Monday, January 14, 2013

Festival of the Belly Button, then and now.....


Taken on the 29th of May 2011 

When I took this shot way back in 2011 there was much controversy about the cost and design of the new Perth Arena. It was definitely needed, but because of the clearly radical style seen right from the beginnings of the build many called it an eyesore and worse. I had doubts myself, but watching it's progress and development into something quite unique, seeing the way it has brought the people of Perth together for concerts and sporting events has been inspiring. This just might be Perth's iconic building, it's already known around the world and my musings for the theme are this:  never make hasty judgements before the final curtain call, change can be scary but that's not always a bad thing, keep an open mind..deep huh!! Click here to view other contributions to the CDP Festival of the Belly Button.

Taken on opening night 10th November 2012

32 comments:

  1. Fabulous example of change - for you and for Perth Grace! Thought of you yesterday when I saw a black swan (rare here) on a lake in Cheshire...

    ReplyDelete
  2. sometimes think that the designs are too avant-garde, but then we see that this design can give a different and original to our villa.
    A similar case in Spain was the Guggenheim in Bilbao.
    A hug.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think it's pretty awesome and definitely a great example of change! Terrific capture for the day! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very beautiful, Perth! Very wise, Friend!
    Aloha sweetie

    ReplyDelete
  5. Deep indeed! And a bit of change between the photos.

    ReplyDelete
  6. i like it. i like modern architecture as long as it doesn't send old architecture into oblivion.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Quite an amazing building.
    About your question about my beach photo, yesterday: it's 3 shots with 3 different exposures, combined in one. One of the 3 photos was slightly blurred, which explains the... confusion. This is called HDR, or High Definition Range photography.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The end result after the construction is fabulous.

    Greetings,
    Filip

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a huge change over that time period! It's great for a city to have an exciting event location.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Keeping an open mind is hard but it is something many of us need to learn. I have enjoyed your images from this important new Perth building.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes, certainly an impressive building.

    Please have a good new week ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think it's beautiful at night. Yep, gotta keep an open mind, that's for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Attractive at night that's for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a massive change is hard for so many people to appreciate.

    ReplyDelete
  15. It's architecture is quite interesting and when lit at night is quite pretty, I think!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great 'then' and 'now' pics, Grace. From the first pic, I can see why there was trepidation about the structure. And, from the second pic, I can see why the community has been won over. It's a beautiful building -- especially at night.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Still not sure that I like it - the building not the photos.

    ReplyDelete
  18. A lovely example of how change is a good thing, even if one might not realize it at first! Fascinating to see it so different before and after, I do like it!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think it's an awesome design!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love the blue Grace ... wonderful all lit up at night ... very Perthish!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like so much this modern structure and thanks for showing the night shot,the blue light is wonderful!
    Léia

    ReplyDelete
  22. It sure is something to be proud of. Perth is really steaming ahead.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great to see the contrasts in these two shots. That metallic blue in the second one is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. It's great. I followed the construction of The Zenith Hotel here in Kuantan, and it's great to see the growth over time of a structure like this brilliant arena!
    Duncan In Kuantan

    ReplyDelete
  25. I hadn't heard about this building, it looks like something that belongs in Melbourne. I love the way you have captured the blue. I reckon without that blue the building would be a tad dull.

    ReplyDelete
  26. A good message to remember. I feel sure this building will be enjoyed for years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  27. It's such a beautiful building and will be a landmark for years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  28. A good message to think about. Gorgeous blue!

    ReplyDelete
  29. It's an eye sore when it's being built, but the end product is worth it.

    We had a new convention centre built here a couple of years ago along the Rideau Canal, replacing the old one. I'd seen sketches of the anticipated final product, which features a four story layout and a massive curving glass wall. That looked worthwhile, and it turned out to be so, but during construction, the whole thing looked chaotic.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...