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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Australia 2014: Perth - King's Park

The House that Daniel Built

We spent most of our Sunday enjoying our lovely farm and also getting a few essential items at a nearby mall. It was then time to head over to my good friend Daniel's home, where he and his family hosted us for a lovely teatime meal.
We were surprised to see a brilliant rainbow as we were enjoying tea. Always a reminder of God's love for us!
The Lims of Singapore and the Lims of Perth. We were very impressed by this playhouse that Daniel built from scratch!

 A Time to Remember

It was dusk by the time we arrived at King's Park, one of the largest inner city parks in the world. ExperiencePerth.com describes the following highlights regarding the park:


Kings Park's stunning location overlooks the city and the silken blue waters of the Swan River. From high above, you can see the brilliantly coloured sails of boats on the river, the twinkling lights of the city, the distant Perth Hills and the endless blue skies for which Perth is so renowned.
The total area of the park is 400.6 hectares and features both cultivated gardens and untamed bushland. You can picnic on grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland or attend one of the summer outdoor concerts under the stars. Children are also catered for with a number of excellent playgrounds suitable for children of all ages.

Park Highlights

  • ADMIRE the panoramic views of treetops, the city skyline and the Swan River.
  • LEARN about the diversity of WA's flora
  • DISCOVER our rich history along the Lotterywest Federation Walkway.
  • SEE the mighty boab tree, a 750 year old specimen from the Kimberley region of WA.
  • CHILDREN will love the many play areas around the park.
  • VISIT the Rio Tinto Naturescape - a place for children to connect with the environment
  • ENJOY the range of summer events and festivities
  • ENJOY a Free Guided Walk with the Kings Park Guides
  • ENJOY the flora and fauna including wildflowers and over 70 bird species
  • INDULGE in a spot of retail therapy at the Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop
  • CLIMB all 101 steps of the spiraling DNA Tower for spectacular views
At dusk the park is transformed into a magical wonderland of lights and shadows... Simply atmospheric...
The "eternal fire" to remember those who died in the Great War.
Remembering World War One.
These palm trees almost seem like soldiers guarding the solemnity of the memorial area.


Our little boy in a world of his own.


The park seemed to have a regal feel to it...
Perth nightscape. Simply glorious.
Watching the world go by.
We were in awe at the vastness of the place. Was a wonderful time of reflection for all of us.
A window in time.
One of our most ethereal moments - enjoying a starlit sky in all its splendour.
Silent night. Peaceful night. All was calm; all was bright - as we busked in the splendour of the starlight.  We will always remember our magical experience there - Daddy, Mummy and our two little boys.

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