City of Light

Perth has been known as the City of Light ever since 1962, when the astronaut John Glenn orbited over Perth and saw the city lights below.

A cynic might say that the title is a bit of an exaggeration, but on a walk through Elizabeth Quay earlier this week we stopped to admire the lights, which actually look quite impressive as they reflect off the water. Of course, most of those buildings weren’t there back in 1962.


2 thoughts on “City of Light

  1. Hi Richard, Long time no see! The photos were taken about half an hour after sunset, while there was still a bit of colour in the sky. To be more specific, the top photo was taken at 6:06pm and the other two at 6:09pm. Sunset was at 5:35pm. Cheers, Keith n Susan

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