Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jack the sailor..

A young Australian sailor looks back over his shoulder, raises his thumb and offers a brave smile, not knowing where the war will take him or how long he will be away from home.'

It's only been a few weeks since we were last at Elizabeth Quay but in that short time a larger than life statue of Jack the sailor has been installed. This is not going to be Jack's permanent home.. he will be the centrepiece of a 'monument fit for sailors everywhere'. Click the link here and not only will you see a much better pic of 3.6m Jack, taken indoors not under the glaring sun :) with the sculptors beside him for size perspective but also the projected vision of the finished monument in it's home on Rous Head, North Mole in Fremantle. It looks amazing and I am very much looking forward to seeing it complete. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. it really is worth a look at the link :)

Monday, September 18, 2017

#itsabouttime #equality #rainbowrevolt..

Although Australia has had many world first breakthroughs, there is one area in which we are embarrassingly behind. The mural here by Reboot outside Little Lefroy's on South Terrace is relevant to events occurring in Australia right now. Over the next two weeks a postal survey nation-wide will determine how the general public feel about same-sex marriage, although 'either way the result is non-binding and still needs to be passed through Parliament'. Opposition from within the Liberal Party doesn't help. The mural has been regularly defaced over the years, possibly by the same homophobe each time. Fremantle residents came together with the artist and have had a protective film covering the mural so that graffiti can be easily washed off. Who knows, perhaps marriage in general will become obsolete in the future! Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Zoom zoom!

We were in Fremantle last night celebrating my sister's birthday at the Esplanade Hotel. It was a super evening with family and friends.. happy birthday sis! Walking back to the car I took a couple of shots of the Tourist Wheel in Esplanade Park.. added a bit of focal zoom to make the gondolas look a little like mini TARDIS except for the colour.. maybe more like telephone boxes! It's possible that I had one glass of wine too many, good thing P was driving:) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Reflections for the weekend..

I saved the shot above from our visit to Araluen Botanic Park for Weekend Reflections and although I like it, I felt it could do with a wee bit of colour :)  Here's wishing you a happy and colourful weekend, take care and stay safe...

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon"..

Seen on the freeway on the way into the city.. some of those balloons are not going to make it :) On the way back. I don't think I've ever seen a customized stallion float before. It wasn't only the tails hanging over the end of the float that attracted my attention it was the stylized decoration. I had no idea until Googling 'Customized Stallion Floats' that they could be so expensive, second hand is the way to go.. and even then! I said I was done with flowers for a while :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe... P.s. Winnie the Pooh quotes are the best!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Buds and blossoms..

On the way to Araluen Botanic Park to see the tulips on Saturday we called in at S & R Orchard to see the cherry blossom trees in bloom and although the trees were a visual delight there were still many unopened buds, I suspect that by now, five days later they will be spectacular! A popular venue for photo-shoots.. fifth shot down three photo-shoots in one spot. One more spring flower event to go.. but not until next week, I'm all flowered out for a while :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tiptoe through the tulips.. encore et fini.

From the moment you cross the bridge down into the valley and the Araluen Botanic Park, with or without the glorious displays of tulips, it feels a little like entering a secret garden that you and thousands of others at the same time have just discovered!

Without doubt the most popular spot to take the all important photos, whether it be a selfie or a group is the fountain running into the lake below...

One last gratuitous tulip shot looking back up to the fountain. One thing I would advise if visiting the park.. watch your step!! I have already had my unladylike faceplant this year and didn't/don't intend to have another :) I have blossoms of another kind for you tomorrow, the first event we went to on the weekend. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...

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