Wednesday, January 2, 2013

An adventurous sort.....!

So how is 2013 going for you so far? I hope that you had a good New Year, I'm still wondering what happened to 2012, it zipped by way too quickly! It's been a wee bit hot (understatement of the year so far!) to go out and about these last few day, these shots are from two weeks ago, taken on .....yes you guessed it, St. George's Terrace! This three dimensional larger than life bronze sculpture of three men (one would have been an Aboriginal tracker) on horseback led by explorer Alexander Forrest , heading out from this exact spot on one of many exploration trips during the intense development of Perth in the late 1800's, is a favourite, and sits at the main entrance to The Forrest Centre , named in his honour. The shot below is to put it in perspective size and location wise, once again no mention of the sculptor, but it's way too hot to even think about expending energy getting annoyed haha! Happy first Wednesday of 2013, take care and stay safe.....




25 comments:

  1. its still Tuesday here .. happy new year ... keep cool!!!!!

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  2. We will open the book, its pages are blank, write words about ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
    freedom we give up our dreams and we dress in radiant reality.
    Great sculpture and a lot of history behind it.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  3. 2013 is still very younger on this side of the world..Anyway, Happy belated New Year, dear Gracie, and all my best wishes for you and your family!
    Bonne année from France!

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  4. Great sculpture! And, yes, the year is very young and we have time -- although it does fly -- to discover more wonderful things! Have a great new year, Grace, enjoy and stay safe!!

    Sylvia

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  5. A beautiful sculpture with a fascinating historical significance. We spent the late morning watching the Rose Parade from Pasadena. It was the best ever! Between my 10th and 14th year we lived in Los Angeles. We had friends who lived a few blocks from the parade route in Pasadena and they would get out there in the middle of the night to save us a place. We did that a couple of years. It was wonderful! That was a long time ago - over 60 years (psst - don't tell anyone!).

    Usually I tell people to stay warm this time of year, but for you I'll say "Be as cool as you are!"

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  6. Onward! That is a good way to think of the new year, Grace, an adventure with exciting experiences and opportunities not yet revealed. Have a great ride!

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  7. We'll be copping your hot weather down here over the next few days so it'll be time to batten down the hatches and turn up the air conditioning to full blast.

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  8. Onwards to a great year ahead!

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  9. I'm with Jack! A great metaphor for the coming year. On we go.

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  10. Beautiful sculpture and I agree with others, an apt metaphor for the new year ahead. May there be many lovely adventures for us all!

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  11. Your write the year did fly by and the image is the perfect representation.

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  12. New Year's Day was cold here, but not terribly so. Ee went to an exhibit at the art museum we'd been meaning to get to, then down to the riverfront to shoot the people who always water ski in the Mississippi on this day. Then a nap. Back into the wind tunnel at work tomorrow.

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  13. Love that heroic piece. Found myself looking for Perth news. . . Didn't realize your town is so NEW! (Young)


    Aloha & Happy New Year wishes
    from Honolulu,
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  14. This looks like a very classical piece of sculpture. Stay cool Grace. I believe the hat weather is headed our way.

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  15. Bonne et heureuse année 2013, Gracie!
    Sois heureuse et profite bien!
    Gros bisous.

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  16. I think we all need a couple of weeks to come to grips with yet another new year commencing with the old one having zipped by all too quickly.
    The weather has been all over the place over here. One night is chilly the next chokingly hot.

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  17. elle est immense cette fresque

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  18. I'd rather use the train thanks....

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  19. You're right, time flies. The year is on in an instant in time. The sculpture looks great.

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  20. Wonderful sculpture and I second Jack. Great metaphore indeed.

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  21. Impressive details, I love the horse!
    Léia

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  22. Happy to find your blog via Joe in Vegas. My sons just left for an extended trip to Australia w/ 1way plane tic & 1 yr work visas. They're currently in Byron Bay. Perth looks beautiful.

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