Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Missing piece of the puzzle.....!


If there's one thing that blogging has taught me it's how to work my way around Google!! It's all good, I'm finding out more about Perth than I ever did before, it's always interesting to discover new things about the city you live in! This 'grungy' area is between what was the Savoy Hotel built in 1914 and the Perth Town Hall built in the late 1860's on the corner of Hay and Barrack's Street. I almost wore my pointy finger out trying to find out what building was demolished in between them leaving this urban 'scar' for all to see. Turns out it was the R & I Bank (Rural & Industries Bank of WA) flattened in 1994/5, moving to St. George's Terrace and changing it's name to Bank of WA, and later to BankWest, mystery solved! No matter how hard I searched I couldn't find out anything about the mural on the wall between the two buildings, which looks like at one time it would have been visually appealing, but suffers now from the common mural affliction of graffiti. I hope your week is off to a good start, the weather here in Perth is bliss.....!

32 comments:

  1. superbe peinture murale, c'est bête qu'elle soit tagué

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  2. yes! Google makes finding out exciting & accessible. nice one pal



    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  3. It's cool finding out bits of history that you had no idea existed.

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  4. A great find indeed! And it is fun to find out things about your city that you didn't know! I do that every now and then! Love your photos and the mural is intriguing! We're having some great weather, too! Wonderful! Enjoy your week, Grace!

    Sylvia

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  5. What a shame that no historical information survives on this mural! Good job finding out about the missing building though...I don't now what I would do without Google! We had a gorgeous day here - spent about 5 hours out on the boat...got a little too much sun, but it was lovely to be out! Have a great day!

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  6. Interesting. Not how we normally imagine Perth.

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  7. Grrrrrr! Intensely dislike those bloody taggers that deface murals like that...
    Nice series of shots, Grace.

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  8. That is one stunning photograph. I would frame that one and hang it up.

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  9. Really interesting. The dress looks early 20th Century. There are two small men and a very large, very angry woman. If you go back, don't just bring your research notes, bring a psychoanalyst.

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  10. What an interesting mural you've found. A little gritty around the edges but, still full of life and ready to tell a story.

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  11. Like NIXBLOG i to dislike taggers who deface murals :-).

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  12. Still looks visually appealing to me, albeit in a tatty but colourful way. It's amazing what you can find out when you make the effort.

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  13. That's lovely, and a shame for the graffiti.

    Lucky you for the bliss. Grey and 5° here.

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  14. Il y a graffitis et graffitis. Ceux là sont magnifiques.
    Bonne journée, Gracie!

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  15. Very color coordinated art.
    I know the feeling,so thanks for the detective work you have put in to this. :)
    Enjoy your day!
    Cold in Stavanger, but a bit of sunshine.

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  16. Not that keen on murals but fascinated by remains of the back of the buildings.

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  17. She does have a rather sinister expression on her face, doesn't she?

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  18. amazing colours and composition!
    looooove it

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  19. It is kind of a mess, and yet in some ways it is appealing. Google? I am in a constant state of wonderment that whenever a question pops into my head, I can get the answer in 30 seconds by pulling my iPhone out of my pocket.

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  20. What did we ever do without the Internet and fast search engines? It's all really quite incredible.

    The mural looks wonderful and it is too bad that it has been defaced. I enjoy these bits and pieces from other cities and thanks for solving this little puzzle and sharing it with us.

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  21. FAAAABULOUS colours! So fabulous I've pinned it!!

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  22. Interesting mural, I have never seen it, must go have a look one of these days.

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  23. Ha! Memory for me... our puzzles ALWAYS had missing pieces. A fact of life, I guess. Too philosophical this early? hahahaha

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  24. Being a Daily Photo blogger does inspire us to learn more about our communities, just as being at least an amateur photographer inspires us to be more observant.

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  25. that is an eye-catching graffiti alright. ^0^
    the girl seems to be popping out of the wall.
    haha! the weather here has been too hot to handle!
    i;m having migraines lately.

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  26. Grace, you capture the mess beautifully! Love this shot.

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  27. Impresionantes todas las fotos. Siempre un placer pasarme por tu casa.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  28. I definitely am learning more about Perth thanks to you. I've lived here all my life but i feel like I hardly know it sometimes.That is why I have tagged you as Id love to know more about you. Fiona

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  29. And I am learning about Perth with you ... and loving it ..

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  30. I dont think of Perth are grime and grunge, but as aluminium and ashe ...

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