Monday, May 30, 2011
Artrage) on the corner of Milligan and Roe St. in Northbridge is a complex that is made up of Artrage, The Bakery and Fringe World, between them they run a huge everyday program of live music, theatre and art productions. It started off as the Festival Fringe society in 1983 and has grown from there. Artrage is sponsored by the Dept of Culture and the Arts, Lottery West and also Western Power (Western Power and Artrage). Thousands of artists have entertained tens of thousands of visitors to Perth over the years. So all in all it is a pretty amazing space, plus the 'graffiti art' on the outside walls is fabulous!
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Sunday, May 29, 2011
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Saturday, May 28, 2011
South Mole Lighthouse) they are apparently the only two lighthouses left of this design anywhere. I think they are a really attractive couple and more than make up for the dismal edifice that is Parliament House!
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Friday, May 27, 2011
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
about Bird of Paradise) is native to South Africa, but it is pretty easy to grow here in Perth, similar climate I believe. The season for them is coming to an end, we will next see them re-appear fresh in September, Spring time that is. Really looking forward to the Spring Festival in Kings Park, the photo opportunities there are endless.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Swan Valley) from a completely different viewpoint. We organized a buggy ride (Buggy ride in the Swan Valley ) it was so much fun, sad to say I cannot remember the beautiful Clydesdale horse's name, lets call him Clive (?) took it all in his stride, not the slightest bit agitated by the cars whizzing by as we clopped along the road. We stopped at a winery to sample local olive oils, jams and pickles and of course wine! Then on to Oggie's Ice Cream for a bit of the sweet stuff! Last stop and most interesting was All Saints Church(All Saints Church) the oldest Church in WA. I like looking around cemeteries, but this one was really sad, so many children died at a very early age in those days, can imagine it would have been an extremely harsh place to settle. Thankfully they were men and women of the hardy type and persevered!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Monday, May 23, 2011
As a confirmed acrophobic (plus the vertigo thing!) I can't imagine what makes people do things like climb down cliffs, skydive or bungee jump for fun! Me, I like my feet planted 'low' on terra firm, BUT.......!!
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hillarys Yacht Club) is a popular venue for weddings for the nautical backdrop and glorious sunsets.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Walking along the West Coast Highway early in the morning we stroll past the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club ( Sorrento Beach Life Saving Club). On this particular morning they had just opened the equipment shed and I couldn't resist a quick shot of the sleek, shiny and very colourful canoes. The Club has been around in one form or another since 1958 and provides an invaluable service to summer beachgoers.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
About Willem de Vlamingh). Willem (as I like to call him!!) arrived on our shores in 1696 a good hundred years before Captain Cook. He first landed on Rottnest Island, which he named after the many Quokkas (thinking they were large rats) and then on up the river naming it the Swan River after the black swans. I was wondering if, apart from the buildings far in the background and the camera (ooops!!) just behind him, if the scrub behind him was similar to when he landed all those years ago, it does look a bit 1697 ish!!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Fishing the Swan River) maybe hoping to catch a good sized Bream to take home for tea. The backdrop to their angling activity was breathtaking with the sun going down, glancing off the City high rise. I'm thinking even if they weren't lucky enough to catch their supper, what a relaxing way to spend an evening!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011
The Bell Tower) You can actually go up into the tower and watch the bells being rung and have a bit of a try yourself! It's not my favorite building in Perth, I find it a bit ugly, but it certainly is an interesting design and is hugely popular with tourists. The view of Perth and the Swan River from the top is pretty spectacular.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Voyage) is such a welcome sight at 6.30 in the morning when you have been walking already for an hour and a half and are gasping for the best coffee ever to boost you on for the last half hour of the walk home. What I like best about it is that even at that (some would say ghastly time of the morning!) there is always a warm smile and hot coffee no matter if you are dressed in running, walking or cycling gear and most importantly if you have been walking your dog, they are catered for too with water and post. Even though it is fairly casual at that time in the morning, as you'll see if you click the link, the food is amazing.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
BarracksArch). When Parliament House was built on the rise, the barracks were knocked down so that Parliament would have a view of St. Georges Terrace, but because of the public outcry (thank goodness for public outcry!) the Arch remained. The ironic thing is, that it still blocks their view of the terrace. The ghostly silhouette in front is called 'The Unidentified Photographer', he is a life-sized bronze created in 1996, he is holding a Box Brownie camera.
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Just as I think of King St. as 'designer central' St. Georges Terrace is definitely 'power street', big business and banking (Link to St George's Terrace). It's also one of my favorite streets as it has a great mix of old buildings and skyscrapers. Yesterday when Aimee and I were doing our 'mother/daughter' long (really long) walk, I espied this view of the Terrace through the Barracks Arch.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011
I was really pleased to walk past the The Esplanade because I knew the circus had arrived in town a few weeks ago and I wanted to take a few photos. The Ashton Circus has been a family affair for 150 years (http://www.circusjosephashton.com.au). I have had a few 'I'm running away to join the circus moments' but I have never actually been to a circus.
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Saturday, May 7, 2011
http://www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/) today with my sister-in-law. The first place I always head for when I go to the Zoo is the big cats, I love them. We did go for another purpose other than seeing the animals, we went to a docents orientation meeting (http://www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au/Act/Volunteering/) and while we found the meeting extremely interesting, this old chap found it all a bit of a bore!!
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Friday, May 6, 2011
This was the shot I went out for a few nights ago, we had had a few fires around Perth and my friend (an extremely talented photographer and sometimes mentor) worked out exactly which way the wind would have to be blowing for the smoke to contribute to a spectacular sky, as per usual he was right. The big light towers that you see in the background are the floodlights for the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) grounds (http://www.waca.com.au).
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
http://www.mediaman.com.au/profiles/burswood.html) I'm not a fan of casinos in general, not being a gambler, however I do find the 'pyramid' like shape of the Burswood quite interesting. Our timing was just right as an older lady was there feeding the birds, she must do it at a regular time each evening as so many birds seemed to be waiting for her, and for me it makes this shot not just about a casino.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Bedout Island). It was demolished in 1980 and rebuilt. Now it stands proudly looking over one of the most beautiful harbours anywhere in the world.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galah) guess it's that good old Aussie humour as the galah is apparently a very intelligent bird. I couldn't resist this 'bunch of silly galahs, all huddled together to keep warm early this morning.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011
We were on our walk down the West Coast Highway this morning , I was on the prowl for an interesting mail box to photograph. There are so many big grand houses along the coast road, with equally grand post boxes, but the most intriguing box to me was this one which has without doubt seen better days. The house, not grand amidst it's neighbours, was definitely lived in and it started me wondering what the post man's thoughts were when he delivered the mail to this address. The 'no advertising material accepted' sign on the stump made me laugh, where would they put it!
This is my first Theme Day post where all CDPBs come together worldwide on the same topic: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
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