Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Summer is what Perth does best

Summer in Perth is always hot with blue skies and the locals have become apt at filling these summer months with fun activities that bring out the best in the city.

Compared to the rest of the world, Perth’s weather ranges from hot in the summer to mild in the winter although it does get a little wet.

But for some reason, most of the fun activities such as the arts festival (including the writers’ festival) are condensed into those hot summer months.

This leaves the months in between to be similar to the desert that separates Perth with Melbourne.

Of course, this might be a slight exaggeration because stuff does happen but not at the same level as during the summer nor is there same buzz during the winter.

In some cases, it is to take advantage of when perfect weather is almost guaranteed but there is a noticeable dip in the vibe when the city cools off. But other than that, there seems no reason to explain the density of programming during the summer months.

It is as if the 20-degree winter temperature gets too much for the population causing them to hibernate in their suburban dwellings with Master Chef being the best and only source of entertainment.

But anyway, the 2015/2016 was hot and fun as expected. There were visits to the Hawkers’ Markets, Fringe Festivals, Sculptures by the Sea and outdoor movies. As always, the Perth International Arts’ Festival was the highlight. Marlon Williams playing at the Chevron Gardens was especially cool.

So as the weather cools down somewhat, it becomes time to hibernate through a mild Perth winter. It won't be long until the weather warms up again and things start to happen again but until then, so long!

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