Saturday, June 1, 2013

The beauty of decay.....


Perry's Cottage, or what's left of it was built in 1850 and sits in what's known as Perry's Paddock named after Jack Perry a grazier who bred race horses here at the turn of the century. People from Perth would come here for 'picnic race days', nowadays it's just fifteen minutes down the freeway to the city, but back in those days it would have been a bit of a trek, how fascinating to imagine the scene back then! Below just a stones throw away is the 'bunkhouse' not the original, this one built in the 1990's, but together with the cottage and 'linhay' (new word for me) above (aka the pile of rubble!) are representative of the lifestyle of the early European settlers. The property changed hands a few times before it became part of Yellagonga Regional Park in 1997, I haven't explored this park nearly enough and hope to put that to rights really soon. Click here to view all participants of this theme day, looking forward to it! Have a great weekend, take care.....

40 comments:

  1. Muy buenas imagenes...un beso desde Murcia...

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's a new word for me too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. A lot of history residing here, I'm sure. I love the sun light you captured in the second photo.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Brilliant post. Wonderful colours (sky) but... it looks like a jail!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful images, especially the first with a touch of "age"! Arianna

    ReplyDelete
  6. Everything in Perth seems so clean and fresh, you must have had to struggle to find some decay!

    ReplyDelete
  7. For half a second I wondered if the sun was rising or setting. Then I remembered whose blog I was reading. Linhay is a new word to me too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great theme post subjects Grace and stunning photography. Love those skies.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yes the sky is lovely Grace, very moody.
    I'm surprised to see such a historic site in Perth. I've never visited but always had in my mind that nothing prior to 1950 still existed.
    I'm glad to see that I was wrong.

    ReplyDelete
  10. There really is beauty in decay, especially in these captures! I love trying to imagine the life this must have had once. Those skies are sublime, sigh. (Sigh again:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. love your second shot
    great weekend do you too
    anni

    ReplyDelete
  12. A lovely snippet into yester-year with it's aged stone & beautifully rusted iron .... perfect for "Beauty of Decay"

    ReplyDelete
  13. Interesting shots and history, Grace. I look forward to seeing of this place.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Another theme day already. I am not prepared. Time to search the archives.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I wonder do other countries have as many deserted ruins as Australia? Lucky for us - I can't get enough of crumbling stonework and rusting metal! Happy winter!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I particularly like the second picture. Everything changes, everything goes in cycles. One day the gleaming towers of downtown Perth will be viewed in the same way. No one knows what will replace them.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Basic house, provides all you need.
    You made real good pics out of those.

    ReplyDelete
  18. What an interesting bit of back ground info....and a new word too :). Like that! Great shots. Fun that someone is also taking a photo in your top shot. Beautiful, beautiful sunset, Grace. Amazed that Perth has a building (or rubble) dating back to 1850. Impressed!

    ReplyDelete
  19. That pile of bricks is pretty sad.

    ReplyDelete
  20. beautiful .. a perfect interpretation of the theme!

    ReplyDelete
  21. "Picnic race days" sounds like a very pleasant pastime.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful in its decay. I 'm sure the park must be beautiful and will be worth a visit or two.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I like the new word and your awesome pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Interesting background info and like the out building in the low light.

    ReplyDelete
  25. How nice that this is now part of a park... love the sunset you captured, too!

    Bises,
    Genie

    ReplyDelete
  26. You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked these for today.

    ReplyDelete
  27. The sky makes it almost romantic!
    V

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great post and the colours in the second photo are beautiful.
    Enjoy your Sunday..

    ReplyDelete
  29. it is an interesting 'pile of rocks'!
    and as everyone else has noted, the decaying daylight is beautiful, too.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Very nice photos, but not sure I would like those bars on the windows.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I just want to say "Yellagonga" over and over. What a mellifluous name. Your second photo is quite touching.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wonderful post, and very nice photos! I especially like the light in the second one.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Great photo of the bunkhouse, love the little square of light shining through it.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Both shots are beautiful but the one on top is brilliant, it looks like a painting! I just love this image, Grace.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great post dear Grace!The sky color is breathtaking!
    Léia

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...