Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sarah on the street.

Whaaat! Are you ever driving along in an area that you know well and unexpectedly come across something unexpected :) I have visited mon ami français in the riverside suburb of Maylands many times but on taking one street earlier than usual I came across Sarah. In November 2017 Maylands was ranked among the three coolest neighbourhoods in Australia by Lonely Planet, check the video on the link and you will recognize heaps seen here on the blog. So Sarah is hangin' with the hip crowd :) not sure about that nose though.. a cricket ball? What's the weirdest unexpected thing you have come across? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Happiness is eating your ice-cream before it melts!

How long does it take for an ice-cream to melt on a 34C/92% humidity day? From recent experience.. about 20 seconds! It's a race against time not lose a drop of my favourite French vanilla gelato from Whisk Creamery in Northbridge. The mural is by Darren Hutchens who specializes in large scale public artworks and community based art projects. If you click the artist link I'm sure you will recognize some of his colourful characters that have appeared here on the blog. The $100 question.. is it ever too cold to eat ice-cream? I don't think so, how about you? Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Big Splash lll.. Salveo.

I hope you don't mind me slipping a dolphin in here and there over the next few weeks, they really are beautifully painted and The Big Splash in conjunction with Perth Children's Hospital Foundation is a truly worthy cause. 'Salveo'  by Robyn Louise Taylor looks amazing surrounded by the steel and glass skyscrapers of Brookfield Place. Oh the work that has gone into Salveo, so many dots, so much patience, pull the pics in and have a closer look. The body reminds me of Aboriginal paintings but the under belly and tail have a bit of a Mexican feel don't you think? Hope you've had/are still having a super weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Were you bracing yourselves for another dolphin? Believe me there will be more :) Two shots from last week could not have been more different. How refreshing to see two gorgeous young women enjoying a lively conversation over breakfast.. not a phone in sight! While below two equally lovely ladies ignore both their food and each other while busy on theirs. Of course if I had chatted to both I wouldn't have had to pixelate their faces :) Here's to robust conversation! Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Big Splash.. Dolphin love encore..

Another of the delightful dolphins around the city spreading awareness of child and adolescent mental health in the Big Splash WA event that I mentioned yesterday. The marvelous mosaic design on Dolphin Splash, leaping midway down the ornamental watercourse in the parterre gardens of the Bishops See behind St George's Square on the Terrace, was created by Perth based artist Di Parsons. It was a cloudy day with flashes of blue, more blue would have been appreciated to catch the sparkling glint in the dolphin's eye :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe.. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Dazzling dolphins make a 'big splash'..

 A little far from the Swan River a pod of thirty-six vibrantly colourful dolphins have dropped into the city to raise awareness of child and adolescent mental health. The Big Splash, a collaboration between Perth Children's Hospital Foundation and Wild in Art highlights three clear messages.. 
'You are not alone.. 
It's ok to talk about your feelings and concerns and
Real help is available' 
The incroyable three dimensional artwork on the dolphin Connections here in Forrest Place is by Paul Drok and the Sea Star Signers. I followed the trail and found a few more dazzling dolphins, show you over the next few days. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cycling through the mizzle..

On Monday Perth had the wettest January day in 18 years. Tuesday and yesterday it was more about the mizzle :) a most uncomfortable (90%) humid mix of mist and drizzle. Still, it didn't stop visitors with their bicycles boarding the Rottnest Express to head over to Rottnest Island 18km west of Fremantle, to enjoy the simple pleasures in life (check it out). I haven't been over to Rottnest since a rough crossing many years ago, I still shudder every time I see a brown paper bag.. kidding :) Rottnest is a must-do destination for visitors to Perth, much loved by locals also. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...

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