“I Love That This Quiet, Natural Setting Is so Close to the Heart of theCity”
This photo was taken on a lovely sunny morning when my Dad and I went for a walk to see the John Oldham Park in the city. It had been a couple of years since I had last visited this park. I love that this quiet, natural setting is so close to the heart of the city. It’s so unexpected. There were so many birds nesting around the park that day, you could look up and see dozens of them sitting high amongst the treetops. It was an incredible sight.
I remember walking along the Langley Park Foreshore on the way to the park, admiring the palm trees and the cityscape. I stopped to take a few quick snaps, including this one. I love how this image captures the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere of Perth. It makes me feel so grateful to live in such a beautiful city with so many things to see and do.
Russell Blaikie is a well-known West Aussie chef and partner of Must Winebar shares his tips for some great local places to visit in and around Perth – and where to eat! As a chef he combines the best of his international experience with local Western Australia produce in the kitchen. The rest of the time, he just loves living in Perth.
Stand anywhere along Perth’s turquoise coast, look west and you’ll see the shimmering silhouette of Rottnest Island on the horizon. Home to 20 bays, 63 secluded beaches and an endemic population of probably the friendliest marsupials in Australia, Perth’s car-free getaway has been put firmly on the map by a man with an uncanny ability to corral quokkas.