Another part of the Bonjour Perth Festival that we enjoyed last weekend was the French car show.
Cars on display included a Citroen Traction Avant (above) and this pair of 2CVs.
And this pair of Alpine A110s, powered by Renault engines. The one on the left was built in 1966, and the one on the right is from 1976.
We also stopped to admire this vintage caravan at the Bonjour Perth Festival on the weekend. It was part of a market stall display and certainly caught our attention.
We went along to the Bonjour Perth festival in Subiaco on the weekend.
Despite the grey skies, the festival was plenty of fun, with French icons, French music, French coffee and cakes, and much more. It was like a trip to France in miniature, without any jetlag.
While we were in Los Angeles early last month, we visited the Getty Villa. The amazing building is like a real Roman villa, but on a very large and impressive scale. The rooms are filled with Roman antiquities – we’ll show a few highlights in the coming blog entries.
The famous La Scala Opera theatre (or Teatro alla Scala, as it is known in Italian) opened on 3 August 1778. We have seen it each time we visited Milan, since the theatre is quite close to the cathedral, at the other end of the upmarket Galleria shopping arcade. And we managed to get last minute tickets to a concert on one occasion.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of the great Polish-born British writer Joseph Conrad, who died on 3 August 1924. Having long been fans of his books, including “Lord Jim” and “Heart of Darkness”, we visited his grave in Canterbury, UK a few years back. It’s located in Canterbury City Cemetery (below)
The town of St Albans dates back to Roman times (when it was called Verulamium), so there are some interesting ruins. The ruins above are part of the Roman town wall and are situated in Verulamium Park overlooking the lake. The ruins below are from a 16th century manor house, built on the site of the 12th century Sopwell Nunnery.