Saturday, October 29, 2011

Roses and Royalty........

We visited the Royal Perth Mint today which was built in 1896 after large amounts of gold were found in WA.

We touched gold; tried to lift up an ingot of gold; saw the second biggest gold nugget ever found in the world; and watched molten gold (1300 degrees) turned into a gold ingot. 

Very very exciting stuff to witness. The liquid gold after being placed in water, solidified and was cool enough to touch within (2) minutes. Incredible!!

Unfortunately, we couldn't take any photos because of 'security reasons'. So for something a bit different, I thought I would show you some lovely roses from the huge, gorgeous rose garden at the mint.

As timing would have it, we also saw the Queen and all the pomp and ceremony that goes along with her, zooming down the street.

Here is my zoomed in, cropped, paparazzi type shot.....

Now if she hadn't been in such a hurry, we would have invited her to join us at King's Park for a sausage sizzle.

An offer that would have been very difficult for her to refuse I'm sure.........


  1. What a great trip you guys are making and you saw The Queen???! How awesome is that?! :-)
    How wonderful for us to see Australia through your eyes!

  2. Thanks CR, have just discovered your blog and thoroughly enjoying it. :) So glad you you are enjoying The Long Lap Around....


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