Thursday, September 13, 2012

Footsteps in Time, St. George's Terrace I.....



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.....



37 comments:

  1. Die Welt besuchen und betrachten, eine lange Reise braucht es nicht, denn mit einem Klick ins Land der Blogger hat man alles schnell im Blick...

    Lieben Gruß und Sonnenschein
    CL

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  2. Interesting view of Perth - these people in the centre force to reflection about time. I see You have Thursday now? So I greet You from Wednesday and Poland! :)

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  3. What a wonderful place and I LOVE the huge statues! I would love to visit Perth and Australia in general! Thanks for the tours you take us on, Grace! I always enjoy them and they're the next best thing to being there!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

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  4. Can you believe Grace, that I have never seen these statues? I will have to go to the city one of these days and wander around to see the recent changes too. Beautiful statues!

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  5. I love that a 'buzzy' part of town would still pay tribute to its past this way, love those huge statues and the angles you used - there's a certain energy! Hope your week is going well too, it's finally feeling autumnal here :)

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  6. I really like these sculptures! They are so well done and definitely give the impression of strength and movement - very dynamic! And your shots are lovely. What an amazing street this is.

    Re your comment on The Villages: It is still quite warm here, although we were down in the 60s (F) last night. We're looking forward to some cooler weather. Our winters are relatively mild and we seldom experience freezing weather.

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  7. Fabulous pieces! I'll have to come and see them one day. ;-)

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  8. I'm trying to imagine myself, walking in Perth, ignoring that there are statues, and "meeting" those men at night!Brrrr! :o) But in daylight, they are wonderful! the kind of art I like.

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  9. I like those big statues, they look almost real people.

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  10. The statues are brilliant. I'm surprised you haven't shown them to us before.

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  11. I'sd surely visit this spot... and take a shot w/ me in 'the lineup'.

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  12. I can see there's lots of amazing things I was so close to but didn't walk far enough to come across! This is amazing.

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  13. Fabulous! And I'll put you on my list to visit (but don't hold that breath!)

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  14. Wonderful where such art is possible, and happening !

    Please have a good Thursday.

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  15. Marvelous sculptures! They must be something to see in real life! I am amazed at the art and culture your city has - they seem to be teeming with it!

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  16. Wow,I did not know they were there. I dont go to Perth too often so I hadnt seen them. Amazing. Fiona

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  17. What a super place you live!!


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  18. I think you did a wonderful job photographing these beautiful works of art. I wish I could visit and see them in person!

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  19. We have statues like these around the community where we work and they scare me! Especially at night. Our part of the world is dangerous....bad people, hungry wild critters....and things that go bump in the night! And when I bump into these, I jump!

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  20. What a fabulous series, Grace! I appreciate good public art and this group of statues is great!

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  21. These are awesome. I can see why you like it there.

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  22. What a fantastic piece! These are wonderful pieces of art that tell a story.

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  23. Great post - have only lived here for 30 odd years and find such interesting places to visit from you!

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  24. These are just fascinating! Wonderful piece of art. And also they look pretty scary after dark to me!

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  25. Stepping forward in time ...I love it .... Movement and motion in still art-works.

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  26. love that they are all stepping in synch

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  27. How nice to have some sculptures that are appealing and historical as well. Money well spent in my opinion.

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  28. The sculptures are wonderful pieces and serve beautifully as a reminder of history.

    We have a sculpture at the entrance to our airport: a life-sized family traveling together. It is incredibly life-like. Often when I get to the airport before dawn (regularly) they give a warm welcome and make me smile. Then, when I return they are there to greet me.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  29. A sense of movement, which isn't easy to find in a sculpture...

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  30. What a good idea. I love Art exposed in public places.

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  31. Think I'd feel pretty comfortable working in this business part of the city....nice shots Grace...

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  32. You have some amazing public art, Grace - how lucky your city is!!

    What's with the scarf-like draping on the hat of one of these gentleman?

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  33. It´s amazing how fast Perth changes! Have been there last time in 2006 and... wow, so much new to explore! (Like having found yout blog and visiting)

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