Saturday, August 31, 2013

Quo Vadis..'the place to be'.....!


St.George's Terrace reflected in the main entrance to the QV1. My favourite story re the naming of this 40 storey building is from an Anonymous insider and start's like this.....

 'During the late 1980s a gathering of suits (of de rigueur Enlightenment progeny - not pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic) around a Perth boardroom table were pondering the naming of a 60,000 sqm NLA tower being built in St. George's Terrace, when one suit mumbled...

and ends like this..click the above link if you're interested in the middle bit :))

Thereafter a highly influential suit (who has since been banished from The Terrace) spoke across the table with a tone not dissimilar from that of an English lecturer conducting a tutorial for the benefit of convict progeny: "Well actually chaps that is a Latin phrase which translates in English to: The place to be. "After which the collective response was: " Brilliant - thank you Mr. XYZ ,......... now we know what to name it... the number one place to be...QV1"..

Ah! so many tales from the Terrace! Sorry I haven't been around much this week, things to organize re kitchen reno..looking forward to catching up, have a fab weekend, take care.....  linking here to James's weekend reflections

29 comments:

  1. Wonderful, colorful reflections for the day, Grace!! Hope the kitchen is coming along well!! Know you'll enjoy having it finished!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Love this trio of colours ;) Arianna

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  3. Good photo with nice colors.

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. The place to be has a certain ring to it!

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  5. Beautiful colorful and clever design.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  6. Very complicated picture, like an abstract painting.. Great shot!
    Have a nice week-end!

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  7. What an interesting pic, Grace! Looks like there is a lot going on around there. Good luck with the kitchen!

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  8. I love your photo (and the gossip:-)
    You have been missed, actually. Understandable.
    Have a sweet weekend


    Aloha


    Aloha

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  9. Difficult photo, have to look twice to figure out what I am seeing. Wish you all the best with the renovations of the new kitchen!

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  10. Nice shot! The colors,lines, shapes and reflections are a feast for the eyes.

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  11. Grace, you are such a tease. The photo is a lovely abstract.

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  12. There is a lot doing on in this shot. Just like your kitchen, I think. Have a great weekend, Grace.

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  13. That was an amusing story. Love the abstract photo.

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  14. I love the colors! Abstract's not normally my thing, but I love anything with bold colors!

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  15. So many beautiful details in this picture. Love the reflections, very artistic shot!
    Léia

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  16. That´s a great pic, Grace - can´t wait to be there, guess I´ll have to bring my "good" cam, huh?

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  17. What a strange installation ! But it is perfect to catch some stunning reflection, obviously !

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  18. Not only amazing photo but amazing place with amazing photo opportunity!

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  19. A funny looking place with a nice history...

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  20. hahahaha! named by committee!

    My sons left Jindabyne yesterday, headed to the Great Ocean Road then the Great Australian Bight to see the whales breaching. They now have $6k between them and a car so, if the car holds up, they're golden. They are so excited! If they get to Perth, I'll let you know and ask for tips.

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  21. Fantastic! Great composition, Grace.

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