Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The one that got away.....!


It was unusually quiet in the city on Sunday afternoon,..I took these shots from the NTA Cafe in the Carillon City Arcade (below) and although it may not be the 'trendiest' cafe in the city the coffee and snacks are good, most importantly it has a brilliant view down into Forrest Place and the Murray Street Mall.....
The buskers had to work really hard to get any attention..some were more successful than others, balloons were big..  I felt so sorry for the caricature artist below right (cute little pout) that I managed to persuade P to have his portrait drawn..unfortunately (maybe not) by the time we got down there he had packed up..which is probably just as well..large ears, prominent nose come to mind :) Why is it that the guy with the guitar (below) always gets the blonde haha!

Big and little kids were enjoying the new water feature...and then (below) there's 'the shot that got away' :) I had just changed from my 50mm to the long lens to see what I could get up close, when the tres serious photographer below, Nikon slung casually over shoulder, walked into view and ..well I was just too close wasn't I, he had such a great face I almost called over the balcony before my damn reserve stopped me and zip he was gone, sorry Jack and Steffe :) Hope your week has started well, take care.....

31 comments:

  1. Looks like another fun weekend in Perth, Grace!! Love your shots for the day!! I always enjoy the street musicians!! Take care and have a great week!

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  2. You have made us think of all the people photos we could have if only we had more nerve and less decorum.

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  3. Lovely street shots Grace...... good post again.

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. What fun to be with you in Perth :-)



    Aloha

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  5. You had a fun weekend, Grace, I too :)
    Nice street shots, I like especially the photos with the fountain, probably because here it's hot...

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  6. Wonderful pictures for a memorable weekend, full of fun, culture and spectacle.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  7. You're becoming a real street life reporter!

    (Yes, it's the air conditioning that makes the coach drivers keep the engines running. At least, I think so...)

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  8. Winter in Perth looks easy to take, Grace!

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  9. Grace, water games in winter! If I was a bad person, I´d be jealous, non?! ;-) Oh, lucky you! Hope you enjoyed it yourself a bit! 32C today over here, yayyy...

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  10. Looks like a great place to sit and watch what goes on a round you. Have a good week. Diane

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  11. Looks like a fun place to walk around!

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  12. Beautiful shots! It's making me want to go walk around and explore the city!

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  13. There must be a part of you that feels like you are on vacation when you go into town. Fun post. Hope you are feeling 100%!

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  14. No worries. You will find someone else to photograph. Looks like a good spot though for candid snaps.

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  15. A great spot to enjoy your coffee and people watch

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  16. You caught a lot of interesting things on what you describe as a quiet Sunday. And guys with guitar get blondes? Why didn't anyone tell me?

    At least you are thinking about people pix, Grace.

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  17. Musicians always get the girls.

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  18. Great street-scapes Grace ... Buskers add a lovely atmosphere to a place but I wouldn't like to have to live on their takings.

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  19. Interesting place to hang out.

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  20. That cafe balcony would be the perfect spot to people watch. Sorry about your missed opportunity.

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  21. "It was unusually quiet in the city on Sunday afternoon". Sounds like the opening line of a thriller. I'm sure there's more to that caricature than meets the eye.

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  22. Looks like a busy day in the city! I love your pictures, beautiful images!I think these streets musicians are very talented!
    hugs
    Léia

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  23. Tempo di vacanze per me. Un felice agosto a Te ... ciao

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  24. Nice place to hang around. I just liked your pictures.

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  25. Lots of activity going on here for a Sunday! Kids and water.....a perfect combination.

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  26. Doesn't look "quiet" to m...but hey! I live in a small town. I love how these photos show what was happening in Perth on a slow Sunday.

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  27. Thanks, Grace...this was a fun visit to your city; I enjoyed every minute of it. Great slices-of-life in Perth!

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