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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Things we don't see!



Isn't it so easy 'not to see' as we walk around familiar places. To be fair :) the sculpture 'Age Shall Not Weary Them' by WA sculptor Greg James has only been sitting here on the  steps of the 'Fallen Soldiers Memorial' in Subiaco since last year.. created to commemorate the 2015 Anzac Centenary. The monument unveiled in 1923 'is a red brick neo-classical clock tower with white plaster embellishments and a copper conical roof. There is a single clock face with roman figures facing south-east'. It was only when I downloaded that I noticed the young lady sitting on the opposite side of the steps, I would have taken more care with the shot if I'd spotted her! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe. P.s. sculptures two days in a row, that doesn't happen often :)
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen this way please !




Detail above from one of my best-loved sculptures in Queens Gardens.. admirers of J.M. Barrie (clue) might guess which sculpture it is from the reflection to the right.. if not, the above link will reveal! I have to confess the detail shot is just a gratuitous segue into the image below, still in Queens Gardens where everything is just luuverly, even the p.c's :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...




Monday, May 23, 2016

Geometrically speaking..


 
Fatty Unicorn, Squark and Archie (love that name) are just three of the works painted earlier this year by Spanish artist Clara Fosca during Laneway Collective's 'North Perth Squishy Lane Project'. There were more geometrical 'pets of North Perth' by Clara but at the time I took these it was a little too squishy down that lane pour moi :) will definitely snap the rest next time I'm in Mount Lawley..
Hope you had/are having an excellent weekend.. happy Monday take care and stay safe... 
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

View from the bottom of the tree..



Whether you like the 'tree' sculpture seen here in reflection or not, when standing in the centre on ground level it's the perfect foil for a bit of abstract fun! I thought about presenting them in b & w but the red brick of the Town Hall peeking through above and the blue sky over the David Malcolm Justice Centre next door (could you possibly get two more diverse neighbours) were not to be ignored! These were not the skies yesterday, the skies over Perth yesterday were wild.. we're talking power-outs, branches off trees wild, perfect day to rest up the knee :) Wonder what today will bring! Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe. P.s. what do you think..whale tail below?


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Decadent. Delicious. Deserved..



Do we all deserve something decadently delicious now and then? Remember this! The Shingle Inn is  also where I took these shots last week.. a super spot to people watch on the terraceContraire to how it may seem :) I don't spend all of my time in cafes but when I do and I spot something that appeals I click, how could I resist la petiteTour Eiffel below in La Crepe de Paris just five minutes away at Whitford City, my local shopping centre. What are you up to this weekend? The weather is looking wet and wild here in Perth, I may take the opportunity to do what I've been told and rest my knee, I fear it will never heal if I don't! Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...



Friday, May 20, 2016

The birder...



While in Joondalup yesterday we popped over to check out the bird action on the lake. We chatted for a while with the gentleman above who informed us that he walks around the lake twice a day and knew exactly where to find all of the many bird species nesting or feeding on the lake.. someone this serious, look at the equipment, is known as a 'birder'. I'd say that what P enjoys is 'birding', not quite so serious.. and moi, well if there's a bird around that will stay still long enough for me to get a good shot I'm a happy chappy :) 


It's the first time in a while that I've been to the lake and I was quite shocked to see how low the water level was but apparently it's quite normal for this time of year after a hot summer. You can see by the marker below how deep it can get after a decent rainy period. Will come back and check it out in a few months, or maybe after the weekend :) lots of rain coming this weekend! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe... p.s. check out those grey skies, no blue skies here until Monday!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Trees on my mind!




Perth city office workers are pretty spoiled for choice if they fancy spending their lunch break outdoors. Central Park in the heart of the city on the corner of Hay and William St. is fabulous in summer and at this time of the year before the last of the autumn leaves fall as winter approaches..


... and across the way in the Hay St. Mall under the shade of the plane trees buskers entertain lunch time shoppers. If I'm more than usually obsessed :) with trees right now it's because I must make a decision soon.. this being the perfect time to plant while there's still some warmth in the soil and forthcoming winter rains. The problem is that there are too many gorgeous trees to choose from..help! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe... p.s. maybe a Chinese tallow tree.. or a crepe myrtle or..... :)


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