I have never been in Perth in the spring before. Previous visits have been in summer or autumn. Last time we were here, nearly eight years ago, the day we left there was a serious bushfire in Kings Park, and we had some difficulty getting from the University to the airport.
So yesterday, of course, we went walking in Kings Park. One of our leaflets describes Kings Park as the largest city park in the world; Wikipedia is more modest, calling it “one of the largest inned-city parks”. It is less than half the size of Richmond Park in London, and just over half the size of the Adelaide parklands. But size isn’t everything; Kings Park is a wonderful place.
Western Australia is famous for its wildflowers, at their best in the spring; Kings Park has a good selection of these: