If you have been wondering where the Speaker has been, the answer is: at a loss. I have been at a loss for words to write about something that is not anymore just a great stretch of sand of slightly different shades of yellow.
This Saturday evening, I took a stroll down to the foreshore and was pleasantly surprised with the great deal of development that has taken place since various WA newspapers reported that the Quay had been filled with water.
Along with some landscape pictures and some close-ups, I also took pictures of evidence that the progress has been thanks to the hard work of the Heroes.
To round things off, I also include some pictures from up-high.
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First up, the Quay from up-high:
Elizabeth Quay on 26 October 2015
Clockwise from top left – Florence Hummerston Kiosk, bridge, ferry terminal, Station Park (with BHP Billiton Water Park)
Station Park and kiosk
Florence Hummerston Kiosk
Restaurant and future site of the Ritz Carlton and The Towers, and boat moorings
Ferry terminal and bridge
Now, some pictures from the south east corner:
Facing north west
Facing west (towards Kings Park)
Towards the Bell Tower – there is some fantastic jarrah flooring that has a very wharf-like feel around the Bell Tower
Now, some close-ups:
Cobblestones near the Bell Tower
Cobblestones along Barrack Street
Cobblestones have colour
Lastly, some evidence of the Heroes’ hard work:
Solo comes with a wide mouth so the Heroes can get back to work sooner
Friday afternoon lubrication
Get the party started with a flagon of goon
More discarded clothing
Not too many ladies makes for a very stiff glove