After my big trip to Wave Rock, I couldn’t afford to give any more time to sightseeing in rural Western Australia, so I was delighted when Manou told me I could see the Pinnacles without actually driving three hours to the north. The Balcatta Pinnacles were unearthed when excavations at a local school in the 1930s revealed the stone pillars.

On Friday when Craig asked me if there was anything I still wanted to do in Perth, I didn’t hesitate to say that I wanted to see these magnificent stone columns. Although these pinnacles are much fewer than the ones up north, I was still pleased to photograph a Western Australian icon.

Pinnacles of Balcatta
If you look to the left of the trees, you can see Perth's skyline on the horizon. (Yep, Perth is a very small city.)

Pinnacles of Balcatta
The Pinnacles are limestone pillars left standing where the surrounding sand has been eroded away.

Pinnacles of Balcatta
These Pinnacles are located on the grounds of a high school but are unmarked by graffiti and vandalism.