Monday, August 26, 2013

Industrial arch.....


Ok so it's not the St. Louis Gateway Arch shown to us from so many unique aspects most Thursdays by proud new grandad Bob Crowe and it's probably a wee bit extreme to use it as an indication as to the state of my kitchen right now..close though :) but it definitely is one of the signs that Perth is developing at an ever increasing pace....could this prime spot in the heart of the CBD on Murray St. be the future location of Top Shop just one of the many fashion labels joining the rush to take advantage of Perth's growing population and economy?
For those of you who read about Perth here regularly, you will know how much j'adore St. George's Terrace which runs parallel with the Swan River.. apart from the 'fabulousness' of the terrace itself, the glimpses of the river as you cross each street are an added bonus alas soon to be obliterated by the...wait for it! RANT ALERT :) the hideously pretentious Elizabeth Quay project due to be completed 'sometime' in the far future....
I took the shot below last month on a dull rainy day from the top of Kings Park and couldn't help thinking how wonderful it would be to stand here and view a softer 'sweeping down to the river' family friendly environment more suited to Perth's much loved and enticing 'laid back' image..ah but that's moi, a true romantic at heart :) It's been a while since we've done any serious renovations, I'd forgotten exactly how frustrating it can be, it'll be a few weeks yet before I can show you the results..I'm sure you've all knocked down a dividing wall at some point.what an amazing difference it makes oui! Looking forward to catching up, hope your week has started well, take care.....



25 comments:

  1. I so dislike construction. Here we have empty buildings and people just keep building more.

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  2. No identifications, since ours is taller, sound and stainless steel. I'm glad, though, not to see your kitchen. I remember what we went through four years ago.

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  3. That is a different arch but makes a great photo! Looks like there is lots of development going on. Some old apartment blocks are being demolished here in Kuantan to make way for an extension to a shopping mall!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  4. Those buildings on the background got my attention, I love the modern architecture and glasses!Perth is an amazing modern city!I hope to visit there someday.Adelaide is also in my list here because Cezar lived there. :)
    Hugs
    Léia

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  5. Perth is a huge building place and I love the analogy with Bob's arch photos! I would have loved to see your kitchen evolve! :-)

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  6. My goodness Grace. Things are sure happening in the West. That top photo looks like a huge mechano set.

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  7. Gosh, they are building the future right around us!.

    Marmalade? Yes, please! Reno? Not so much; hang in there



    ALOHA, Friend
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

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  8. A messy kitchen is never any fun. Always fun to shoot building sites, I enjoy seeing the changes in my area, and in other places as well.

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  9. A very ambitious plan Perth has for its city I see. What a mess. The arch is funny :)

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  10. I remember our kitchen reno, what a mess, no walls came down though...
    I'm also not too sure about the Elizabeth quay project, when the lovely green expanse between the river and the city was removed...

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  11. Hope your renovation goes smoothly, Grace!

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  12. Another constrution on the city heart?

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  13. That is quite a large crane working there!

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  14. I hope that both Perth and you will be happy when all works of all kinds will be finally over!

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  15. I could be ranting quite a bit too about some of the construction work being done in my neck of the woods.

    As always, good shots!

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  16. Looks like a never-ending construction zone. But you'll have some fancy new buildings and venues which will make your city even more fun!

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  17. The shot from the top of King's Park.... really love that!

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  18. Love that 'arch': an unusual shot!

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  19. I heard something negative about St Georges Terrace the other day, with it been described as having bad wind tunnel aspects because of the way the high rise buildings were designed and built. It was only used as an example of the way high rise buildings are now built, not using the knowledge gained and used in the construction of New York high rise buildings constructed in the early twentieth century. Our place and the neighbouring highrises create a shocking wind tunnel effect.

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  20. Construction is - it seems - always frustrating. Looks like Perth is experiencing some of the same growing pains Toronto is.

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  21. Nice when politicians give away the people's future to their friends. The results last forever.
    Hope the kitchen comes out as magical as you imagine. Ours is.

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