Friday, January 20, 2017

Dumas's Folly..

Described as a 'prominent landmark in Highgate, how is it possible that I have missed noticing the 38mt (125ft) Lincoln Street Ventilation Stack on my many visits! Built in the Art Deco Style in 1935 as a sewer vent which, under certain weather conditions, dispersed what gasses it vented over surrounding houses, phew! Closed six years later in 1941 it became known as 'Dumas's Folly' after Russell Dumas, Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department at the time. In 1941 the tower was secretly put into service as an antenna, to protect against Japanese air raids during WW11, not revealed until 1956.. you can see in the first shot there are still antennas up there. The vent is listed on the National Trust of Australia and the State Register of Heritage Places.. it may have been unsuccessful in some ways but served stoically in others.. and then there's the Art Deco factor :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lunch at the Indiana..

  Yesterday I took a good friend to the Indiana, formerly the Indiana Tea House for her birthday. You've seen the Indiana before but it's almost impossible to visit and not take photos.. especially when the sea is a stunning turquoise blue, so beautiful it almost makes one forget about the sharks :) Described as 'an iconic WA landmark located on the pristine white sands of Cottesloe beach, offering diners uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean from all tables'.. Is it just me or does this building evoke memories of colonial times! It was a sunny, cloudy at times 25C, encore today, perfect! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe... 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anonymous Circle..

As soon as I saw the sculpture above in the garden outside Crown it felt familiar and although I couldn't find any details to identify the sculptor or verify my feeling it does look as if it would feel right at home sitting by the sea during Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe beach. Take a look here, would fit right in don't you think? Now that I come to mention it :) it's not long before this years Sculpture by the Sea.. are you looking forward to it.. I am! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..P.s. love the red and yellow kangaroo paws against the sculpture shimmering in the sun.. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Flop-dop up a tree!

What a funny pair of parrots dozing up a tree,
Two more flew in and then there were ..four!

A poet I am not :) Walking under the trees at Hillarys Boat Harbour I spotted two corellas dozing high in the trees, pointing my camera up to take some shots, no long lens unfortunately.. it didn't take long before the family of English visitors below came to see what was up! I know right, it's time to get back to the city :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe... P.s. if you pull the shots in you will see that despite the goings on below them, they really were flop-dop asleep :)

Monday, January 16, 2017

She wore lemons in her hair..

When unsuccessfully searching for a particular piece of street art in Highgate last week I came across this beauty by Perth mural artist and illustrator Paul Deej.. I took pics of this one a few years ago but was delighted by the concept and positioning of it all over again looking as fresh as it did when it was first painted. What's that expression 'when life throws you lemons, take a picture of them' .. that's the photographer's version :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nesting in Hyde Park..

The trees in Hyde Park never fail to captivate, especially the Plane trees arching over to shade the path that runs alongside the lake. On Thursday while walking through the park I spotted the nesting boxes high up in the leafy treetops.. placed there to encourage peep-wrens (pardalotes) and bats to breed in the park. The peep-wrens are so sweet, not so much the bats :) and according to the link could be breeding, I think I might have to take a book, a flask of coffee and channel my inner (birding) patience to see if I can capture some shots! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. I should probably add a tripod to the list of birding necessities :)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Summertime blues..

Reflected in the window of Little C's, the family beach at Hillarys Boat Harbour. When I took these shots on Wednesday it was 35C. Ahhh! Summer in Perth, so much easier to take when near the ocean! For those in the northern hemisphere I hope my summer shots warm you up as much as your beautiful winter scenes cool me down. Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...

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