Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mechanical giraffes.....!


Where there's two there's usually a herd grazing nearby n'est pas? We went down to Fremantle for lunch yesterday so it's possible that a 'nautically' themed week may lie ahead :) Fremantle Harbour is the busiest port in WA and these 'giraffes' were poised and waiting to unload the many sea containers that come into port every day. Even though there was a long line of ships waiting in Gage Roads there was only one ship actually in port..haven't heard about any strike action so I'm not sure why that was. Btw the weather forecast for yesterday was rain with the chance of storms...I rest my case, the weather is definitely being 'outsourced' :) Happy Thursday, take care.....p.s. isn't that a great spot to sit and read in the bottom shot!

31 comments:

  1. Great shots for the day! That would be an ideal place to sit and read!! Hope your week is going well, Grace! I'm having computer problems again -- I can access my blog to comment, but not to add any posts???? Google is apparently having more problems today! Just hope none of us lose our blogs!!

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  2. Me too Sylvia, looking forward to when you're up and running again!

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  3. Nice pictures! Yes it's a wonderful spot to sit there and watch it all happen in the distance.

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  4. The sky and water look fabulous in the last shot. I could easily read a whole book sitting there!

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  5. Great photos! I love harbors and ports. There is so much to see and usually so much going on there.

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  6. They're strangely beautiful Grace. And your giraffe description is spot on!

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  7. I especially love that bottom photo, Grace. Great spot and beautiful image.

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  8. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks these large cranes look like giraffes. And, yes that is a great spot for reading however I personally wouldn't sit to close to the edge. Beautiful blue skies!! What does the weatherman know?

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  9. I'd spend hours and hours down at the harbour! Love the giraffes, we call them "crapauds" (toads) in harbour slang for some reason...

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  10. Now that you mention it... they do look like giraffes! Great shots Grace :-)

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  11. It is ridiculous I know but I could happily sit there for hours watching those comings and goings.
    How sad is that?

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  12. Really looks like giraffes!

    Haha, yep, oui, Grace, outsourced to Germany your rainy weather is! ;-)

    I´ve been (by chance) on the USS Constellation in 1999 in Freo btw! That was interesting! And after being in your country some 7 months, we tried to go the "wrong" way (left) onto the US-carrier, like all of "the other" Aussies :-))

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  13. Great series of shots. It is a herd indeed. Nice spot in the winter sun to read.

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  14. I've never seen mechanical giraffes look so picturesque! I *would* love to sit on that last shot, drink in the vista... I love all those blues!

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  15. The volume of cargo hoisted by those cranes must be enormous Grace.

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  16. yes! I see them!



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  17. Makes for a very different skyline Grace ....it's a mechanical world.

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  18. Got to admit they do like a bit like giraffes. Either that or our minds run in the same rut! :)

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  19. yeah they look so much like giraffes!!!

    someday I want to visit Australia and Perth too!!

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  20. Wow, they really do look a lot like giraffes! Cool photos.

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  21. love this .. and if you've mot seen this .. you must: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9zCEMEDWX0

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  22. I would love to sit there and read...watch the ships come in, boats pass by ...I can almost hear the sea gulls!Happy Friday to you!

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  23. We have one left in Stockholm that is painted as a giraffe.

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  24. Interesting images and perfect title!

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  25. Yea looks like Mechanical Dinosaur too :)

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