When you’ve had enough of looking at wildflowers in Kings Park, head for the Lotterywest Federation Walkway (generally called the treetop walk) to look down on the trees, and out across Perth and the Swan River.
Perth is a bit soggy after yesterday’s unseasonal deluge. These views of Mabel Talbot Park in Jolimont would normally be all grass, footpaths and picnic areas. But the little lake has almost taken over the entire park.
Sturt’s Desert Pea with its striking red and black flowers in the botanical garden section of Kings Park in Perth.
Some great Kangaroo Paws flowering in the botanical gardens in Kings Park at present.
We visited the botanical gardens at Kings Park recently, mainly to see the West Australian native wildflowers, but were also impressed by the view across the Old Swan Brewery, Swan River and Narrows Bridge – with Perth city centre on the skyline.
We also liked these Roman era amphorae from Pompeii, which were used to store and transport wine, fish and olive oil. The “Escape from Pompeii” exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle ends on 4 February – don’t miss it!
Roman warships depicted in a fresco from the Temple of Isis in Pompeii, painted 62-79CE. Similar to the ships that were sent to Pompeii on a rescue mission when Vesuvius erupted.