Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Perth Arena lll, Eternity Puzzle.....


The first thing that catches the eye when you walk through the doors to the new Perth Arena is a multi faceted mirror installation above head height playing ever changing images. Going up the stairs to the first level it was nice to find a respite from the blue in the warm wood paneled walkway and entering in through gate 20 we started the long climb to the top.....
The arena has a 15,500 person capacity and the design is based on the Eternity Puzzle, reading the blurb I discovered that it has the largest solar panel array in Perth with the ability to generate up to 111kw of power thus giving it a 'low environmental footprint' sounds good to me! The stadium has a retractable roof for events such as the the Hopman Cup (check out who'll be coming to play), and even for the grand opening this Saturday night the Elton John concert is advertised as an 'under the stars' affair, well we'll see about that, it hasn't stopped raining for days, a soggy Elton John would not be a pretty sight haha! We climbed right up to row X and I've got to tell you my 'vertigo' tum did a few lurches on the way down, the angle seemed a tad steep to moi, what do you think! There are many more venues to this arena, which if you are interesting in seeing you can follow the arena link at the beginning. I will say this, when la Tour Eiffel first went up it was and still is to some Parisians, considered an eyesore, the same with the Sydney Opera House, both now world renowned structures, perhaps the new arena will become Perth's iconic landmark. I hope so, many uniquely WA products were used in the features. I hope your week is going to plan, take care and stay safe.....

40 comments:

  1. Wow great view. A magnificent arena! You must feel very proud :-)

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  2. These are really exceptional photos, Grace! I think it's a grand place and will become iconic of Perth. I hope. I'd also think anyone walking into the arena could not help but become energized by the dramatic colors and architecture!

    Re your comment on The Villages: Yes, Haagen Daaz is ice cream and quite good ice cream. When we visit Lake Sumter Landing we often get one scoop in a cup and sit out on the boardwalk to watch the sun set! You are certainly welcome!

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  3. vancouverstreetblog.blogspot.caNovember 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

    Stunning photos!

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  4. It is a very bold design. And very blue. And very steep. And likely very expensive to go to. Following your links, I really like the idea that it links up well with your public transportation service.
    Great photos and I am glad you did not drop your camera, or yourself, in the process!

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  5. Great building and amazing photos, Grace!

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  6. This Arena series is fantastic. What an amazing structure!

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  7. I can only repeat what the others have written, Grace! The whole series is indeed fantastic and what an awesome place!! Your captures are superb!! Love the BLUE!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  8. I love this series of inside glimpses! How fascinating to read of the eternity puzzle and what an inspiration for the arena architecture. I'm not prone to vertigo usually, but those blue seat shots might've tipped me over, fantastic captures!

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  9. Oh my, that is a bit steep. I'd be holding the hand rail for sure. It really is a gorgeous building. Very modern and very eclectic. I love the colors and all those angles and corners. It's interesting how you start out in the cool blue and go up to the warm wood tones.

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  10. Terrific venue! And you're right about Elton John, keep that roof closed!

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  11. I reckon it will become a icon of Perth i'll just take a little time.

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  12. Great shots, Grace. That does look steep enough that if you tripped you would feel like you could roll to the bottom!

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  13. I think steep angles for the seating makes a large venue feel more intimate and of course you don't have to worry about a tall person in front of you blocking your line of sight. So feel free to get your beehive happening, with no worries for anyone behind you.

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  14. It is very big in the inside and very deep! I would hold myself on the chair all the time looking down.

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  15. Love puzzles. Thank you for your effort and this great tour. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  16. Now a place like that interests me, the angles and the way it's so open.

    It can be a risk, modern architecture, and of course there are times it really backfires...

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  17. Almost need seat belts! Amazing space.

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  18. Picasso would be proud!


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  19. Just as nice on the inside as it is outside.

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  20. I like all those jagged edges.

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  21. l'interieur est vraiment magnifique

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  22. You have taken some tremendous images of this fascinating venue. Your image of the multi faceted mirror is intriguing. Great contrast and colour. I do like the photograph taken from the top of the auditorium traversing through the network of chairs down to the arena. Great depth. One day I will visit Perth and this venue will be high on the list.

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  23. Love all the crazy angles. Very interesting art. Perth is very interesting.

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  24. Wow!! C'est magnifique, Grace. Bisou.
    erika

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  25. Impressive place. Your first photo is as cool as they come.

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  26. II like it! Did you really climb all the way to x?

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  27. This is really neat from the inside.

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  28. Certainly impressive! I agree with you that going down would feel a bit steep and scary!

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  29. That's an amazing arena.....but yes it does seem a bit steep!

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  30. Incredible design! Someone had some amazing vision! An arena that looks like a grand art gallery! Those steep steps would rattle me however!

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  31. It does not disappoint at all—funky cool!

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  32. Très beau reportage Grace . J'aime beaucoup c'est impressionnant !!!

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