Monday, July 16, 2018

Throwing caution to the wind..

 It was wild yesterday, the wind blowing a gale.. my favourite kind of weather :) Show you some of that weather tomorrow, but on such a dull wintry day it was a delight to come across this vibrant and also appropriate, wind blown hair, mural, a collaboration by Konfucius and Art By Destroy who's work you have seen here many times. There is so much construction going on around Perth these days it's kind of cool that it is softened by colour and beauty like this. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tree meditation..

'Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree,
you water it and you make it survive, 
you haven't done a thing. You are just talking. . Wangari Maathai.

Last week was all about man made architecture,  thought it would make a change to show the magnificence of nature's architecture.. who doesn't love to sit and dream under the shade of a beautiful tree on a warm sunny day. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Sunday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. All trees in Kings Park..

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lunchboxes on the Terrace..

If you've been reading about Perth here for a while you will know how much I 💙 St Georges Terrace. The terrace, running parallel with the Swan River is the heart of Perth's CBD, the architecture an eclectic mix of heritage nestled between modern skyscrapers. It's where you will unexpectedly come across a window like this filled with fabulous vintage lunch boxes and reflections of life on the terrace. Nice one Lunchbox, such a cool window display. Was hard to choose which lunchboxes to highlight, settled for the original line-up of Australia's iconic rock band AC/DC, bet that was a big seller in the 70's and the ever glamorous Marilyn Monroe. Do you have memories of a favourite lunchbox, or like me, was it waaay too long ago to remember :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe.. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Crossing the Bridge.. and back.

At the bottom of Mount St, last two posts, crossing the bridge over the freeway and into the city. I don't hate the brand new Woodside building above, it's more curvaceous than the square lines of the old Woodside Plaza centre of the pic. When I downloaded the shots I took that day I was amazed at how many of them this building appeared in without me noticing at the time! Haven't had a chance to edit all pics taken that day so, above heading into the city and below crossing back up to Kings Park, the in-between two hours will follow 😉 Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. the skies have been blue all week, hard to believe that it's the middle of winter.. it's about to change, grey skies ahead!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trees.. Essential to Happiness.

The walk down tree lined Mount Street from Kings Park into the city is such a pretty walk.. coming back up is a wee bit of a puff :) From the Art Deco Miami apartments below at the top of the street, to the fabulous apartments I posted yesterday, there are many gorgeous apartment blocks, some classic others more modernistic..

Towards the city end of  Mount Street the Riverview On Mount Street is an excellent location for visitors to walk to Kings Park and to the city.. haven't read a bad review yet, what review would you give them Andrew? Hopefully you have fond memories of your trip to Perth :) Bit of city architecture to come, so different from this leafy green tree lined street.. Happy Thursday, stay safe..

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Curve appeal.. Dazzling Art Deco..

Walking back up to Kings Park from the city on Sunday look what was peeking enticingly above the trees lining Mount Street. An Art Deco delight with stunning views from every curved balcony. The city to the left, the Swan River to the front and Kings Park to the side.. as the song goes, who could ask for anything more 🎵 In it's time Art Deco represented luxury and glamour, it's all here. Have a look at a recently sold apartment here (click all 23 images) oh la! Here's the thing though, the two million + expenses it would cost to live here.. I know I would have much more pleasure giving away :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. it's a beauty right!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pokémon Go..

After enjoying a quiet coffee and early morning views over the city and Swan River in the Botanical Cafe in Kings Park on Sunday morning we walked down to the city.. little did we know that by the time we walked back up a few hours later the park would be invaded by multitudes of Pikachu, Marowak and Magmars to name but a few. Fraser Avenue was lined with enthusiastic hunters searching to find, capture and train these 'pocket monsters' during the monthly Pokemon Go Community Day Event. I hadn't realized that Pokémon Go was still so popular.. what do I know about such things :)

Big thank you to Ellen who explained what it was all about and allowed me to snap her hunting and capturing skills! I couldn't resist turning to take a quick shot of Queen Victoria looking down on the scene, what would she have thought about it all.. she has a rather disapproving expression but the way I see it, it was a fabulous sunny winters day, at least they were all out in the fresh air 😉 Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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