Through the City Square on a Friday Eve

 

Summer seems to be here for Perth already , although we are officially still in Spring .Since today was a balmy temperature of around 28C , I decided to walk through the city square to catch my train home , and found myself in the middle of a city bustling with people and food stalls which were filling the air with mouth-watering aromas. In other words, Perth City’s Twilight Hawkers Markets have arrived, to keep our Friday evenings well occupied. The markets starts at 4:30 pm, ending at 9:30 pm, and run over the periods of 16th October 2015 until 29th April 2016, on Fridays. There were so many stalls selling food from cuisines ranging from Mexican , Asian favourites such as Indian , Singaporean , to those with vegetarian , gluten free and halal options. By the time I got there at around 6:30 pm, the markets were in full swing, and there were long queues in front of the stalls. Although my sensory perceptions were in overload, I did not venture to brave the crowds in the queues, as I had already had dinner before I left work, and boy, was I regretting that decision fully. But as the markets will be running until April, there will be many other Fridays. (Note to self: come early to avoid the crowds and lines)

On a side note, I also got extremely distracted by a street artist, who was painting some beautiful canvasses, and I must have spent about half an hour just watching her create beauty.

I am looking forward to my Fridays more than ever now!

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Open House Perth: St. George’s Cathedral, Perth, WA

The second place I visited on my Open House Perth weekend was the St. George’s Cathedral situated right in the heart of Perth City, on St. George Terrace. To be honest , it is one place that I always pass by when travelling in and out of the city , even catching the bus home from the stop right on the doorsteps of the Church . But I had never been inside to have a look until this weekend.

Being one of the few cathedrals to have been constructed of handmade bricks, the Gothic architectural look of the building is very impressive, and even though it is situated right next to modern bustling city thoroughfare, once you enter the building, you are immediately transported in time into a peaceful and calming atmosphere.

Inside the Cathedral itself are beautiful stained glass windows, icons, and memorials to WA’s pioneering leaders.

St. George’s Cathedral is steeped in history, and was restored to its heritage conditions during a restoration project carried out within the last few years.