Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A man of vision.....


When we were in the city on Friday it gave me the opportunity to snap a few more of the sculptures along St. George's Terrace. On the corner of Spring St.and the Terrace stands a statue of Sir Charles Court by Tony Jones. During his time in the WA Parliament and as the Liberal Premier from 1974 - 1982 Sir Charles would often stroll along this route down the hill from Parliament House (below) to the CBD so it seems a fitting site for his memorial, I'm sure he would have been more than chuffed with this view (below, below) looking down along the terrace. Sir Charles was celebrated for defending the rights of West Australians from the Eastern states and 'didn't mind a fight with Canberra', defending the State's right to manage it's own affairs. We have our State elections coming up next weekend, and for the first time in a long time I can't wait to cast my vote.... Happy Tuesday, take care.....



31 comments:

  1. That is indeed a handsome sculpture Grace and I'd very much enjoy that urban view any day of the week - nice capture!

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  2. I love the modern buildings, this vibrant city with beautiful green around and creative street art!Wonderful sculpture!
    Léia

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  3. I like the walking statue - he looks alive!

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  4. Very striking placement for him too, he has a prime view! That's a nice building in the 2nd shot, I like how its old-timey look mixes with the urban surroundings. (Oh, Lincoln was indeed assassinated by John Wilkes Booth - a disgruntled (to say the least!) actor. Booth was apprehended within a few weeks or so.)

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  5. Like the others, I really like the walking statue and it's placement! Terrific! Great post for the day as always! Have a great week!

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  6. I think that's a marvellous idea for a statue!

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  7. Very good that first shot.....i like that composition.

    Greetings, Joop

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  8. That's a great way to remember him and all the work he did for your region!

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  9. Wonderful "walking" statue. That was a good way to honor this man.

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  10. Great sculpture. And it's so nice to have a politician with a vision. Of course, it depends on the "vision." I don't much like the vision of the majority of our House of Representatives!

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  11. While not in the league of Joh Bjelke Petersen, Court was a very divisive figure. Appears to be a good statue though.

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  12. Excellent sculpture. Love the first and last image. Please have a good Tuesday.

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  13. Terrific sculpture. I like the walking aspect to it.

    Is it life sized, or slightly oversized?

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  14. Makes a change from the usual static offering.

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  15. Cool sculpture...and I love how clean and modern the city backdrop looks!

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  16. They have given him a fine statue and environment.

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  17. Charles Court would have been pleased methinks.

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  18. Oh, bring back the dayswhen politics was about making a difference, not just making it to the next election!

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  19. Fotos muy chulas...un beso desde Murcia.

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  20. It is a nice statue and depicts how he was. There are great statues /sculptures in Perth. I tried to photograph the 5 men walking through history ( can't remember the building ) but It was hard to get them all in the shot with the right light.

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  21. A quite strange but effective location!

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  22. I like this sculpture. Creative to have him in motion like that. Glad you're looking forward to voting!

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  23. Attention, il marche sur un zèbre.

    carefulle, he is waulking on a zebra.

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  24. Et la maison, elle est vraiment penchée ? Concurrente de Pise ?
    And the house, is realy * penchée *?

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