Perth is known as the "City of Lights".
The nickname was earned for its illuminating greeting of the first Mercury spacecraft as it passed overhead. The locals lit up the whole city to greet astronaut John Glenn on board the craft in 1962.
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It took 36 years to repeat the greeting of the same astronaut Glenn who was then on board the Discovery shuttle. Inventive and friendly, Perth is surprisingly regarded as the most remote city in the world. Perth lives up to this claim with its nearest city neighbor, Adelaide, more than 2,000km away, but it doesn't prevent Perth from being bustling city.
Overcome by the extra space of its isolation, Perth learned to make it an advantage rather than a handicap. This is a city with near-empty coastline at sunny days, special dog's beaches and no lines to your favorite attractions.
- The Western Australian Museum houses zoological and social exhibits
- The Western Australian Maritime Museum offers maritime objects on display
- The Art Gallery of Western Australia has the State Art Collection and rotating exhibitions
- Perth Concert Hall a location for orchestral performances and concerts
- Western Australian Acadamy of Performing Arts breeds many actors anually
Such famous actors as Judy Davis, Melissa George and Jessica Gomes launched their careers in Perth, while the city itself served as the location for The Last Train to Freo and Japanese Story movies.
Away from film-making, Perth is the epicenter of events. Perth was a host to the 1962 Commonwealth Games and the 1987 America's Cup, while football events are of especial interest in the city. Perth is home to some professional sporting teams like Perth Glory which is a participant in international competitions.
In its early years Perth wasn't the focus of public interest and was the Swan River Colony due to its riverside setting. Captain James Stirling docked on the city's shores and named the area as Perth. The reasons he chose this name are still obscure, but may have something to do with its river location.
You can spend a day at the Swan River's banks with barbecues dotted alongside to cook food. You may enjoy a variety of aquatic activities like snorkeling, diving and sunbathing at the sun-baked beaches in Perth. If you feel that Perth is small for you than take a day trip to Fremantle and enjoy its al fresco cafes.
Once on a visit to Perth you will take it to your heart as happened with the city-native Pavement band in their song I Love Perth for its ''groovy scene in Australia''. Make it happen for you through advance booking at Booked.net.