Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pop up paradise.....!



Imagine this..  the sun going down on a warm balmy evening in Perth.. picket fencing, palm trees, astro turf and just for fun pink flamingo's!  One of the whimsical 450 events happening in Perth during Fringe World.. a month of 'Rooftop Movies' under the stars. Held on the rooftop of the Roe St. carpark in Northbridge it could easily be described as a surreal experience. The projection 'room' above is a vintage caravan as are the food and beverage vans behind.. vintage movie chairs and yes, plastic shopping baskets for light 'shades' complete the look, tres chic :)



The film begins when the sun goes down, and to be honest it doesn't really matter what movie is playing..  lounging there under the stars with the city skyscrapers just a stone's throw away IS 'the experience'.. Being high up the cool breezes are a welcome relief on a 35C humid day, some people were snuggled in blankets.. it wasn't that cool :) and to think that for most of the year this disappears and all that is left is a carpark rooftop, crazy oui! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.....


33 comments:

  1. That's a curious projection booth to say the least! And what a setting for a movie viewing!

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  2. I am beginning to think that Perth is quite the happening city . . .

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  3. This looks like a great idea. To be outdoors at night when things are cooler is a great way to enjoy the city life. A good movie with good friends:)

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  4. Now how COOL is that!! I love it!! Like Jack, I definitely think that Perth is a "happening city"! Fun captures for the day, Grace!

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  5. Sure beats the rain we're having

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  6. Don't think it would be such fun with our climate.

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  7. I love it...! I think I would be so excited seeing the view and being in that warm air that I would probably miss the film.

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  8. Oooh, I love watching outdoor movies at night! Though at the moment, it would be a bit too eventful here, with falling tree branches from ice storms and such:)

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  9. I would love that, Grace! And your pics give us a hint of the atmosphere.

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  10. Sounds interesting, well done Perth. Have a good week. Diane

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  11. Oh I love seeing movies outdoor! I like the lamps here!
    Great!

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  12. Oh yes. Can you imagine an open air cinema on the palace roof? No. Neither can I. So there I go being jealous again (though not of the above 30 temp!)

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  13. P.S.: I forgot the most important: check VDP's extra post!

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  14. P.P.S.: me again! Re. your question! It would depend on traffic of course but I imagine that going from the Eiffel Tower to the palace shouldn't take more than about 30 minutes if you aren't stuck in a traffic jam.

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  15. What a fantastic idea! I love it. That is certainly one that could be done here. I reminds me of when I was working in Chicago and they had movies in Grant Park during the summer. It wasn't on a roof but you really did have a fantastic view of the high-rise buildings all around you. I loved it.

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  16. Wow what a neat evening, I can't wait until it is warm again.

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  17. That looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing it with us. The pink flamingos and palm trees would be right at home here in Florida!

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  18. While we have lots of outdoor and rooftop cinemas, that one looks particularly good. The shopping bag lights are inspired.

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  19. The low light is beautiful. We have some venues with outdoor movies in the summer but I never get to any. *&$%# work.

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  20. What a terrific setting for a movie Grace. I remember seeing Sherlock Holmes in the Botanic Gardens with the trees swaying and the bats flying overhead. It really seemed to add to the scenes of dark, grungy and foggy London in the movie. Great experience.

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  21. What a fabulously amazing experience - watching a movie on a roof top auditorium !

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  22. ...." it doesn't really matter what movie is playing" was exactly what I was thinking before reading it, Grace! Awww this sure beats our rooftop-beach. Awesome setting! Lucky you, enjoy :-)

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  23. What a great idea. You photos captured the event well.

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  24. Wonderful setting for a movie. I have been up there in that car park taking photos, but have never been to a movie session there. Will need to go an experience that!

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  25. What a quirky fun idea. It must have been a great experience.

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  26. This looks so nice to sit there at a warm summer evening and watching a movie, lucky you.

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  27. that is soooo cool and now i want to move to perth!

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  28. Rooftop Movies looks like a lot of fun.

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  29. That is utterly the coolest! Perth is a fantastic place. If I wasn't so old, I'd hop a plane.

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  30. You clearly live in an amazing city! It's beautiful, in a gorgeous setting and there always seems to be something going on. What a great evening, sitting there watching the sky, they skyline and a movie.

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  31. Oh, I wish we could have been there to experience this! How awesome! And great photos.

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  32. Amazing evening, and wonderful images of lights! Arianna

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