Thursday, July 26, 2012

Culture 'squared'.....


Mon dieu it was chilly yesterday morning, less than 1 degree, ice on the windscreen cold.. that doesn't happen very often here in Perth! Soaking up a little 'culture' is a good way to spend a chilly winter's day and just over the Horseshoe Bridge in Northbridge you will find the Perth Cultural Centre where, apart from the Art Gallery, Museum and State Library the central area is the venue for many community events throughout the year as well as the urban orchard where children and adults alike are encouraged to get their hands dirty and help plant each seasons new crops. The Centenary Galleries above and below, formerly the Perth Police Courts was restored and re-opened in 1995 and is the Art Gallery Admin Centre as well as housing historical artworks from the 19th and 20th century.
You can see on the map below how conveniently the cultural centre is organized.....
Below, the newer and more contemporary Art Gallery of WA opened in 1979, the art gallery was originally housed in the Jubilee Building (see Monday's post)......
The State Library of WA the building to the back of the picture below also houses the State Records Office of WA and the J S Battye Library.....
This heritage building below built in 1896 was home to Perth's Boy's and Girl's School for forty years, and from 1957 the Perth Technical College. When the TAFE moved out in 1988 it became, and still is the home of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts PICA for short!
Well that's the buildings of the Perth Cultural Centre, and surely that's got to be a record number of links even for me haha!  Sometime soon I'll visit again and take some 'inside' shots..Hope your week is going well, take care.....

33 comments:

  1. Grace, thank you. What a beautiful post. Love the images and the info.

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  2. Brrr, sounds chilly. Nice place to warm up! I especially like the urban orchard idea...

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  3. This is the perfect way to spend a chilly winter day - I'd happily stay there all day :) Love these photos, and thank you for the many links - I'm off to treat myself to a few peeks through them!

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  4. Ein großer Beitrag mit wieder herrlichen Aufnahmen...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  5. Nice tour! No wonder you didn't have time to do it yesterday!

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  6. Sure sound like a winter day, we had 25C today, but not much sun.

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  7. Nice shots with lovely light.

    Greetings, Joop

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  8. Winter... Best time to visit heated museums!

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  9. I think the building in the top photos is my favorite. It looks like it should be an art gallery. This looks like a great place to spend a chilly day!

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  10. What a beautiful, delightful and warm place to spend a cold winter day, Gracie! At least you did have lovely blue skies! Your photos are terrific! Hope your week is going well -- it does look like it is!! Enjoy!

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  11. Chilly weather? How lucky! :o)I like the old architecture here, and also the statue of the woman. Great to be able to find all around in a "5 minutes "walk , as written on the sign. Attractive district!

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  12. Tsk! Even in winter the sun shines in Perth! Great old buildings there, love the old police station/court house.

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  13. Love the building and row of trees. It's so hard for me to imagine being cold right now when we're sitting in the hundreds!

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  14. Wow, I'm very jealous! What a wonderful center for culture! The buildings are beautiful and the whole area looks so nice and clean. Perth impresses me very much.

    P.S. A little cool weather won't hurt ya a bit! :-)
    Re your question on The Villages: The roadster, I believe, is "home made" or certainly custom made. Pretty cute, though.

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  15. Very interesting cultural square! Thanks for the tour - hope you manage to stay warm. I am NOT looking forward to our winter - I am a summertime gal!

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  16. Wonderful environment you call your own ! Thank you for this journey. Miss alike temperatures much. Please have a good Thursday.

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  17. Great post, it doesn't even look cold. It was my brother and sister-in-law who cane there and they LOVED every second!!!

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  18. Nice shots. It does look chilly.

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  19. I love the open area around the buildings especially. They've done some nice landscaping. Let me just again:) I would take your cold for just one day. The heat here crushed a hiking detective adventure today. And because I had to stay indoors, I was able to read all day....so you enjoy that 1 degree:)

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  20. Did you notice that the red textured path designed for the blind leads straight to the library - lets hope they have masses of books etc in Braille! Perth/ West Oz - a great place to live.

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  21. I love that stolid building - or is it....'solid'?
    Ah well, Perth seems a lovely place; and I have a FRIEND there!


    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
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  22. I sure like those buildings in the top and bottom shots! Nice to have so much artsy stuff in one central location.

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  23. It does look like a fascinating part of the world. Those tiled steps/benches are very pink aren't they. Not sure if I would have chosen that colour. Seems to clash with the surrounding architecture.

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  24. That is a nice tour around your cultural city centre. Have to visit Perth once.

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  25. une belle promenade.
    pour le froid, nous pourrions t'envoyer quelques degrés.
    Ici il fait trop chaud cette semaine

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  26. Interestingly, I visit Perth twice a year. Wish I had discovered your blog to explore Perth with a touch of photography inspirations

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  27. thanks, Gracie, for a wonderful tour and I would love to see inside ..

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  28. Great tour and I particularly appreciate the map view to get a perspective of the cultural center. Sorry you are a bit chilly, but at least the skies are gorgeous and blue!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  29. A winter's day is often a cultural day, vrai? but waht a lot of loveliness to take in. Sultry summer days and sticky nights here Grace (mid 20s C- hot for us!)

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  30. Some really nice places here!

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  31. Great tour....we are having 98-105 heat index these days....I am looking forward to 75-80 degree weather again.

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  32. What kind of culture is in there, Pray tell?

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