Thursday, July 19, 2012

Roll up, roll up.....!!


It's the school holidays here in Perth and there's always plenty organized to keep both children and parents happy. The big top is up in Forrest Place and judging by the queues the Big Top Olympians is proving a winner, put on by the City of Perth there are three shows a day and it's FREE!! The top end of the square however looks like it's been the victim of a giant mole invasion, this has been going on for some time now so I did a bit of digging of my own and came across the Forrest Place Masterplan it looks pretty amazing, but then again it already is a great place for rally's, demonstrations, school holiday events etc. Perth is growing and changing so fast, my fear is that it may lose some of it's original charm! Come on Grace, move with the times haha! Happy Thursday, hope you have a fab day.....p.s. today I received a 'Sunshine Award' from Malyss who has the wonderful blogs chronicles from the shore all about the beautiful city of Nice and benches on my way ,merci beaucoup Malyss, much appreciated.....

               

32 comments:

  1. Looks like a great place to have a fun day/evening! Here in Seattle they're always tearing down and building something new, changing, re-doing something old! We mainly just get tired of the mess and stacked up traffic!! Ah, well, guess that's "progress"???? Hope your week is going well!

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  2. LLevo tiempo sin poder pasarme a saludar a los amigo, pero ya estoy por aquí de nuevo disfrutando de tus cosillas. Siempre un placer.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  3. on dirait un cirque, belle photo

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  4. I like your idea of a mole invasion!

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  5. Oh, ein Zirkus auf so einem Platz ist mal etwas anderes, denn bei uns gibt es so etwas nur außerhalb...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  6. I can feel that fun Big Top atmosphere all the way over here, love this capture! We're pretty guilty in the States of tearing things down and rebuilding all the time. Something may be gained but so much is often lost, it seems!

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  7. Looks like a fun time under the big top! Sometimes, "progress" is not progressive at all..I am always sad when things are torn down and replaced by "newer" stuff. I tend to like the older things - just have to be kept up!

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  8. This sounds pretty good to me. Let me entertain you!

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  9. Things change, even if we don't want it; And sometimes, we have good surprises. So , be optimistic! At least, you'll have pictures to save memories.

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  10. Here's hoping that Perth manages to mix old and new in an intelligent manner!

    I would love an amble during school hols!

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  11. You folks are doubly lucky; an event tailored to the needs of the school children on holiday and a free admission!

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  12. This looks like a very interesting event!

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  13. Congrats on your award !! It is nice to be honored in such a special way

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  14. Love all that blue in the first! School has just begun here, my son was not so happy. :)

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  15. Hello Grace! I just cannot believe it has taken me this long to come over and visit your Blog! It's sensational, your pics are just beautiful. I visited Perth only once several months ago and totally loved the city and its surrounding countryside and coastline. If Perth wasn't so far from my family and friends I could easily move there! I look forward to visiting again!

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  16. That is a big top tent right out of the fairytales. I love it.

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  17. That is a festive tent! Nice to have free things, especially for young families.

    Congrats of a well deserved award!

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  18. FREE/ I didn't think anything was free anymore.

    Funny about change. In a while, these changes will be the new normal. My village has expanded a lot in the past few yars and now I can barely remember what it was like before.

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  19. A photo in the eighties book A Day in the Life of Australia showed Perth railway station at 7am and there was one person in the shot. I guess it must have grown since then.

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  20. Change is good but sometimes it has to drag us along. Nice shots.

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  21. So what's the population of Perth, city and metro, and how fast is it growing? I'm 10,000 miles away and people around here don't know much more about Australia than kangaroos and Paul Hogan.

    BTW, you were right about the climate in the central US this summer. It's been blisteringly hot and about bone dry. The Mississippi may reach a record low water level this summer and it drains a whole lot of North America.

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  22. I always look forward to your shots of the day. This is a fun one....the tent like it could hold a circus inside. This looks like a lot of fun:)

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  23. Bustling, fun shot of a great town


    Warm Aloha to you from Honolulu
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  24. My goodness, so much activity and so much construction. Congratulations on your Sunshine Award. Well deserved Grace.

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  25. Hey congrats for such a deserved award, your blog is beautiful with interesting posts!
    Léia

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  26. It's also school holidays here. It seems everywhere you turn there's a summer camp for this or that.
    Congrats on your award!

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  27. I loved Perth the few times that I have visited. I have noticed how it is developing so rapidly. I hope for the best.

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  28. On the subject of the digging up of this earth of ours I think of this saying "It don't matter what you do, as long as you tears 'em up". Jon Pertwee. They have denuded Yanchep, Grace, you would not recognise it! (Joondalup nearest BIG shopping centre)

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  29. That looks like Amsterdam,the streets are always open and men at work. We shall have to deal with it I am afraid.

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  30. i dont like change .. i admit it .. and i am still upset about turning Times Sq into a tourist mall .. feh

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  31. Grace, you have to join some movement against the loss of your city's charm! I'm sure there's already one. :-) I'm joking but, sadly, I've seen so much in the last decades...

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