Monday, November 19, 2012

Keeping cool in the city.....!


On Friday evening the Mayor of Perth opened the new addition to Forrest Place. Perfect timing, the weather was up in the 30C's on Saturday when I took these shots and it was already being enthusiastically appreciated! The Water Labyrinth, an 'interactive water sculpture' using recycled water created by Berlin based Jeppe Hein who many of you probably know through his sculptures and installations all around the world, is his first permanent work here in Australia. With summer and the school holidays looming I think parents will have to remember to pack a towel and change of clothes when they head into the city with their offspring, I might just take one myself, it lookes super cool fun...for all ages!! Hope your weekend was a little more relaxed than mine, catch up tomorrow, happy Monday, take care....




40 comments:

  1. Oh, how fun!!! You could surely get just as soaked in Seattle today, but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun!! Great captures and smiles to start my day!!

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  2. Makes for interesting photos also! That 1st one is especially good.

    Our problem here is not the heat, but rather that Mother Nature is providing way to many showers!

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  3. Looks pretty and fun, but it was a mighty expensive water sculpture at 1,3 million dollars!!

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  4. The top photo is FANTASTIC! This reminds me I have to go to a certain square in Lisbon and take some shots too. Next summer! :-)

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  5. This looks like great fun on a hot summer day. I've seen a couple of these types of fountains before but those haven't shot up the water quite as tall as this one.

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  6. aaah..its winters in this part of the world..and we are shirking from using too much water....brrrr!!!!

    but this installation is nice!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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  7. It must be so pleasant to walk here when it's hot!

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  8. Bei 30°C eine feine Sache für groß und klein.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  9. How refreshing, I love the 1st shot.

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  10. Those water features always look so inviting! I think you should try it out, Grace.

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  11. Super 'cool' for your weather. No fountains necessary here - just step outside and it is freezing :). Super shots.

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  12. They added a fountain like this to downtown Boston when redesigning the main highway (it went from an elevated one that ran straight through the center of town to an underground system that allowed the creation of a 'greenway' in the space that was left) and it is delightful. My daughter would see it when we were in the city and ask longingly if we could visit someday with our suits. I made a special point of getting us in there over the summer and she was absolutely delighted with the experience. They are a fun feature!

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  13. Oh that does look nice:) It's great that they have this for people to cool off on a hot summer day. Cool pics!:)

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  14. The first photo is clever. Kids still love simple things like getting wet.

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  15. The first photo is clever. Kids still love simple things like getting wet.

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  16. It certainly does look like fun for young and old alike.

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  17. Great captures today, Grace. I have seen several water fountains like this and love the idea.

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  18. Especially the first picture is fun and shines relaxation out

    Greetings Femke

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  19. I seen a similar setup on Evry Daily Photo. Very cool. I keep forgetting you're into summer now. I would probably avoid this fountain, though, even if I had a bathing suit and a towel; I don't want to give any more people the opportunity to say, "You're all wet!"

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  20. Oops. I meant to begin my comment by saying, "I've seen..." Like someone said, "I may be crazy, but I ain't stupid!"

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  21. So wonderful ! What joy it must be living in your city. Please have a good new week ahead. Over here, still half that warm.

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  22. Love how your captured these images. You breathed life into each one.

    Bravo!

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  23. Now that would make for a fun day.

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  24. What a beautiful first picture! That looks like so much fun, and we could definitely do with something like that here in Malaysia where every day is 34-36C!

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  25. How I'd love to jump right in, though I may just increase the average age of that fountain crowd by...a lot, haha! I love the green sculpture. Wonderful warming photos for this wintery (around here) day:))

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  26. As always, you manage to capture something in an interesting way. That first shot is very inviting.

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  27. that top shot is a TOP SHOT!


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  28. Haha! What kid worth her/his salt needs a change of clothes and a towel?!?!?! If the temp's above 30, they'll dry off in no time!!!

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  29. The modern day version of a garden hose, laughing kids and a bit of fun in the back yard on a hot day. Great Grace.

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  30. Those water sculptures are terrific, so much fun and your images shows the great atmosphere!

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  31. Wonderful- it's hard to get a good photo of kids in fountains and you have managed it Grace!

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  32. Great shot of the new sculpture/water park.

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  33. LOVE this ... reminds me of the fountain in Boston and the 'spitting' heads in Chicago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA640TIPjcs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivtRklHL-Ng

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  34. Way cool - on all counts. Love that top shot!

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  35. Fantastic! I love these photos! I think it's great to have places like this to cool down on a hot summer day. Thank you so much for sharing. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  36. Isn't it great to see the new life being breathed into our city. Fantastic photos.

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  37. I wish I needed to cool down like that! 5C today and we are expecting rain from the grey sky...

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