And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Miri City Fan

I have a few days to relax and also do some more work around our house, before the next big fauna survey, this time near Perth. The Woodie Woodie fauna survey was hard work, as the extreme hot temperatures there were around 40 degrees, every day of the 14 days!

Here are some more Borneo pictures of the Miri City Fan, a wonderful garden park right in the centre of Miri. It's a place I like to go to every time we visit Miri, a great place to relax in and see a few of the more common Sarawak birds.

The City Fan with it's big amphitheatre (called the Garden of Vision) is only minutes from the city centre.

The musical fountian in the Garden of Vision.

Some of the images from the gardens. I didn't have too much time there this visit, as a huge thunderstorm was developing in the late morning and I had to leg it back to the hotel before getting soaked to the bone!

Wood carvings at the gardens are typical Sarawak designs.

Some of the great murals depicting the wildlife and history of the Miri area.

The view from the Grand Imperial Hotel near the centre of Miri.

Always try and end with a sunset. One of the wonderful sunsets at Miri.

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