Wodizzit 7

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We noticed this strange object beside Lake Monger in Perth recently. What do you think it is? Those are small hand tools hanging on blue cables and a pump outlet in the middle. Yes, it’s a public DIY bike repair station. What a great idea!

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Wodizzit 6

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We noticed this sawn up log in Kings Park in Perth recently and wondered what it was. Maybe a place for insects and small reptiles to live? But when we moved the tall grass at the end, we found that it is actually a … bike rack that doesn’t look out of place in bushland.

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Art and About 2

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This structure is another public artwork in Perth’s Subiaco Centro development. It is by Rodney Glick and Kevin Draper, and is titled “The Watershed”.

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As well as reminding us of the area’s industrial past, the installation reportedly provides water for the lake in nearby Subiaco Common.

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Onwards and Upwards

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While we were at Manning Park south of Fremantle recently, we went for a walk up the Manning Stairs. The 192 steps lead up to a hilltop lookout (below) with views of the coast and surrounding countryside. Then we walked along the Davilak Trail, which runs along the ridge before descending to Azelia Ley Homestead. The circuit is about 2km altogether and fairly easy, despite the stairs.

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In the Shed 2

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We also liked the home made market garden machinery in the Old Wagon House Museum at Manning Park, south of Fremantle. The machine above is a carrot washer that was made out of a 44 gallon drum in about 1940. It is driven by an electric motor and is still in working order.

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The 1940s Austin above was one of the first council rubbish trucks in the area. It now has a display of vintage lawn mowers on the tray.

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