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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Reaching for the sky..

The Bell Tower, home to the historic bells from St. Martins-in-the-Field, you can listen to them here, sitting on the banks of the Swan River since 2001 is a pretty unique structure whichever way you look at it. I know I've shown it before but who can resist another view or two.. are you thinking armadillo, or is that just me :)

We got a pleasant surprise when we ventured down to see how the Elizabeth Quay project was progressing.. the area immediately around the Bell Tower has been a disastrous mess during the construction of EQ, but here it is now all spruced up and ready for visitors. What are you up to this weekend.. it's the markets, a four year old's birthday party and a protest rally for moi :) Whatever you get up to take care and stay safe...


Friday, November 27, 2015

Light up my life...

As long as I can remember I've had a hankering for an Art Nouveau/Art Deco lamp to light up a cosy corner, particularly the figurine lamps, they're so graceful and elegant don't you think. As much as I'd like one they really don't fit in with the rest of my decor so I torment myself every time I'm in Subiaco by popping in to Petticoat Lane to drool over the fine collection they have on display, lovely don't you think? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. maybe one day I'll have to create a spot for one of these beauties :) p.p.s. love 1920's humour :)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Things to be thankful for...

These two shots were taken minutes apart a few days after Friday the 13th on a warm and sunny day in the Supreme Court Gardens on St. Georges Terrace. Whichever way you read your world news, newspaper or iPad, when the news is grim it's grim, but however appalling events around the world are right now there is always something to be thankful for. I'm thankful that my three year old great niece survived the accident that killed her mother four months ago and I'm thankful for the safe arrival of a new baby in the family this week. Happy Thanksgiving Day to all who celebrate, take care and stay safe...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The new, the old and a Christmas tree...

It must be true.. the tree is up in the city, Christmas is nigh :) Seen above looking through the sculpture officially titled 'the Bio Morph' but affectionately known as 'the Cactus' or sometimes 'the organism', try saying that after a few drinks :) the tree is sitting pretty in Forrest Place. 'Good public art generates conversation and debate', there was a great deal of debate when it went up four years ago but now it's a familiar part of the the city-scape..

The clock on the Town Hall below tells you exactly where I was at noon a few days ago :) Completed in 1870 this is another old gem that would have been lost if it hadn't been for people power.. in the 1890's the city council wanted to knock it down and build something grander.  Although Perth city is growing and developing rapidly the blend of old and new is still visually pleasing. Are the Christmas decorations up in your city yet? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Munching mammals on Eighth Street..

What's this... a mural two days in a row! Sorry I couldn't resist. I was in Maylands, one of Perth's older riverside suburbs yesterday visiting mon ami français Marie when I spotted the giraffes on busy Eighth St. The bold colouful work of Anya Brock has featured here many times.. the munching ruminants are a delight to behold, j'adore and couldn't wait until next week to show you, patience has never been one of my virtues :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. not sure if I can link twice to Monday Murals but will give it a try.. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Can't think of a title :)

Sometimes it's all about the composition. Here it was the mural for sure, but also the remains of an old black & white poster curling over and flapping lazily in the hot breeze, rusty stairs leading up to.. nowhere these days, weeds climbing the walls, the general state of abandonment. I love the purple toning of the original above but the gritty sepia makes for an interesting interpretation on a hot, dry 35C day :) What do you think? Seen on Bermondsey St. in West Leederville. I've Googled my pointy finger off trying to find the artist, I see 'Toast' to the side there and the annoying thing is that sounds a little familiar to me. Ah well! Hope you've had/are still having a fab weekend, take care and stay safe...
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Jacaranda Festival, a celebration of colour..

 When the bloom of the jacaranda tree is here,
Christmas time is near.. 
from a poem by Lesley Sabogal
As soon as Aimee mentioned The Jacaranda Festival I knew we would have to go. Held to celebrate the flowering of the Jacaranda tree lined streets of Applecross one of Perth's older suburbs, it's a visual treat.. Jacaranda trees as far as the eye can see, cars too unfortunately :) there were so many people it was incroyable, especially on a 35C day oh la! I noticed that even though there were a good many people wearing hats, there were also many who weren't, moi included.. won't happen next time! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, take care and stay safe...

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