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My Journey Round The World

279 days on the road…



Perth

2010-06-03_Australia_PerthI arrived to Perth and jump in a shuttle direction Stirling Street and the Sunday Times where Fleur is working today. She¬†kindly show me around the newsroom which reminded me good memories about my former job as a Press Officer for Nausicaa :) ¬†After lunch I went to visit the city center and the Art Gallery hosting an interesting exhibition: RELATIVITY of one¬†Australia’s contemporary artists: Patricia Piccininihttp://www.patriciapiccinini.net/. I had already seen one of her¬†strange sculptures in Adelaide Art¬†Gallery and was glad to learn a bit more about her work where she “explores the unending connectivity of her fantastical¬†creatures, new communities and bio-ethical conundrums. Piccinini’s sculptures give form to her fascination with the¬†relationship between the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial‘” – Art Gallery of Western Australia. I’m wondering if this¬†exhibition will end up in France one day?…

Next day, Fleur is working from home and she takes the time to bring me to the newly opened French backery: Jean Pierre¬†Sancho – www.jpsancho.com.au – for whom she wrote an article published on the Sunday before. Surprisingly enough the manager¬†already prepared a delicious chocolate cake to thanks her and offered us our picnic lunch – sandwiches, onion soup, baguettes, and 3¬†p√Ętisseries: tarte aux fraises, tarte au citron & flan – as we where unable to choose! - which we went to eat at Kings Park,¬†surrounding the city. What a pleasure to eat such a good french baguette and patisseries after such a long time! In the¬†evening, she brought me to a nice restaurant-bar: Kitsch - http://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/kitsch-bar/story-e6frg3pu-1225840352308 -¬†where we had a delicious meal… Working as a freelance journalist for the food & wine feature is a really great job! ;)

On Fleur advices, I went to the 4WD Pinnacles, Beaches & Sand Dunes trip: we first stop to the Caversham widlife park to see the inevitable Australian animals before heading toward the Pinnacles Desert: limestone formations within Nambung National Park and my favorite part, the white Lancelin sand dunes where we spent some time sand surfing!

The next day, I went by bike along the beach to Fremantle – where we’ve seen the UK rugby team having fun at the¬†Little Creatures brewery - https://www.littlecreatures.com.au/ - 2 days before and with whom Fleur spend a all¬†day with for an interview just after I left! – to visit the lovely city & famous market opened only on Friday, Saturday,¬†Sunday and bank holidays.

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