Thursday, December 18, 2014

GPO details and Unexpected Things..



Although it may have taken ten years to complete due to shortages of building material during WW1, the General Post Office has been sitting solidly in the centre of the city since it's completion in 1923, glass skyscrapers rising up all around. Next door, although only eight floors, the Albert Facey building check here (super pic) reflects the PO above alongside a newbie behind.


I like that the Christmas decorations for this old beauty, one of my favourite buildings in the city, are not over the top.. a seasonal wreath in each of the arched windows..


... and angels, wings glinting in the Perth sunshine heralding in a joyeux Noël. I remember when we first came to Perth and I was working in the city, it was such a pleasure to go into the post office, the jarrah floors and fittings were tres grande.. the floors are still there, but the modern day post office takes up very little floor space now.. I wonder what happened to those solid jarrah counter-tops!


The only deer head I'd ever consider putting up on a wall.. designed in Italy, manufactured in Germany from recycled MDF and sold through MIHO Unexpected Things Home Decor.. I might have to find a spot :) More 'unexpected' things tomorrow, one in particular that I'm sure would not be found in 'ye olde England' :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe... p.s. you weren't expecting that were you :)


26 comments:

  1. I too am a fan of the 20th century buildings (I grew up cleaning them with my dad's cleaning service)

    You have a great spirit! Feeling it and appreciating you, G!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  2. It really is a beautiful building! Delightful to gaze upon.

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  3. A beautiful building it is indeed!! Really terrific captures for the day -- as always!!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. Superb photos of this superb structure. They don't make 'em like that anymore. It reminds me of the old post office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  5. Reminds me of how overrun my local post office has been since about a week or two ago. 'Tis the season. :-)

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  6. Nice to see the building retains it's English heritage

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  7. Old buildings are better than new ones....unless they fall down of course.

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  8. I like those deer heads too, Grace

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  9. They are very cool. They could grace my walls too. 'Heads' you win!

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  10. the holiday decorations on the post office are perfect and the unexpected things are so fun. That post office building is beautiful. Your description of the inside make me think about the old post office my home town in Illinois. When I was a kid, I loved going there and hearing the echo of my shoes on the floor in such a grand a huge space.

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  11. Yes, unexpected to say the least but I love them they are so whimsical! If only there was a beautiful post office in V! If only there were tasteful decorations at the P.O....

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  12. de sfeer zit er al heel goed in.

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  13. de sfeer zit er al heel goed in.

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  14. Looks really good Grace !

    I take the opportunity to wish you and your guest a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

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  15. I hate deer heads - no matter if they are left originally,
    been painted of even made of MDF. :))
    But I do like the bird houses though... ;)
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  16. I like the classic old post office building, with its sophisticated Christmas decorations. Very stylish.

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  17. Love the birdhouses and the Christmas decor.

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  18. So nice to see the city looking so festive.

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  19. I love that Post Office building too, it's very grand and beautiful.
    Those "deer" heads are cute.

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  20. Any chance of getting a White Christmas shot of the beautiful building ? ;)

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  21. This might be one of the most beautiful buildings i ve ever seen!

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  22. Again I love how in Perth old and new architecture is mixed so well! But for once I can surprise you, Grace! Those colorful kitsch-items made it´s way here in (our) spring already, March or May.
    So ugly-beautiful :-)

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