Friday, June 6, 2014

Birds eye view...



You might have guessed already what part of the view from the Bell Tower (yesterday) would be.. a progress report on Elizabeth Quay (click and scroll down to see how the finished project will look). Although my least favourite development around the city at the moment even I have to admit that it does look pretty impressive 'in theory' and am trying to be a little more open minded about it.. did I really just say that :).
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This is the city skyline as it is now, will come back and take this view from time to time as the project develops.. it's estimated that parts of the new area will be usable by spring 2015, we'll see! Walking on round the viewing deck and looking to the right the view down Riverside Drive that hopefully will not be on the agenda for change, that could push me over the edge :) Was a bit of a grey day.. Happy Friday, take care...


32 comments:

  1. Still a lot to do, but it's a massive project! I do hope it will revitalize the city as they say...

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  2. It doesn't look too bad but let's wait and see! The next generation won't even remember what it was like before!

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  3. That last image is the ideal, I think.That's too good to destroy.

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  4. I love the last image, but it does take a long time to get there!! A massive project indeed! Great captures as always!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  5. I agree with Revrunner. The last image is my favorite!

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  6. Wow... looks like that area will be under construction for quite some time to come.

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  7. That view from the bell tower is super. I did smile all the way through reading your thoughts...wasn't exactly sure what you were going to say :). The last image is a must to leave untouched. Great view!

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  8. Giving life to a town building works always helps to give a promising future.

    Tomás.

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  9. Phew, for a moment there I thought someone had moved south and started to strip mine Perth itself. A sequence of before, during and after shots will be interesting when completed!

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  10. The last picture is like a breath !

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  11. Somehow I knew where we heading today, Grace! The same kind of development is taking place along the lakeshore in our harbour and it seems impossible to stop it.

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  12. Impressive.
    Your beautiful city even more attractive. With admiration I look at it.

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  13. Hmmm. Dunno. Somehow the "end-product" looks a lot futuristic and reminds me a tad of Dubai. Like... not Perth anymore?
    Barrack Street sure needs a redo, though.
    Well, let´s see how it looks like in Feb...
    Glad you can befriend what can´t be stopped, Grace.

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  14. That's a great skyline, and once the work is completed it will be even better.

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  15. I hope it turns out as close to what you'd like as possible Grace :)

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  16. Gosh what a super town Perth is!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  17. It does look like things are getting done, but for the moment, it's a scar on the face of the city.

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  18. Here's hoping it works out for Perth.

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  19. I love the big pine tree in that last shot. Gret

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  20. Oops, I hit enter too soon, great view too.

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  21. Right now it looks like a quagmire with cranes. I do hope it turns into an asset for the city.

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  22. I always have an unaccountable fascination with building sites. It amazes me how quickly it all comes together these days and how rapidly we forget what was there before.

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  23. I hope it works out to be worth it.

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  24. I haven't followed this thread, but it's obvious that you are having ambivalent feeling about this project. I hope that it works out well for your city!

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  25. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.

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  26. I hope it turns into something that will make the city proud. Right now it looks like a bit of a scar.

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  27. It looks vast. Hope the end result is something everyone can enjoy...look forward to your next progress report Grace.

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  28. If the before shot looked like that last shot....I can feel your pain! love the mixture of pines and palms.

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  29. I hate to see a favorite area change so dramatically...I feel your discomfort!!!

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  30. If the intimate, appealing character of Perth is retained, then I guess progress is a positive thing. But if city administrators just want a mask to keep in with the profiles of other cities, then progress may be a loss. I guess I am thinking of our emerging The Nepean in Dromana - a fancy resort in the heart of my village by the bay. Going upmarket here will kill the whole charm of our world - and so many believe this. Another resort not far from The Nepean is on hold for now. There are are no buyers. Yippee.

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  31. That is one huge project! 2.6 Billion!
    Developers will build on every last piece of available land if we let them. Sometimes, it's a good thing and sometimes it's bad. I have to admit that this is pretty impressive looking. I hope it does what they expect.

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