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Monday, November 24, 2014

Lois Lane..

We set off on Saturday in search of a specific mural in Mt. Lawley, a 'hip' inner city suburb with an abundance of old and new street art.The mural I was after is as fresh as last week-end, painted during the Beaufort Street Festival's Laneway Project which unfortunately I missed.. two places at one time.. still impossible :) To cut a long story short, I searched, couldn't find.. will return with better directions!

After a seriously good coffee at The Flying Scotsman.. was heading back to the car when I spotted this piece in Lois Lane on the wall of Daily Planet. A collaboration back in June 2012 between Beastman, Numskull and Kyle Hughes-Odgers see more Beastman collaborations around Australia and beyond here. It's a really cool piece of work adorning an otherwise very long, very grey wall :) Hope you had/are still having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, November 23, 2014

160 St. Georges Terrace..

Brookfield Place reflected in 160 St. Georges Terrace. The attraction for me in this reflection is the crazy mix of old and new, shapes and colours.. the star-burst logo was an added bonus :) below the trees of Central Park reflected in the glass facade of ... Central Park! Hope that you're having a good weekend, thoughts go out to all caught up in the horrendous weather experienced in parts of the northern hemisphere these last few days, take care, stay warm and safe..

Friday, November 21, 2014

Why so grumpy Mrs S!

Everything was fine until the crowd gathered! Does that ever happen to you when you're taking photos, people stop to see what's caught your attention? I took these shots yesterday at my local shopping centre where each year at this time, peak breeding time, a family of Welcome swallows appear and get busy patching up this spring 'property' with new feathers etc. I sometimes wonder if they are the same pair each year. Most people walk by not looking up and don't even know they're there and that's the way they like it.. Mr S was quite agitated by all the attention...

... eventually joining his mate and taking on a protective role at the side of the nest. I've noticed over the last few weeks that there is a lot of nesting activity going on in the trees in and around my garden, with some birds getting quite fierce if they think you're getting too close, particularly the magpies.. Well I don't know how you feel but TGIF! Have a good one, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Recycling and the disappearing briefcase!

Back on St. Georges Terrace one of Perth's more unique restaurant/bars Greenhouse.. unique in that from ground level up to the rooftop bar everything is recycled beginning with the floor made from old plastic pallets destined for landfill.. if you're curious as to the extent of their dedication to minimizing their environmental footprint you can read more here. No pre-made food for diners at the Greenhouse, the bakers beginning their day at 4am with the milling of the wheat for the days baked goodies, check out the menu here.. that'll be poached eggs on sourdough bread and coffee pour moi! On another subject entirely, when did the briefcase morph into a back-pack or man-bag :) hardly ever see a businessman carrying a briefcase on the terrace these days! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. catch up today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"It's not a selfie. It's a snapchat."

I spent 10 minutes today
Trying to explain to my grandma what
A selfie was
It wasn't the easiest job in the world..
No I will  not take a selfie with you
our angles aren't compatible...
It's not called a selfie
if you aren't the only one in the picture..

Quotes from Witty profiles.com. What about you, do you selfie.. I absolutely do not, not ever :) These three lovelies in Kings Park would have had a fab view of the city and the Swan River as their backdrop, not too shabby! Happy Wednesday, take care.. p.s. couldn't help noticing the three totally different styles of footwear.. it's a female thing :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Feeling Giddy.. it's been a while!

For one reason or another it's been a while since I contributed to ODP's Monday murals, definitely not through lack of choice. As a 'wannabe' artist myself :) it amazes me how real artists make it look so easy. Take a look here at Perth based artist James Giddy at work in Cottesloe, amazing! The above piece found on the wall of the Little Wing Corner Gallery on Hay St. is an excellent example.. if you bring it in and take a closer look you'll see how his seemingly random mix of colours and shapes work together to create the giraffe's features. You can learn the technicalities of art, but there has to be an element of natural talent also don't you think? I'm keeping mes yeux open for more :) Hope your week has started well, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
This post is linked to Monday Mural.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Landmarks and marks on the land!

If I had been here for this month's CDP theme day 'Landmark' this would have been my contribution. Above the Swan Bell Tower home to one of the largest sets of change ringing bells in the world was built to commemorate the new millennium. At a cost of $5.5 million it was deemed a wasteful and unnecessary expenditure, but has since become a hugely popular tourist attraction and landmark sitting alongside the Swan River. You know what's coming next I'm sure :) It seems ironic that this now familiar landmark will soon be dwarfed by the 'mark on the land' that is the future site of Elizabeth Quay, the cost of which makes $5.5 million a mere drop in the ocean that surrounds us.. a more wasteful and unnecessary expenditure I cannot imagine! Ahhh that felt good, nothing like an envigorating rant to start the week, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

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