Monday, April 24, 2017

A black tie affair..

How is it even possible, taking into account my love affair with St. Georges Terrace that I haven't been into Black Tie Co. before this! After four several hours walking in the city a stimulant of the caffeine kind was required and there he was below, beckoning me in with that sardonic smile :) I note the artist's name is Esme Putter but am unable to discover any further information..

Once inside the much needed coffee, and oh alright if you must know :) a delicious pistachio biscuit also, did not disappoint..

The Black Tie Co is housed in one of my favourite buildings on the terrace, the heritage listed Old Perth Technical School built in 1910.. and look, if you pull the shot below in a bit you can still see that 'come in if you dare' smile from the other side of the terrace. Hope you had/are still having a fab weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wisteria Lane..

Aimee and I did make the 'expedition' over to Myaree on the south side of the river yesterday to visit the Shabby Chic Vintage Market held at Wisteria Lane and the barn. I think I've mentioned before that a trip over to the south side of the river is a little like visiting another country and Myaree, being a predominately light industrial area we weren't sure what to expect. However once found, walking through those big shed doors was like walking through a portal into another time.

Music from the 1930/40's added to the ambience. I'm not sure what it is about the pre, during and just after the WW11 period that I find so fascinating, I can't explain it but the glorious collection of vintage 'stuff' made my heart sing! They say you either have a 'hat face' or you don't. Aimee definitely does, she has a significant collection of vintage hats. When it came to choosing between these two she chose.. can you guess :)

The rumours re the deliciousness of the  home-made scones was true, I think I may have gotten a little carried away with the cream :) Hope you are having a fab weekend, happy Sunday, take care and stay safe... 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Man and his best friend..

I would rather the young man had been reading a book in this idyllic setting but what can you do right! So what are you up to this weekend? It's been such a long time since I've been to a market with Aimee and an event announcement keeps popping up on my Facebook page, the 'Shabby Chic Vintage Market'.. sounds just my Devonshire cup of tea :) If I get there I'll tell you all about it, I'll be looking out for shabby chic reflections for James's Weekend Reflections! Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...

Friday, April 21, 2017

The photographer and other Perth people..

It was good to be back in the city yesterday, the first time since arriving back from Sydney. Around noon the hunt was on for a tasty lunch and 140Thursday was the obvious choice.. can't go wrong with $5 street food from the many eateries that participate. It was a David Bowie themed event, the DJ, above right hand corner playing a fabulous mix of Bowie songs. The photographer above I've seen many times in the city, he looks like he knows what he's doing there.. I'm wondering if he's Perth's answer to the late and great New York street photographer Bill Cunningham, next time I'm going to talk to him.. so many 'next times' :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Six years short of 200..

Holy Cow! Can you believe I started Perth Daily Photo exactly six years ago today. I remember at the beginning I wasn't wholly convinced that anyone would be interested in what was going on in the worlds most isolated city. I can't believe myself just how much Perth has changed over the last six years! Taking age to a whole new level I couldn't leave Guildford without showing you just one of the many giant historic trees growing in this area. Guildford was established in 1829 and I'm guessing that this tree was here first, check out that trunk, what do you think? It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n' roll :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...P.s. I know, the title makes no sense :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Art(Deco) of Distraction...

A few weeks ago while in Guildford, in an attempt to take my mind off a certain gentleman that I was passionately :) attracted to, I sidetracked my attention to another great love.. heritage buildings. In historic Guildford there is no shortage, practically every building is heritage listed. The three buildings shown here built in the 1930's are described as 'inter-war' Art Deco, not too flashy but with subtle Deco touches. The Town Hall above, still used as a community space and the Council Chambers below, now a library... 

The old Guildford Fire Station below built in 1934, the residence next door once the Fire Station Quarters is a 'rare surviving example of a fire station and family residence on the same site'. I'm guessing that's the old bell tower behind. I have so many unanswered questions re the old fire station, does it belong to the current residents of the house next door, is it still used. I almost knocked on the door.. almost! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe... P.s. how fabulous does the white Art Deco look under the deep blue sky!  

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trickle down..

 Trickle down effect: the belief that additional wealth gained by the richest people in society will have a good economic effect on the lives of everyone because rich people will put the extra money into businesses, investments etc.. I'm sure many do while others will take it with them to the grave!

I was lucky enough to chat to Perth based visual artist Hosae while he was painting the mural here back during Public2015. Hosae, whose work 'explores the conflict between uncontrollable natural forces and the imagined permanence of human order' was working under an overly blue, extra hot sky.. way too hot for such a complicated, huge endeavour, but he was on an artistic mission, and although I didn't hang around that day to see the finished mural I did go back..  

 ... albeit two years later :) to see the finished mural below, an astoundingly complex piece of work that has unfortunately also been victim to the tagging scourge that seems prevalent around Perth these days! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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