Travelog

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I’m back in Perth for the 3rd time, Folks! Again, it was a solo trip to Perth to meeting my partner on the other side of the globe. Having said so, I have never actually get myself settled down and write a post on travel. So here you go, my first travelog. Traveling alone is definitely a liberating experience, and it still is, despite this being my 3rd time doing so.  It is amazing how human beings seek comfort in an uncomfortable process.  Back then, the process of being a solo traveler was really a tense experience. Especially, if you are on a solo trip for the first time after so many years, you will feel like having your entire house packed into your 24 inch luggage (you get what I mean). It’s crazy. Things get better after a few rounds of travel 🙂

I am situated in Perth for a vacation now. I am experiencing the beauty of fallen leaves and crisp air as autumn hits every corner of this city. The past two visits to Perth was amazing, and each gives me a different outlook on the beauty of Perth. First, I got to experience a chilly close to subzero kind of winter that got my entire body shaking. Next, I experienced  Spring in December, but surprisedly the weather did not feel like it was Spring! Oh my, and you guessed it right that I had my luggage loaded with summer dresses. I did not bring any jacket along as I had much confidence with the season change in Perth. Still, it wasn’t a bad trip at all. The second trip was filled with new discovery as I explore the outskirts of Perth such as Lancelin.

Yet in this choir of colours, mother nature keeps by a little green, a little red, for the holly tree, the evergreens and robins. And after this rest, this deep breath of cool fresh air, we are ready for the sweet mischief of spring.

Now, it’s autumn. I get to hang out in UWA with my partner and walked down Hay Street on a typical Monday with a cup of iced latte in my hand from Felix & Co. A life that I would not mind a bit living here for a while.

[insert pictures of Felix and co ]

I have done a short walk in Kings Park on my previous trip to Perth, but we all know that Kings Park is too huge to complete in one or two trips. This time round I get to explore another side of Kings Part, DNA Tower. [ insert DNA tower & video ] The tower is about 4-5 storey high. As you reach the highest point of the tower, you will be welcomed with a spectacular view of the city and Kings Park, and if you are lucky you might be able to see the Indian Ocean too.

Dr John Beard (Director of Kings Park and Botanic Garden 1961-1970) commissioned the construction in 1966 by D&H Fraser Consulting Engineers. The 15m high staircase has 101 steps and was inspired by the famous double staircase in a Chateau in Blois, France.

Dr John Beard (Director of Kings Park and Botanic Garden 1961-1970) commissioned the construction in 1966 by D&H Fraser Consulting Engineers. The 15m high staircase has 101 steps and was inspired by the famous double staircase in a Chateau in Blois, France.

The paving and wall surrounding the DNA Tower was constructed using stones from 11 towns and 80 shires within Western Australia. The original design included a shallow reflecting pond at the base of the tower. It was replaced with Karratha stone paving in 2001 to enhance visitor safety.

 

The DNA Tower is located at the Forrest Drive end of the Broadwalk Vista. It is an easy 1.5 km walk from May Drive Parkland and the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

A short history lesson down the memory lane in honor of the lives that were lost in the war.

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