Last weekend was a very colourful one in the city centre. Firstly, there was Oktoberfest in the Gardens. While in the CBD I saw lots of young people in their lederhosen, many of them more than a tad tipsy. 

Then yesterday (Sunday) there was the Perth Ramble. As I left Dome Cafe on St Georges Terrace mid-arvo the event was in full swing. There were numerous imaginatively costumed teams all in search of mysterious treasure.

There were so many of them, they actually seemed to constitute the majority! This influx certainly brightened things up a lot. Even though Perth is hugely more crowded than it was in years past, the city centre can still be a pretty barren place on a Sunday afternoon. 

Not the one just gone, though, as these photos attest: