pretty weather, looks so sunny and pretty! Here it is all grey and rainy...:(

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  22. LOL the lady in red must have long arms. Lovely set of photos and that magnolia is beautiful. Have a good weekend Diane

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  23. That certainly is a fabulous view. When I stayed with my cousin in Attadale, I didn't really have much chance to look around the city of Perth itself. We went to stay in Augusta at a cottage, further south. The magnolia is gorgeous, as are all those wonderfully different Australian blooms.

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  24. They picked the perfect place for a few portraits.

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  25. What a gorgeous day to be out learning and viewing!

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