|Perth city skyline|
The State War Memorial is in King's Park, one of the largest inner city parks in the world, and the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia.
The red and green kangaroo paw (Angiozanthus manglesii) is the Western Australian floral emblem. At the entrance to the botanic gardens, a marble mosaic depicting this flower created by artists Rudolph Verschoor and Jacqueline Pinnock sits beneath a Silver Princess (Eucalyptus caesia).
|The giant boab tree, which was transported to King's Park from the Kimberley Region|
|Scarey Sis on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway|
|This used to be a brewery!|
'Using symbolic plant forms, these five sculptures invite you to reflect on the importance and diversity of the contribution of women to the community'.
|Renewal and Leadership|
The Pioneer Women's Memorial in the centre of the Water Garden is eye-catching. The woman is strong, beautiful, compassionate and comforting.
So is this one...
There are plenty of beautiful blooms in the Banksia gardens, and also a couple of art-works by Philippa O'Brien depicting these plants.
|The DNA Tower and viewing platform|
|View of Perth from DNA Tower, King's Park|
As it was Him Outdoors' birthday, a trip to Feral Brewing was in order. Their Boris (Russian Imperial Stout) is his favourite Australian beer, with their Hop Hog (American IPA) not far behind. I also liked their Rust (Belgian Dubbel), Fanta Pants (Imperial Red IPA) and B.F.H. (Barrel Fermented Hog - their flagship IPA).
Some of our party were not quite so impressed with the description of the Fanta Pants as being 'offensively bitter (like most redheads)', but no one (among the beer drinkers) could deny the taste.
|Nephew Aidan clearly spellbound by Hoggy's pontifications|
|The Happy Birthday Boy|