It is the WA Day long weekend here in Western Australia, and entry into national parks is free. So yesterday we went for a 12km walk along the Ghost House Walk Trail at Yanchep, about 50km north of Perth.
The so-called ghost house is actually the ruins of an old weekender holiday house (below). We never encountered any ghosts, but maybe if you were there at night …
Among all the classic and vintage cars at British Car Day, we also noticed this vintage pedal car hitched up to a 1950s style caravan. The owner built the caravan to go with the pedal car and went to some effort to fit out the retro interior with miniature memorabilia.
Yet another great vehicle at British Car Day in Gingin, northeast of Perth, was this vintage half-cab London Transport double decker bus. It’s such an icon that it sets you thinking about planning a trip to London.
When we visited Sydney recently, we walked through Hyde Park most days and stopped to admire the ANZAC War Memorial. The impressive monument dates from 1934 and looks very striking when reflected off the ornamental pond – both in the sunshine and at night.
We stopped to admire this impressive Golden Orb Weaver Spider near the Swan River in Perth recently. The big arachnid was happily eating a bee.
But what really surprised us was those two small bumps on the spider’s abdomen. They were two small flies – and have presumably never heard the children’s poem “The Spider and the Fly”.
The other detail that we admired as we walked along Broadway in Los Angeles was the ornate clocks on the historic buildings – great time therapy for people suffering from jetlag.
A few weeks back we went for a walk along Broadway – not the one in New York, but its namesake in Los Angeles.
Like the one in NY, Broadway LA is lined with interesting architecture. We especially liked all the old theatres, which had plenty of amazing decorative detail to look at.