Monday, June 27, 2011

Well...who knew.....!!


There I was, trying to find the best angle to take my shot of Ascalon when a man tapped me on the shoulder and said  "do you know where you're standing?', Well yes....!! on the corner of Victoria Ave and St. George's Terrace..!! "Look down" he said, "you're missing something". I can't believe I missed it, there I was standing on Point Zero, which I guess is no big deal, but still kind of interesting. It is the origin point of all distances measured from the city of Perth and consists of a small grey plaque above ground level, which apparently unknown to moi has been there for decades, while the gold lettering on the ground level as been added fairly recently, it does look new and a little bit 'touristy'. It was  deemed 'the spot' in 1925 as it was the site of the first post office in the State. Not quite as exciting as a clue in the Da Vinci Code, but we are talking Perth here.....!!

17 comments:

  1. Well, that was a big moment for you. You wrote your post humorously, but there is pride there, too.

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  2. Definitely Jack, I do love living in Perth and am always happy to come home after travels.

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  3. I think its important. Things like this are fascinating (and I walk past them for years without seeing them). I do however, know where "point zero" is in Sydney. Its a bloody great obelisk in Macquarie Place which is hard to miss.

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  4. I would have missed it if someone hadn't pointed it out.

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  5. How cool is that? Never say anything like that before.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  6. That is such a great find Grace. Have a wonderful week.

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  7. It's a such zero point on the "Notre Dame's" place in PARIS...
    Regards,

    Pierre

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  8. Funny post indeed! :-) And a very cool composition too.

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  9. This reminds me of the first time I stood on the Greenwich Meridian and my Dad explaining all about it!

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  10. Haha! Just shows we should always remember to look at the ground beneath our feet...

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  11. Well, who said it HAD to be as exciting as a DV clue?? That's a great find - I'm so jealous!!

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  12. interesting!
    lucky you!
    i wish we had that point of origin here as well. ^0^

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  13. Fabulous, mon amie! You know that I always say to "look up" but looking down is important as well. What a wonderful discovery!

    Bises,
    Genie

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