My size city: Perth. Mint!
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I'd hung with my Aunty at her place in Bunbury long enough. Done all the recharging of the batteries I needed to do and now it was time to go out and use some of that power.
I jumped the morning train to Perth and a couple of hours later I was checking into the Youth Hostel right in the heart of the city.
I'd been to Perth a couple of times but I'd never actually stayed there. I was planning to hang here for a couple of weeks so I was really going to find out now if this city was as good as I felt it was. Plenty of time to discover all I wanted to know.
The YHA was a large dark building and those that stayed here seemed to be residents rather than travelers.
I didn't spend much time there for that reason, but I wasn't in Perth to sit on the sofa at the hostel anyway.
The first afternoon I spent wandering around the city square. The fountains, the Cops on horseback, the cafes. All good, and now that I had my bearings it could only get better.
That night I wandered to the other side of the square where tucked up above an arcade shopping centre was the Piccadilly Theatre (or Cinema).
I had come to watch "The Skulls" but I found the Art Deco theatre to be way way more exciting. I loved the colour scheme of the place and the plaster friezes were thrilling.
Maybe I could try my hand at a few of these in my future development.
One of my favourite places in Perth is Kings Park. I walked up to the park, which overlooks the Swan River and the city from atop a hill to the West, several times whilst I was there.
I explored the park in the morning, at noon, and as the sun crept low behind me.
Kings Park is a popular space but the size of it and it's many differing areas means you can find something there to suit your mood whatever that may be.