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    Perth CBD - Desolate?

    Never done it in over 60 years of living in Perth - so no. I am very out of touch with what happens at night in Perth CBD which is why I said "possibly". It is just that I always have a worry about some of the more sensational reports as 'bad news' seems to be what gets people reading papers or...
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    Perth CBD - Desolate?

    While the Covid crisis has undoubtedly affected hotels & restaurants etc. the CBD has been dying since the early 1970's. St Georges Terrace once had an attractive Victorian/Edwardian streetscape which the government of the day in the 1960/70's allowed/encouraged to be torn down and replaced by...
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    If That's The Worst Thing that Can Happen.... (very belated trip report)

    For some reason I have only just stumbled across this TR. Glad to se that you you overcame your adversities to end up having a great time. Those photos of Switzerland were amazing. Thanks for making the effort to write this.
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    Berlin Wall Trail 2019 - a novel Walk

    Thanks for the detailed response. This is still on my wives to-do list, by bike, if we manage to get to Berlin in the next year or so and hopefully spend a week or so there.
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    Berlin Wall Trail 2019 - a novel Walk

    Thanks for the, very, full description of your travels. I a must admit that access to much of the wall circuit is far more difficult than I imagined.
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    North of Frankfurt

    I am still catching up on the site after a couple of days off line so a little late to respond. In the far north, on the Baltic, we had a nice 3 day stay in Wismar. We had a car so visited Stralsund & Lubeck from Wismar. Lubeck itself would happily occupy a few days of your time. Bremen is...
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    New domestic Aus Airline to launch in 2022… Bonza!

    It is actually a Hilton Garden Inn and the site is booking stays from 1 December. It is down on the waterfront next to the Entertainment Centre. https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/alhgigi-garden-inn-albany/
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    Fremantle - some buildings and sites.

    I have been out of Internet range for the last couple of days in the bush so I am sorry to be a bit late in responding. If you think Freo is a bit dodgy now you should have been there in the 1970's when there were still 50 or 60 crew on a merchant ship and they revelled in the the chance to...
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    Fremantle - some buildings and sites.

    Some more of Fremantle. Lionel Samson & Son were W.A's oldest company for many years - built C 1898. Built C 1899 this was once another favourite drinking spot. Up until the 1970's it and a few other hotels around Fremantle were allowed to open at around 6:00AM to allow the wharfies to have...
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    The view from my "office"

    Yesterday was the first day back to school after a two week school holiday break. Our 2 grandkids school had what we used to call a Pupil Free Day so we had some babysitting duties. We took them to the Aquarium of WA by the ocean at Hillarys Boat Harbour. AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia...
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    QF B737 Replacement Competition

    Is the ability to use containers for baggage in the A320 Series a real advantage or does the short turn around times on some of those flights negate their usefulness?
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    Fremantle - some buildings and sites.

    Another occasional drinking spot on High St (1907) - it was a bit downmarket compared to the other hotels in the area. Now more student accommodation for the uni. Going a bit further away from the wharves. These are the warder cottages for the old Fremantle Prison. They have been very...
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    Fremantle - some buildings and sites.

    Continuing on. It was a lovely morning and lots of people were out on the water. That is Garden Island in the distance. Bathers Beach is in the foreground. This piece of masonry in the water just in front of the Round House is a remnant of gun mountings that were built on the foreshore...
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    Fremantle - some buildings and sites.

    I and others have often mentioned Fremantle on here but I realised that there have only been a few photos of the port. Today my wife was going to look at an Art Exhibition down there so I took the chance to spend a couple of hours wandering around. I first became closely acquainted with...
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    QF B737 Replacement Competition

    That is certainly possible but, as I recall, Airbus didn't even bother to tender for the last few purchasing rounds by Ryanair. They apparently believed that the airline and especially its public face were not trustworthy negotiators. This leaves Boeing as being the only provider left and I...
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