My Fella and I had a quick trip to Perth early in the new year. It’s on the west coast of Australia, 3438 kms away from Melbourne. (Really you need to travel in Australia to realise how big it actually is.) While it is a coastal city, it looks towards the wide Swan River.
Western Australia is rich in natural resources such as iron ore. Consequently, Perth, the capital of WA has been through a number of boom periods, times when the catch-cry has been “Pull down the old and raise up the new!” Maybe the planners are learning because work happening with this boom seems to be keeping some of the old.
This is a new bell tower built down on the banks of the river. The bells have come from St. Martins-in-the-Fields in London. Its sail shape represents the yachting history of Perth and Fremantle. More of that in a later post.