Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

It’s been an interesting few weeks here as Western Australia finally starts to open up to the wide world and gets used to “living with covid”.

We have increased restrictions as a result and so many places have reduced capacities at present. The weather has remained unpleasantly hot (it’s been the warmest summer on record) though there are signs of autumn with our vines and plane trees starting to turn golden.

Nevertheless we’ve been busy and had an interesting evening last week watching a highly acclaimed film, “Flee”, part of the Perth Festival’s summer film festival (see film details here). The film is very relevant to many events in the world at present – harrowing at times and poignant, it is an animated documentary of the story of an Afghan refugee who managed to flee to Denmark in the 1990s but held on to trauma and guilt for so many years.

The summer film festival is held in the idyllic setting of Somerville Auditorium in the grounds of the University of WA. We have been there many times before (see here for a previous visit). On a warm summer’s evening with pretty fairy lights adorning the pine trees it is the perfect venue, although don’t forget insect repellant!.

I managed to take some photos beforehand along the Swan River foreshore. The sun was starting to set and the light was quite soft as the clouds were starting to roll in. Sure enough, we had a brief storm the next day.

Copyright Β© 2022 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose

18 thoughts on “Swan River Sunset

  1. restlessjo says:

    Those colours are lovely, Rosemay. What a peaceful spot! Don’t you wish you could share the loveliness with the whole world?

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    1. Absolutely Jo – it is so peaceful and lovely and of course so many parts of the world are anything but at present (and indeed most of the time). I found the colours very soothing that evening πŸ™‚

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  2. sami veloso says:

    Beautiful sunset photos. I love movies at the Somerville too.

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    1. Thanks Sami πŸ™‚ Yes Somerville is a lovely spot and they always have such interesting movies there too πŸ™‚


  3. Heyjude says:

    Beautiful pastel colours. I guess you’ve had it quite easy in WA with the borders closed. Sadly this virus does not appear to be going away and our infections are rising again.

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    1. Thanks Jude – yes I love pastel colours and so was particularly taken with this sunset. We have had it easy in WA. We were protected in the earlier waves and now we have Omicron, which is highly contagious but, fingers crossed, we are doing relatively well here so far. Hopefully the warmer weather helps so once you get into spring and summer the situation may improve for you.


  4. Sounds sensible – our restrictions are loosening at the same as cases go up again. But I can’t d3n6 it feels good to be getting back to some kind of normal.

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      1. I was trying to work out what the word meant!

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    1. It must be nice to be getting out and about again after so long. Plus fresh air is always a good idea! Hopefully things will settle into a new normal and we’ll get used to it whilst protecting people who are particularly vulnerable. It is hard for businesses here with the restrictions on capacity – they are being reviewed at the end of the month and may be scaled back.


      1. It is nice, though still a bit worrying and about 50% of what I plan to do with other people gets cancelled because someone gets Covid! Thankfully neither of us so far.

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        1. Sorry for such a late reply Anabel! We are learning to live with Covid – our daughters and granddaughters have had it but so far we have been ok. Quite honestly it is everywhere here now and you just have to carry on and be sensible. It may have helped that our first real wave has come through when it was still summer and the weather was warm. It’s just starting to cool down now after a prolonged hot summer – so nice to have the cooler days and nights but of course we will start getting the usual respiratory viruses circulating. Plans are also subject to change – it is the “new normal”. Hope you’re still keeping well and I’m going to be catching up on blog reading again soon (got a bit distracted when the family were unwell all good now!) πŸ™‚


          1. Glad everyone has recovered! The two of us also remain covid-free, so far – though it can only be a matter of time. Still getting out and about and have enjoyed some lovely spring weather lately.

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            1. Glad you have remained covid-free! Seems we will all get it sooner or later. Fresh air and nice weather always helps πŸ™‚

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  5. Gill says:

    Beautiful Ros

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    1. Thanks Gill! πŸ™‚


  6. Gilda Baxter says:

    I am glad there is a feeling of normality coming back to Australia, although it is what we all call “the new normal” and living with Covid. This film festival sounds very interesting. Loving your sunset photos.

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    1. Thanks Gilda and many apologies for such a late response. I haven’t been on the blog much recently though do want to try and keep it ticking along. Western Australia has been the last state to open up and we are now learning to live with Covid. So far Monsieur and I have stayed good although we have had cases in the family and amongst our friends. The film festival is really good and we always enjoy the foreign language films. “Flee’, which is the one we saw, actually won the award for the best film in the Perth International Film Festival this year. I can highly recommend it! Hope all is going well with you πŸ™‚


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