Kings Park: View, Plants, and Bushland

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The View

THE VIEW of Perth, the one inevitable view that every visitor must have a photo of, is the view of the city centre skyline and the river from the lookout in Kings Park. The appearance changes throughout the day with the changing light. At night it is even more impressive.

Don't miss going up at least once in the daytime and once at night. The place is busy enough in the evening after dark, no worries. If you have no tripod, the stone balustrade of the platform makes a good tripod substitute.

The view of the city from the lookouts is a must. It is recommended, though, to venture further into the park.

Kings Park includes monuments, more views of the river, the Banksia garden, the lovely Botanical Garden, pretty parks and, further in, bushland with this area's natural vegetation.

Banksias are among my favourites in Australia’s rich flora. They are Western Australia's typical shrub. The flowers look like toilet brushes. The Banksia Garden assembles various species in all sizes and colours. 

On Saturdays it seems that all newlyweds in and around Perth have their photos taken with the view of Perth centre in the background. It's fashion show! The preparations for the ultimate photo are fun to watch.

State War Memorial

The State War Memorial is dedicated to ANZAC, the united army corps of Australia and New Zealand that fought in World War I. Hardly any other country has suffered such a high death toll by percentage of the population as Australia. I'd like to encourage visitors to think about the madness, horror and tragedy of war instead of the so-called glory.

The Flame of Remembrance invites to silent contemplation. But the silence is too often disturbed. This spot is preferred by noisy school groups for their group photo...

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The View
The View
Duck in Kings Park
Duck in Kings Park
A twisted tree
A twisted tree
Fourntain in Kings Park
Fourntain in Kings Park
Banksia
Banksia
Doesnt this look like a toilet br…
Doesn't this look like a toilet b…
Banksia
Banksia
Banksia, just opening
Banksia, just opening
Banksia, already beyond climax
Banksia, already beyond climax
Bird Pea
Bird Pea
Bottlebrush
Bottlebrush
Gum tree blossoms
Gum tree blossoms
Pattern in a trees bark
Pattern in a tree's bark
Kings Park and central Perth
Kings Park and central Perth
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photo by: cimtech