It's been warm in Perth through March, not super high temps as in summer, around the high 20/low 30C's but soooo humid! We need a storm to break the spell. If you find a spot with a breeze blowing through, as there was here at the Over Board Cafe in Hillarys Boat Harbour, eating Al-fresco is the best. I'm guessing there will be a bit of Al-fresco going on in the Northern Hemisphere these days too now, with the official arrival of spring, am I right? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Guessing by the number of times I've come across couples, both local and international, having pre wedding photos taken around Perth it's clear that it is now a 'bit of a thing'. Gawd, don't know about you, but once, at the actual wedding was enough for me.. I know right, so romantic 😉 As the sun went down on Cottesloe Beach last week I couldn't help wondering if the couple here realised, as they stepped down onto the beach
with a thousand others that Sculpture by the Sea was happening :) I wish them all the happiness. There are many beautiful spots around Perth that are perfect, have a peek here, you will recognize a few I'm sure. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Whether young or old(er) I can't imagine many who haven't heard of the Beatles.. link just in-case you might be the only person in the world who hasn't :) Probably the biggest musical and to some degree fashion influencers of the 1960/70's. The mural here painted by Australian artist Fieldey during the Kaleidoscope Festival in November last year. Couldn't get Paul McCartney full on, damn car, anyone would think it was a car park or something.. he was my favourite too 😉 Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. thanks Miriam for the heads up!
Monday, March 18, 2019
We did head to Cottesloe on Friday evening to get some sunset pics of Sculpture by the Sea before it finishes today.. I'm happy to say along with most of Perth! While Aimee tried to catch a sculpture shot without anyone in it :) above, I hoped to capture the wonderful atmosphere of families enjoying a warm autumn evening on one of Perth's prettiest beaches. See for yourself here (really worth the one and a half minutes) how beautiful the sculptures look on Cottesloe Beach, possibly for the last time if they can't get the funding they need, the biggest percentage of which is private funding, that would be so sad for Perth and for everyone around the world who enjoys seeing the sculptures..
The pic below made me smile, I wonder how many of the romantic photos taken of the couple below were complete with aqua-man photo bomber.. I took a few and he was there in every one 😊 Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Last month we visited my multi-medium artist and maker of hats niece Jessica when she had a short stay in the relatively new State Government and teaching facility the Fiona Stanley Hospital south of the river. After a few initial problems the hospital officially opened in October 2014. Named after Australian epidemiologist Fiona Stanley the hospital has won awards for it's design. The exterior is excellent for reflections, couldn't decide which to use so here we have both :) Hope you are having a good weekend, take care and stay safe..
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Are there any shop/stores that you cannot resist popping into if you are in the area? For me it is Petticoat Lane in Subiaco, it's possible you have been in here with me before :) Temptation abounds between these four walls. The lamp below, no not the nubile young lady in front, the Art Deco lamp behind, isn't she gorgeous! I saw a quote recently that goes 'don't run from temptation, look it in the eye and defeat it'.. je préfère 'don't run from temptation, look it in the eye and buy it' :) I'll leave it in the hands of fate, if she is still there the next time I pop in, she is coming home with me 😊 Happy Saturday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. I think that is the owner above.. minimalism must be a curse to nostalgia shop owners!
Friday, March 15, 2019
The free motorbike parking spot here is two minutes from the park I showed yesterday, so I'm guessing that at least twice a day that spot might not be so serene 😉 Parking here on Mounts Bay road it's only a ten minute walk into the city.. a bit of exercise before work and no parking fees sounds like a good deal. I wish I had had a closer look to see if there were surveillance cameras, let's hope so! I believe Melbourne is the only Australian capital city to allow motorcycle parking on the footpath, although maybe not for long. What are the motorbike parking facilities in your city/town like? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..