Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Changing skyline.....!



When you look across the Swan River from South Perth to the city this is the view.. but see that pile of destruction construction on the foreshore, well that's going to change everything. It'll be a few years yet before we see how Elizabeth Quay changes the skyline of Perth.. I would have preferred lawns rolling down to the foreshore, family friendly cafes, jetty's where boats could adjourn from their travels up the river.. all that is there already, but surely this is a case of more is never enough. I hope that also applies to the sculptures by the sea because.. there's more tomorrow :). Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe....p.s. yesterday was our 100th day without rain, but that could change today!

28 comments:

  1. I was about posting two pics taken from King´s Park - 2006 and 2013, but actually not sooo much has changed from that point of view.
    Really sad, Grace, they´ll "destroy" this beautiful view... XXL, wherever you look.

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  2. I would hate to see this awesome view be lost to "progress"??? But it seems to happen everywhere these days!! Terrific capture -- for now at least!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  3. It's a great view. They shouldn't mess with it!

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  4. The Chamber of Commerce mentality has destroyed much of the U.S. In our wee city that organization keeps clamoring for more businesses, more people, more cars, etc. Ocala's changed drastically in the 9 years we've been here and not for the good. It's beginning to look a lot like Orlando which is a horrible mess, thanks to Disney and his ilk. It's also got the highest crime rate in the U.S.

    Re your question: His name is really Roger, but I like to tease him so I call him Rogier (with a French accent or what passes for one! :))

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  5. I never like change especially if it is for the worse, Grace! It is sunny and +8˚C here today and everyone is smiling but we are to get a big snow storm tomorrow. ;-(

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  6. when ever I hear about new construction, I think about the websites that have photos of abandoned towns and houses that are slowly decaying for whatever reason...I'll never understand why we can't leave well enough alone...hope you have rain soon Grace...sounds like Arizona...when Don and I lived there it mainly rained in the summer when the "monsoons" came and some years there wasn't much water in the summer

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  7. In your photo this ensemble looks good.

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  8. We got some rain yesterday, but it is slowly getting warmer now. Change can be hard to accept sometimes.

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  9. I know the feeling, Grace... I'm disgusted anytime I walk past the current abomination tearing up a public park.

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  10. Urban "development" is often a mixed blessing. On the one hand is more economic activity, but on the other is loss of historic beauty. I enjoyed your photos of the beach sculptures.

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  11. Reminds me a little of Toronto. They say in 10 years, it won't be recognizable as the same city!
    My husband seems to be enjoying Perth so far, at least the evenings are pretty cool!

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  12. Wishing you rain! The older I get, the less I appreciate most developments...

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  13. I have my fingers crossed that you actually got some rain and I understand your consternation about the development completely. I agree with Ciel, as I get older I have appreciation for green space and less for concrete.

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  14. I agree with you green space for enjoyment would be far nicer.

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  15. It is a nice view for a city that is.

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  16. The 'development' everywhere really does get disheartening...And no sign of a let-up sadly! You caught a beautiful view here. I'm wishing you a ton of rain (too bad we can't send you our melting snow:)

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  17. I have the same preference as you Grace - that view has been ours since we made South Perth our stomping ground way back, so many years ago, I daren't say - and I hate to think how much it is going to change! Joy x

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  18. It is a shame when a city on a lake or ocean decides to block access to it by building to the water's edge. I've thoroughly enjoyed your sculptures by the sea.

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  19. I hope you get your rain, Grace. And, while we are hoping, let's hope that the waterfront turns out better than you fear.

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  20. One hundred days without rain. Hard to grasp that. You must have a very reliable flow in the river or big aquifers inland.

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  21. Don't hold your breath for rain!! I won't talk about what C.B. is doing to this state as it gets me all hot under the collar (at least that other twit is in N.S.W.).

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  22. Imagine how much it has changed in 100 years Grace. I like your quip destruction/construction. Cheers J.

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  23. I can only hope that you'll like the result. But sometimes, even when we see things arriving, there's nothing we can do to change them...
    I looked at your below post, those sculptures are really amazing!

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  24. Perth has a distinctive skyline...that I guess will be ever changing. Wonderful view you captured here, Grace. Stay cool!

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