Saturday, October 25, 2014

Facades v frontages!



Two very different shots to show the diversity of architecture along St. Georges Terrace. Above the reflection of Central Park, the tallest building in Perth, in the all glass facade of Brookfield Place and below the frontage of Newspaper House, a prominent feature on the terrace back in the 1930's and the former domain of The West Australian until they vacated in the mid 1980's, now home to the Heritage Brasserie, so happy the clock survived. You could spend all day exploring the terrace, from the Barracks Arch all the way down to Government House and gardens and everything in-between! Whatever you're up to this weekend, enjoy.. take care and most of all stay safe. p.s. is this a record number of links? p.p.s. is it just moi who thinks frontage sounds so much more appealing than facade :)






31 comments:

  1. I never thought I would live to see the day that an analog clock looks like something out of the long distant past. Almost, but not quite, as bad as a sundial. :-)

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  2. I love the mix of old and new, done very successfully here. Great that the old clock survived.

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  3. It looks like such a great place for a wander, Grace!

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  4. I'm with you, I like frontage! A great place to wander indeed!! And your captures for day are awesome, you get better by the day!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

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  5. Love the reflections of the clouds in the first shot.

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  6. Amazing sky reflection ... so colourful...and the old clock reminds me London... Lovely photos

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  7. It looks a great street to explore.

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  8. Composition of the first attracts attention.
    :)

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  9. Most of your images make me think that the architecture of Perth is first rate. Frontage? Façade? I dunno.

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  10. That street looks so inviting. I think I would enjoy wandering along, window shopping, taking pictures, stopping for a bite. I might even stop in to that shop and see what's on sale.

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  11. I'd love to come see your architecture but, my, you're a long way away. The city center reminds me a bit of Calgary, but with and ocean and without the cold.

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  12. Hi Grace ... Brookfield Place has certainly gone for the tall and sleek look for its "frontage". We have just returned from several weeks in France and thought we would post some of photos of our travels. Our first also highlights contrasting architecture. Bon Vivant J.

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  13. Knock down that glass house and build a proper one! Disgusting! (not you, the building dear....)

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  14. Your city has some impressive high buildings, looks almost like a real "Manhatten".

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  15. I see the V but I also see the X that marks the spot of a great treasure, a beautiful composition with a awesome reflection... Great idea !

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  16. That´s what I love about Perth, Grace - the perfect mix of old and new architecture! And it´s everywhere there! And, yes, I will take one day, or two, or three....

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  17. Perth looks like a wonderful place to just walk...take in everything....

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  18. There's quite a bit of glass and such in your first shot. Like it. Trying to get my bearings.

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  19. Nice that you captured the reflection of the blue sky and clouds in the top photo.

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  20. I love "Newspaper House", so glad they've kept and remodeled the old building and left that old clock too...

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  21. "Facade" does have some negative connotations.

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  22. The first one makes me giddy in a happy kind of way. The second one merely makes me happy and want to go for a stroll!

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  23. I love, love, love the composition of your first photo, wow!

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  24. The first image with all the BLUE and all the lines is just SUPERB.
    Happy weekend!

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  25. Another example of good architecture and photography! Thank you for your images!

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