Perth would appear to be, to the traveler, a place of romance: the 'City of Light' acclaimed by the astronaut John Glenn who, orbiting the earth overhead in his Mercury capsule in 1963, claimed to have seen 'the tiny glow on the south-west tip of the great black southern continent,' as its inhabitants left their lights on through the night in honor of Glenn and the United States space program. 'I can see lights on the ground,'Glenn reported. 'I can see the lights of Perth on the coast. Thanks everyone for turning on the lights. I know there are cities many more times illuminated at night than Perth, it's just the fact that we are all alone way over here at the other side of a very large continent that highlighted the vision. This was taken from the South Perth foreshore when on an excursion with my friend and sometimes mentor!!