Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Bob from St. Louis asked me yesterday if Santa arrives in Perth on a surfboard or a sleigh.. I think he has surfed in at least once before but this year he's traveling by air, he probably heard that there are a few sharks lurking about out there :) With temperatures rising to 38C this weekend the chances of a white Christmas in Perth are as scarce as an honest politician.. but looking ahead we could have a wee bit of rain on the big day, we can only hope! These are just two of the cool Christmas posters around the city, fun aren't they. Happy Wednesday, take care.....
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
Was it something I said.. have I been a naughty girl :) whatever the reason I don't seem to be able to catch a break with the man in red! His sleigh is fabulous.. Donner, Prancer and the gang are all there but as yet he has eluded my lens. I took the above and below shot when Santa was in town to celebrate the Christmas lights being switched on a few weeks ago, he was parked outside Myer or was it David Jones so I guess he could have been doing some Chrissy shopping :)
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
When I saw the above sculpture in it's new temporary (?) home in the Fremantle Fishing Harbour last week it did bring a smile to my dial :) created by mega talented WA artist Greg James who has shaped so many of the excellent public artworks around the State, including 'Bella' from last Friday's post. The last time I saw this piece titled 'Coast Guard' was on Cottesloe beach back in 2011 as part of Sculpture by the Sea (click link and take a virtual tour, you'll see him on the end of the pier). The comparison to the man in above shot will give you some idea of the size of this sculpture which '..considers the value and status of the pawn beyond the chessboard'.. ah the artistic mind, how it delights and confuses all at the same time :) Hope you have a fab weekend, take care.....
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Friday, December 6, 2013
Carillon City Arcade, I'm particularly partial :) to the planet like spheres hanging in the glass dome atop the three tiered atrium on the s/w side of the complex.. a two storey glass spiral staircase (below) leads up to the top level where a wonderful 1920's (I think) beach scene is painted around the dome, once again I have googled my finger off to no avail, I cannot find out who the artist is, I would love to know, it's a fabulous mural. One thing I did find out whilst searching is that we have a few Hawaiian connections around Perth, aloha.. who knew! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.....
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Forrest Place on Sunday past! My sister, myself and Aimee came away each with 'un gran plato de paella' which I was sure I wouldn't be able to finish..but somehow did :) and naturally before leaving the market the morning would be less than complete without 'une crêpe Nutella'.. parfait!
Yes Perth 'we're getting to know you'..excellent short video.....