Friday, August 23, 2019

Favourite spots to people watch..



Do you have one? I'm pretty sure I have mentioned before that one of my fav people watching spots is Bocelli's Espresso in Forrest Place in the heart of the city. It's not all about the view though, the coffee has to be good also. Brewers of award winning coffee Bocelli's gets a big tick on that score also. There have been and still are, so many huge changes happening in and around Forrest Place, it is tres reassuring when favourite places survive the storm. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


Thursday, August 22, 2019

It's been a while..



... since I took some updated shots of the Museum WA project. I took the pic below yesterday from the second floor of the State Library WA with the fish-eye lens, it was the only way to fit the whole structure into the frame. Due for completion and re-opening next year I can't wait to visit. Thankfully the old museum is being restored and incorporated into the new design. Have a look here to see the most amazing shot and short video of how the new museum will look. I'm happy to see that the beautiful old stairs here and the splendid reading room here that I fell in love with when I took those shots will remain in tact. As much as I don't like change I have to admit it will look pretty spectacular, what do you think? Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Under the shade of the hibiscus bush..



Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.. James Herriot.

It's so true, have a look when cats are around, they always find the coolest, warmest most comfortable spot available.. even if it's not available they pursue that spot. The beauty here we have named 'Cat', I know right :) He isn't our cat, he visits for meals, not all meals because it's clear we aren't his only food destination. He is so sweet though and just in case he needs it when it's cold I have made up a bed for him in the garage using several pillows, three of my old sweaters and a blanket 💙 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Botanical.. different country, same story..



The main reason for visiting the Art Gallery WA was to see The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition. 'Exploring the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it.' Presenting a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.'  It was a beautifully presented exhibition and it was excellent to see so many school groups at the gallery hopefully enjoying :) the excursion into the diversity of art.. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


Monday, August 19, 2019

All the way to the top!



We have a brand new mural in Perth city and it is ...BIG! Mega big. Painted by Melbourne based artist Matt Adnate, see more of his incredible work here, on the wall of Accor's ninth Art Series Hotels. The view looking up Hay Street on a grey day below. At 25 storeys high it is the biggest mural in the Southern Hemisphere 'eclipsing Adnate’s 20-storey housing complex mural in Melbourne’s Collingwood' and just seven storeys shorter than the world's tallest mural in Toronto which measures 32 storeys..


Scheduled to open its doors to guests in October, the Adnate, named after the artist, will be Perth’s first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art. It's not surprising that this mural can be spotted from so may places around the city. I think this might be the venue for an future overnight stay in the city opportunity :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..



Sunday, August 18, 2019

"A painting is a poem without words"..



There was a specific exhibition that we went to see at the Art Gallery WA on that wet and wild Thursday last week, will show on Tuesday. Along the way the three paintings here were such a delight.. had to share :) I am ever in awe of the talent it takes to create such works. The morning light rising through the eucalyptus trees above by Brendon Darby and below by Lance Chad is exquisite. The first and third paintings on loan from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, as was the exhibition we went to see. Harvest Gold last pic is genius in charcoal. Hope you enjoyed seeing them also, happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. 


 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

'It's hard to frown when ukulele music is goin' down'..



Or 'baby it's cold outside' :) Last night as the storm raged outside we gathered for an impromptu dinner at Hillarys Boat Harbour and were wonderfully entertained by the WA Nukes, a 'recreational ukulele group made up from all walks of life.' When the weather permits they play alfresco but when as wild as it was last night they play in the Over Board Cafe. On arriving I thought the group consisted of a few 'up-in-front' players but looking around nearly every second person in the room was strummin' and a'singin'. It's true what they say 'there's not much you can do with a ukulele that doesn't sound happy' 😊 Have a super weekend, take care and stay safe..

 


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