Thursday, October 25, 2012

Iris Metropolitan.....

I can't be sure, but this piece of public art titled 'Iris Metropolitan' may or may not be named after the goddess Iris. According to Greek mythology Iris was 'one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky, traveling with the speed of the wind from one end of the world to the other'. She does look like she's about to set off on such a trip! We'll never know for sure unless there's a Perthite out there who can clarify, as with a lot of the public art in cities, it's hard to uncover the finer details, very unsatisfying don't you think? Whoever it is that she represents, she does it very gracefully.....
This shot is to give you some idea of where she sits on Walcott Street, a busy spot in Mount Lawley one of Perth's oldest, therefore trendiest and more expensive suburbs. It hadn't really registered before just how many of the buildings along Beaufort and Walcott street are in the art deco style, I didn't have time yesterday but will revisit and take some shots soon. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.....




37 comments:

  1. Graceful figure, she looks as though she might take off at any moment. I'm not so enamoured of the building she's attached to.

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  2. Very Art-Deco, reminds one of the Rolls-Royce hood ornament, Spirit of Ectasy.

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  3. How did you get the top shot, Gracie? Did you take a cherry-picker with you? Ha-ha!
    SueC xx

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  4. belle sculpture, en ouvrant ton blog, j'ai cru vraiment voir quelqu'un sauter

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  5. A beautiful sculpture! Wish I could fly like that!! Love your captures for the day, Grace, they're really terrific and wonderful composition! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

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  6. super shots ... how did you get the upper ones?

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  7. Sieht ja witzig aus, gut gemacht...

    Lieben Gruß aus fernem Land
    CL

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  8. Amazing and particular! Arianna

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  9. Super shots, a Rolls Royce Building!
    Seriously, it looks wonderful in photo 1 and 3.

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  10. I love that first shot! She is a beauty!

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  11. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to travel around the world with the speed of the wind whenever you wanted? I wonder if someday we could be "beamed" to a new location like they do on Star Trek.

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  12. The first image is my favorite too.
    And YES she is a beauty and has STYLE!

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  13. oh yes Perth is fabulous... thank you for your wonderful pictures & comments

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  14. I love your photos! I've never been to Perth, but your photoblog makes me feel as if I have been!

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  15. I've never seen anything quite like this on a building, but I like it a lot! And I agree that Perth is a very special place and I can understand why many folks want to berth in Perth.

    Re your comment on The Villages: While we don't live in The Villages (we live in Ocala, about 30 miles north), you hit the nail on the head. Each of the downtowns is very much like movie a set! I suppose this new one, with the western theme, is even more so.

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  16. I live in a metropolitan area, too. And I´m (sadly) sure my name is not chosen after that goddess (aww, that would be an inspiration!) but after the circular structure in the eye, my Father was an optometrist...
    Thanks for giving a different idea to this name.

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  17. Looks very art deco Grace- the building and Iris herself. Lovely even if repro.

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  18. Wow this set of picture is breathtaking, the sculpture is wonderful and you got fabulous shots and beautiful compositions! Well done!
    Léia

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  19. Please do take photos of art deco buildings. Seems odd to have an inner suburb with the name Mount something.

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  20. If not the goddes, then who?? Or what?? Good sleuthing - but it's a pity you have to hunt the answer down!!

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  21. What great a journey for the eye.

    Please have a good Thursday.

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  22. Staying safe is a bit boring but I will have a go at that. Some nice snaps of iris here Grace.

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  23. I think it is a hood ornament for the car you showed yesterday.

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  24. That thrills me!



    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  25. Art-Nouveau style ?I like it very much .

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  26. What a great piece of art, she really does look like a goddess of the sea and the sky. And she is emerging from an Iris stem just as the real plant does. [Coincidentally, the iris in our garden came out in style last week.]

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  27. Lots of women reach out to me like that.......then I wake up.

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  28. She is an eye catching sculpture . I like that you have captured her from so many angles.

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  29. Very striking piece of work....nice shot Grace.

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  30. I like the gracious way she is ready to dive.

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  31. I like the way you showed us different angles!

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  32. Très belles photos et superbe sculpture. Bravo Grace !!!

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  33. The 3rd pic is pretty amazing!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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