Happy (Belated) Australia Day!

This past Wednesday was Australia Day and I went into downtown Perth to check out the “Skyworks.”  Basically lots of stuff blowing up all around you– from pontoons on the river to the tops of 4 different skyscrapers.

The vibe of the day very much felt like America’s Fourth of July to me — Middle of the summer, everyone off work, BBQ, fireworks, and flag waving (Although Australia day has nothing to do with independence.  It actually celebrates the day the “First Fleet” arrived in Sydney Cove from Britain in the late 1700’s to establish the first European colony in Australia).

Australia day fireworks in Perth, Australia

One Response to “Happy (Belated) Australia Day!”

  1. Nice background of aussie day! Awesome shot!

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