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..

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Better late than never..

I missed the link for 'favourite photo of the past year' for City Daily Photo bloggers while I was away but thought I would show you mine anyway :) I loved the shot above taken in winter for two reasons, one it's raining and secondly it's raining on St Georges Terrace, my favourite street in the city. Without a doubt our trip to the Blue Mountains was a highlight last year, it is heartbreaking that so many acres of this world heritage area have gone up in flames. The latest progress report here.. thankfully much needed rain is forecast for them later in the week..

Had to throw into the mix the two cuties below, engrossed in a game of cards on the train on the way to Katoomba. It was so cold when we were there, my favourite kind of weather :) Click here to see other favourite shots from around the world.. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Yesterday, today.. and tomorrow.

... and well into next week! Not everyone likes to beach with the crowds, fortunately there are long stretches of white sand and blue ocean in-between. Yesterday we stopped half way between Scarborough Beach and City Beach where it was almost deserted. Two things.. hopefully the sunbathers here are covered in 50+ sunscreen and that they don't swim too far out with no-one around to rescue them.. gawd I'm getting old 😉 Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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