Friday, December 9, 2016

Next stop.. the city!



Yesterday in Leederville searching for Christmas pressies for my grandchildren, it occurred to me that as the last train station before the city there might be a bit of a view to be had! Parking is a lot easier here, so if making a short visit to the city many people park their car here and catch the train that last 4km into the city. I never do, it's all the way in for moi.. although there have been times when sitting in heavy traffic and a train shoots past that I think why am I not on it :) Above a train heading out and below, almost simultaneously, a train heading back into the city. I took these at 3pm, give it another hour and the scene would be very different with the build up of traffic as workers leave the city anxious to get home. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Botanical bend...




With an hour to spare before heading out to the airport yesterday we stopped in at Kings Park.. I wanted to try again to get some shots of the new sculpture leading into the Botanical Gardens. The last time I tried the overcast weather didn't do it full justice.. I'm not altogether sure the midday sun has done any better :) In reality it is fantastic, with touches here and there of inlaid multi-coloured glass, below. I can't swear to it but I think artists Anne Neil and Steve Tepper are the creators of this botanical archway.


A tour group below heading into the fabulousness that is the botanical gardens of Kings Park, the  gardeners do a brilliant job of displaying and tending plants from all over the world.. come on now, wouldn't you like to join that group :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Industrial archaeology.. Maylands Brickworks.



Every time I visit mon ami français Marie in the riverside suburb of Maylands I intend to stop and take shots of the old Maylands Brickworks.. this time I did. When it was built in 1927 it was the most modern of its kind in the state, the site chosen for its close proximity to the better quality of clay deposits along the Swan River.. 


The brickworks ceased operating in 1983 and was saved from demolition by strong public protest resulting in the area being preserved as a 'significant example of industrial archaeology'. Quite right! The Hoffmann Kiln here is one of only two that still exist in Australia. The process of brick making back then was incredibly labour intensive, it almost seems disrespectful to wipe out the memory of all that hard work don't you think?  Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe... 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

East meets west..



Don't you love it when a title falls into your lap like this :) the BankWest logo on the skyscraper in the city behind and this mellow fellow on a wall across the link in China Town, parfait! A collaboration by dynamic duo The Yok and Sheryo and Fecks. Australian artist The Yok and Brooklyn based Singaporean visual /mural artist Sheryo work together and have exhibited and painted murals around the world sometimes joined by Australian artist Fecks.. keep your eyes open in New York, London, Tokyo and ....! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


Monday, December 5, 2016

Weekend reflections.. Lost in translation.



The difference between a dirty window and a clean window can have a huge effect on the result of a reflection. I certainly wouldn't want to be taking any reflection shots in my windows right now.. always put off today what you can do next week.. kidding :) Cropping away the window edge above makes this shot look more real than reflection.. well apart from the Zenos Cafe sign :) I don't know what happened to the 'real' part of the shot below.. a moment of madness! Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...


Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Let me guide you to the purple rain'...



On the way home from a birthday party in the park yesterday we stopped in Applecross, one of Perth's older riverside suburbs well known for it's breathtakingly beautiful jacaranda tree lined streets. I'm pretty sure that in spring from above Applecross would be a blaze of purple! Whenever I'm here taking purple pics I hear 'Purple Rain' running as background music in my head, you can see why right :) These are just a few of the pics I took yesterday.. quite by chance I came across an amazing view that I hadn't spotted before, show you soon. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...
 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

News flash! Santa spotted in Perth..



Yesterday while strolling around Hillarys Boat Harbour, five minutes from home.. a flash of red on a balcony in the Hillarys Harbour Resort Apartments caught my eye..  could it be! Zoom in and yes there he was hanging over the balcony enjoying the fabulous views overlooking the Indian Ocean and the marina.. 


You can't blame him, with restaurants and cafes right on the doorstep this is the perfect spot to rest up and garner stamina before his big gig in a few weeks. Mon Dieu ! Can it really only be a few weeks until Christmas again.. are you ready? Santa's view from his seaside digs.. they'll do :) Bon weekend, take care and stay safe... P.s. the guy with the selfie stick on the pier made me smile, is that still a thing, I thought that was sooo yesterday!


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