Here are some more flowers that you can see along the bushland walking trails in Perth’s Bold Park, right now in the middle of summer.
Thats Yellow Leschenaultia up top, and Western Coastal Wattle (Acacia cyclops) above. The wattle takes its name from the spectacular seeds (below), which look like the eye of the legendary one-eyed giant Cyclops.
And the Jarrah trees are in flower too.
It’s high summer here in Perth, with temperatures getting up to about 40C this weekend. But there are still some wildflowers in bloom. A few days back we walked around the Zamia Trail in Bold Park (above).
Saw plenty of Slender Banksia with its big yellow flower heads, and Tangle Daisy with tiny, almost unnoticeable flowers.
Went to see this impressive mural in West Perth recently. It’s by Amok Island and titled “Major Mitchell Cockatoos”.
Stopped to admire this huge mural in George Street during our recent visit to Sydney. It’s titled “Peace Waratah” and was painted by prominent street artist Shepard Fairey in mid-2017.
During our recent visit to Sydney we went to the Art Gallery of New South Wales to see the exhibition of Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage – a huge collection of masterpieces from the past hundred odd years. The French Impressionists were represented, including Poppy Field (1890/91) by Claude Monet.
And The Banks of the River Marne (1888) by Paul Cezanne.
The Winter Palace (1992, below) by Bernard Buffet shows part of the Hermitage Museum. It’s a great exhibition – don’t miss it if you happen to be in Sydney.
We spotted this old air raid sign during our recent visit to Sydney. Where do you think it is located?
The poster was put up in 1942, after the Japanese bombing of Darwin and submarine attack on Sydney harbour. You’ll find this poignant reminder of a very nervous and uncertain era in Town Hall station.
We also stopped to admire some of the historic ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney. That’s HMAS Vampire above and the Krait below, used by Z Special Unit commandos to sink Japanese ships in southeast Asia during World War 2.