Wednesday, January 22, 2020

When the contents are more important than the package..

Last week while visiting the Art Gallery WA to see the Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete exhibition I took the opportunity to take a couple of shots of the gallery's twisting central staircase. The art gallery itself, built in 1977 in the Brutalist style, might be considered simple and perhaps even severe, but a quote by Executive Architect Tadeusz Andrzejaczek 'the main purpose of our work is to create a suitable environment for enticing visitors to the works of art. It is not the purpose of the building to compete with the works which it shelters' makes sense. Personally I find the hexagonal shapes of the gallery a calm and inviting space, if it's good enough for natures supreme architects, it's more than good enough for we mere humans :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..   

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Summer Camp 2015..

There was a time when shadows cast by street trees on street art was a bit frustrating when trying to get a clear shot but now I think that nature's art and people art can often enhance each other. I took these shots back in August last year in Bunbury when the trees were still in winter mode, naked trees are so dramatic. I was drawn to the blues with touches of yellow, excellent combination, of the work above by Perth mural and installation artist Daek William. Sharing the wall with Martin E Wills on the left and 'adj' on the right and mother nature's touches all over :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Pickled Fairy...

'Those who don't believe in magic
will never find it' ✨

This was the reason for our trip to Fremantle on Saturday. The Pickled Fairy & Other Myths has been in this same spot in Freo for almost thirty years, confirming that while the lure of fairies, pixies and elves may fade as we get older, thankfully there will always be new generations of children with marvelous magical imaginations. Up to the age of still today six this was Aimee's favourite shop to visit when we were in Fremantle. We were there to find a fairy costume for my three year old great niece visiting from Canada, as soon we saw the May Gibbs 'bush fairy' costume we knew that was the one, a little bit of Australian folklore to take home to the other side of the world. The elf and fairy above were enchantingly delightful 💚 Hope you had/are still having a wonderful weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe.. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020


'Photography is the art of observation. It has
little to do with the things you see
and everything to do with the way you see them'.. Elliot Erwitt.

In Fremantle yesterday to buy something special, show you tomorrow, we wandered through the Fremantle Markets, a market not only for fresh produce and tempting morsels but also home to many exotic home-wares. In the multi-exposure above there are beautiful fabrics, hessian bags of aromatic coffee beans, coloured class lampshades, painted stones and necklaces made of jeweled beads.. and to thread it all together there is even a working loom. Separately the shots were alright, together they are 'bazaarly' exotic :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Disjointed chaos..

It seems a long time since I last posted a weekend reflection. On the Terrace earlier this week the reflections of the surrounding buildings caught in the fragmented glass above 108 St Georges Terrace called out to me :) The close up reflection above made me think of Frank Gehry, his style 'considered deconstructivist, a movement in postmodern architecture where elements of the design appear to be fragmented; they are often described as chaotic or disjointed'. On a much smaller scale to be sure :) Looks pretty cool up close don't you think. Hope you have a super weekend, take care and stay safe..

Friday, January 17, 2020

More to come..

Regular readers of PDP will recognise the sight above.. the newly opened Ritz-Carlton and The Towers at Elizabeth Quay and  just visible behind above and here below the Double Tree by Hilton. The cranes that dominated the skyline here for the past two years have gone!

But no wait, what is this I see! The cranes have transferred just a stones throw away to the other side of the quay and are beavering away en masse. I'm guessing by the presence of pile drivers used for deep foundations below something big is happening here.. I'll have to do some digging of my own to find out more :) Watch this space!  Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, January 16, 2020


I know right.. another beach post! There could be a few early morning/late afternoon beach shots while it's so hot, those Indian ocean breezes are so cool, hope you don't mind :) Was watching a group of kite surfers off Mullaloo Beach a few days ago, when the wind is up they fly across the water at amazing speeds and get pretty impressive height also. Look what I missed this year, what a sight that would be! Back to terra firma shots tomorrow, happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

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