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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tall ships and sumptuous feasts in the Dutch Trading Co..



Who doesn't love the romance and spectacle of the tall ships! Created here on a wall in The Dutch Trading Co. in Victoria Park by talented Perth based artist Bertie Louise. Stopping in for a quick coffee on Sunday morning just before the crush of lunch patrons our timing couldn't have been better to get a clear shot of these portrayals of a different era. The DTC is such a cool space and home to the 'craftiest of pints' :) You can see the mural tucked away there in the right corner below..


A bonus treat a little further in.. a second mural by the same artist titled 'The Golden Age'.. a lavish  feast.. love the quirky little detail of the 'ship in a bottle' to the right on the table :) How is it possible that I haven't spotted Bertie Louise's work before, will be on the lookout now! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


Monday, May 2, 2016

CDP Theme Day... 'Smell'.



Maybe not so much a smell as a perfume. Ever since two French sisters walked into my class in high school, a subtle hint of L'Air du Temps wafting in the air as they passed, I've been hooked, j'adore! The first perfume created by Nina Ricci after the war in 1948, the bottle designed by Lalique, has been described as feminine yet modern, vintage yet elegant, I don't know about all that, I just know that without a tiny touch before facing the day ahead I feel a little déshabillé :) Very much looking forward to seeing how you have interpreted the theme.. happy Monday, take care and stay safe...


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Even superheroes have to practise..



Did I mentioned that Aimee will be insanely bravely abseiling down one of Perth's tallest buildings early on Thursday morning this week.. all in the name of charity! The Abseil for PMH, now in it's thirteenth year is a major fundraiser for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH). Today the participants had a practice run at Statham's Quarry albeit only a, yikes, 20/30mt climb.. on the day it will be a 160mt climb down the QV.1 building, double yikes! The doctors and nurses at PMH looked after my great niece so well last year that Aimee was happy to help.. if you would like to see how Aimee's fundraising is going and perhaps make a donation :) check her link here.. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. I haven't forgotten the 1st of May CDP theme.. smelly post coming up tomorrow :)


Friday, April 29, 2016

The Old Treasury Buildings...



Definitely one of the most beautiful buildings in Perth can you believe the 19th century Old Treasury Buildings were left neglected and unloved for many years. Now known as the State Buildings, after an eight year restoration they are stunningly revitalized and part of an amazing space in the heart of the city Cathedral Square (fabulous old black and white shot of the Old Treasury on this link if you scroll down a bit). If you haven't already seen inside check out the short video here to see how it looks inside now. If you're interested you can read about the renovation details here. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bloomin' marvellous!



It's true.. all the girls love a musician and there's no denying that Perth busker Petar Cirovic is kinda cute :) Wherever he parks his mike/mic in the city there is almost certain to be an audience appreciating his husky vocals, possibly the majority being of the female form :) Happy Thursday, goodness is it Thursday already.. possibly not where some of you are reading this :) take care and stay safe...p.s. black and white or colour.. I couldn't decide!

  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Seriously sexy sandwich and other things on the terrace...



One of my favourite places to sit and and people-watch on St. Georges Terrace is the Shingle Inn. They make a seriously luscious avocado, chicken, oozing with Camembert cheese on brown multi-grain.. there's nothing quite like oozing Camembert.. unless it's oozing Brie :) and you can sit right out on the terrace and admire the view.. it's not just you men who appreciate a pert derriere, am I right ladies! Two of Perth's finest!


Kangaroos on the terrace.. the beautifully restored Old Treasury Building in the background below. I don't think I've ever seen 'The Kangaroos in the City', created in 1997 by husband and wife sculpture team Charles and Joan Smith' without people posing for photos either on or beside them..


 Council House window cleaning day, good luck chaps, there's an awful lot of 'em! Hope your week is progressing well, happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Anzac Day Dawn Service...



Apologies straight up for the quality of these shots, except the last :) Not easy conditions! There was a 90% chance that it would rain while we stood in silence yesterday morning during the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Although the numbers were down a bit on previous years over 30,000 did brave the weather, which actually held off until after the service and we were on our way home. We didn't make it to our usual spot overlooking the city but the placement of big screens around the park allowed everyone to watch the ceremonial laying of wreaths.. no screen necessary to experience the spine tingling haunting sounds of The Last Post.


By comparison to today's fighting planes, the frailty of the Tiger Moth planes flying in formation in the turbulent sky above makes you even more aware of how little there was between those brave young pilots and their eventual fate. It never ceases to amaze and move me the number of young people who make the effort to come to the dawn service. Mothers, fathers, grandfathers/mothers and great grandfathers/mothers would be proud. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


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