Sunday, September 30, 2012
Perth Arena in June last year it looked like this. Despite many problems, mainly budget blowouts, it's almost fini..which is a good thing because the grand opening on the 10th of November is only six weeks away! I'll bet there are a lot of very anxious contractors, politicians and agents who will be holding their breath until the curtain goes up on opening act George Michael! With a seating capacity of 15,000 for concerts and 12,000 for sporting events like the Hopman Cup in December, it's no small affair, and as if the design of the building isn't dramatic enough..we have here the 10.5 m high Totem which will no doubt be called anything from the 'pineapple' to the 'corn-cob' if the sculpture in Forrest Chase named 'Grow Your Own' by it's creator, but the 'Cactus' by Perthites is anything to go by. I'm reserving my judgement until I see it in action, moving parts, flashing lights and all. I took these shots (through glass) yesterday from the 7th floor of 140 William St., nice view of the city from up there. Happy Sunday, hope it's a good one, take care and stay safe..
Friday, September 28, 2012
Heading out of the harbour past the sea wall to do a spot of fishing before the next squall hits Perth, it's been that kind of week, that's spring for you. Why do we seem to be drawn to the things that scare us the most! The sea terrifies me, yet I'm drawn to it like a magnet, it's the colour I think, blue is so, help me out here, so..what, refreshing maybe! Happy Thursday, take care.....
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Thursday, September 27, 2012
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Saturday, September 22, 2012
You do not talk about fight club...check....!
The second rule of fight club, you do not talk about fight club...check!
The third rule, someone yells stop, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over... not that serious....!
Fourth and fifth rule, only two guys to a fight..clearly not....!
Sixth rule, no shirts, no shoes...check....!
Seventh rule, fights will go on as long as they have to..check....!
Eighth rule..oh blow the eighth rule lets just have a kiss and make up! This last shot made me laugh out loud when I downloaded it for two very obvious reasons haha! Happy Saturday, rain today, sun tomorrow..it's all good! Take care and stay safe....
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Spotted lurking in the bushes in the Lotterywest Family Area of Kings Park, 'upside down tree man with Jagger lips and tree roots hair' surprisingly did manage to go unnoticed by some! It was only my 'bloggers instinct' for the unusual and ok maybe the 'hint' of a tip from Bill, (check out his new header shot, scary much!) that led me to this surprising find. Not quite as obvious as the Dinosaurs in the Synergy Parkland area but still very creative oui! I hope you have a better hair day than this, take care and stay safe..... p.s. it's a wet week in Perth, loving it!! p.p.s. is anyone else missing the CDP forum site as much as moi.....?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
'international talk like a pirate day'', so be giving me yer best lingo in yer comments or wi' the poke of me sword it'll be a walk down the plank ye lousy landlubbers, arrrrrrr! Me thinks I need a few lessons in the pirate talk from Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy. Be having ye a beauty of a day, I'm away to down a flagon of grog...you know that's not true right hahahaha! Have a fun day, take care and stay safe me mateys.....!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
State Theatre Centre and on the right the Horseshoe Bridge which crosses over into the city centre. When the Perth City Link project is complete the divide between the city and Northbridge will be no more. Perth is a rapidly changing city, and on paper it all looks good, we'll just have to wait and see the real deal oui! Happy Tuesday I hope your week is off to a good start, take care.....
Monday, September 17, 2012
Anthropomoflora and no worries, this handsome man gave me the thumbs up.....!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Just when you thought I was finished with St. George's Cathedral ...!! These are a few detail shots from my visit to 'Roses & Raiment' last weekend. Things have been crazy hectic around here today I haven't had a chance to scratch my.....head!! Quieter day tomorrow and a chance to catch up with everyone. On our way out of the cathedral I spotted this bench with embroidered cushions and immediately thought of Malyss and VP so this is one specially for you.....
A 'cherubic' detail on the stationary font at the entrance to the cathedral.....
and two of the many beautiful stained glass windows around the cathedral.. Cannot believe that the weekend is here once more but am very glad that it is, I hope you have a good one, see you tomorrow..take care and stay safe.....
Friday, September 14, 2012
It's one of those things that because it's high up, can be seen from all around the marina, even from my cafe of choice on the other side of the boardwalk below, merde! Still I mustn't become a 'grumpy old woman' oops! too late haha! it keeps youngsters amused and out of trouble and that can only be a good thing, but I wonder if the owners of the very expensive houses along the coast road that you can see behind the new 'attraction' feel quite so benevolent, would you! Can it really be Friday already, where did the week go? Have a good one, take care and stay safe.....
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Anyone who looks in on Perth via PDP will know that St. George's Terrace is one of my favourite streets in the city. It's definitely the 'high finance, big business' side of town but the mix between skyscrapers and heritage buildings is beautifully done. I thought I'd start at the bottom end, some might call it the top end, and work my way up (or down!) and show it in more detail. Just a short way up from St. George's Cathedral in front of St. Martin's Centre, commemorating the 175th Anniversary of WA, these larger than life sized sculptures (worth while clicking to enlarge) by Joan Walsh-Smith and Charles Smith unveiled in 2004 entitled Footsteps in Time symbolize the business people who have built this thriving CBD, from Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog at the back through to the 'millennium man' up front. I love this striking series of tall dynamic men stepping forward in time, I'm not sure that I've done it justice, methinks you will just have to visit Perth to see it for yourselves oui! Looking forward to catching up with everyone today, hope all is well in your part of the world, take care and stay safe.....
Monday, September 10, 2012
The West Organ, one of three organs in the cathedral, was installed in 1993 with the final pièce de résistance the addition of a solo, horizontal fanfare trumpet voiced in the French symphonic school and installed by the South Island Organ Co in April last year. I haven't heard them, something I hope to remedy in the not too distant future, but if they sound as good as they look I'm in for a real treat...and on that 'note' (I know, I know!), as it's getting to the point where we can actually leave messages for each other e.g. 'mum, can we have pasta for dinner tonight, love Aimee xx' in the dust on the furniture, I may have to do some 'Spring' cleaning, so I'll catch you in a day or two, in the meantime, happy week, take care and stay safe.....