It's ironic that I notice a former Police Court as the majority of people walking about are a little on the rough side. This is particularly true along the train line between Perth and Claisebrook train stations. It is early Sunday morning and it looks like a number of people are walking off a big night.
At Claisebrook train station there is a foot bridge that leads to the other side of the Graham Farmer Freeway. There is something definitely different about pedestrian bridges in Perth compared to other places I have lived such as Newcastle and Brisbane on the east coast of Australia. On the east coast a pedestrian bridge over a freeway or a train line would definitely be enclosed by massive fences angled at the top to stop dickheads throwing crap off the bridge and onto unsuspecting car and train drivers. I haven't noticed such fences in Perth so far. I wonder why this is. Are Sandgropers (i.e. Western Australians) less likely to randomly endanger a stranger compared to people on the east coast?
From the footbridge I walk east along the Graham Farmer Freeway. Definitely not the most visually and aurally appealing walk, however I did see the front of pole dancing academy (i.e. there isn't that much to see). Is it just me or do the words "pole dancing" and "academy" not really fit? How can a form of entertainment from the sex industry be linked to a word with origins dating back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded in approximately 385 BC?
Ok, that's enough about pole dancing. I do finally walk past something interesting near the Windan Bridge, some sort of old timey conveyer belt tin structure within the Western Power site. Not sure what it is, but certainly worth a photo.