Overload of pictures alert! This post is for anyone who is fascinated by and appreciates old photographs as much as I do, give me a c18'anything and I'm hooked :) it was impossible to choose only one or two to put up, we've all been there right! Yesterday we had coffee at The Old Brewery which in years gone by was The Swan Brewery. Now a sleek and modern functions/restaurant venue with fabulous views over the Swan River to the city, the walls were laden with reminders of it's rich heritage and past life. I've started with my favourite shot of 'Dandy and Star' on the way to the Perth Royal Show, and below.. my what a big vat of brew :)
Absolutely adore the images below showing the first Perthites cooling off in the river on quite possibly a 42C day exactly like we've been experiencing over the last few weeks.. you can see the beginning of what is now Mounts Bay Road at the bottom of Mount Eliza which is part of Kings Park..
Below the 'carters' trucks loaded up and ready to deliver! Producing images has been going on since the pinhole camera was used as a drawing aide ... but I do believe we owe George Eastman a huge posthumous thank you for giving us the first Kodak and the roll of film to put in it :) I hope you enjoy these images and links to early Perth as much as I did.. I'll show you what the brewery looks like after it's restoration next week. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.....p.s. catch up today!