Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hot air rising!



Reach for the sky and the tax office will be waiting to bring you back down to earth with a thhhhud! It's a little ironic that the building reflecting blue sky and fluffy white clouds, all pristine white and innocent looking :) is the tax office. If you're wondering why a 20.2mtr high Romanesque bell tower originally built in 1937 is sitting sweet on the corner of William and Francis in Northbridge check the story here.. as 'air-vent' covers go it's pretty grand.. lol, now you have to check it out right! It's a long weekend here, lots going on to celebrate Australia Day on Monday.. will be exhausted by Tuesday :) Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..

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45 comments:

  1. wat jammer dat de schoonheid van z,on mooie toren schijnbaar niet meer meetelt.

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  2. I really like the juxtaposition of the old bell tower against the modern white tax building. Do the bells ring whenever the govt collects?

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  3. Wow, it is a gorgeous building and I wouldn't imagine the tax building being so charming! Your captures of the building and especially the sky and clouds are wonderful.

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  4. These are lovely reflections. Somehow it doesn't come as a surprise that you can't see what goes on in the tax office. What a grand addition to an underground car park!

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  5. Such a strong contrast between the two structures, and beautiful reflections!

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  6. The amazing thing about your great first picture is that the tower is not so old at all!

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  7. I just received a check from Canada. Sold a couple of photos to a production company. Will cost me a small fortune if I go to the bank with it and try and cash it in. I had no idea about that. And that's before the taxman knows about it!, Nice photo here.

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  8. Now that truly is some story, Grace! Actually a wonderful, if expensive, idea! I sure will have a look!
    Happy 'straya-day! After a great weekend :-)

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  9. çok güzel fotoğraflar teşekkür ederim (Türkish language)

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  10. Excellent captures and superb caption!!

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  11. wow! Fantastic lights colors and reflexions! Well done Grace! Beautiful contrast the modern beside the roman building. I have no words! Enjoy the summer Grace!

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  12. These are really brilliant reflections, Grace!

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  13. Amazing capture, superb composition and terrific reflections for the day!! You get better by the day, Grace!! Fun to see Aimees blog as well! I do believe she takes after her Mom!!! I hope you both have a terrific weekend -- and camera in hand, of course!!!

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  14. I love the shots ;-) nice reflections

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  15. Fabulous reflection ! the tower makes me think of Venezia !
    Have a great week-end !

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  16. You are correct. I had to click the link, that I may not have otherwise.

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  17. What great photos - that first one especially! Love all the angles and the sky reflections. And it got me to thinking that the tax office seems to tower over a lot of things! But hey, think about all the good things our taxes provide which we wouldn't want to do without!

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  18. These are beautiful, Grace! Everywhere you look in Perth, you'll find something beautiful, it would seem.

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  19. Neat reflections in the windows. From the title I thought you were going to post photos of politicians talking.

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  20. Stunning juxtaposition - glad they brought Geoff in to oversee the work. The reflections are amazing!

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  21. *Applause*

    Girl you are on a spree of amazements!!!!! Wow



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  22. Unbelievable that I could refer to a large building as pretty. But the skies give this one a wonderful makeover.

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  23. gorgeous skies and great reflection

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  24. fabulous reflections of the sky in the windows

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  25. WOW! Fantastic reflection. Have a lovely weekend.

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  26. Hahaha! Trust the tax office to put a dampener on things!!!

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  27. Churches and related buildings are clearly no longer the largest. Yes times are changing.

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  28. Thanks for posting the link, Grace, as it did seem a bit strange until I read about it. OKAY, it's STILL a bit strange. :)

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  29. A great reflection and a great sky, a bit odd next to the old tower.

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  30. Lovely photos. By the way M has moved into a flat on his own today. Daughters will be visiting regularly but I hope he copes OK with health etc. Have a good day Diane

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  31. Wow! These ARE great shots Mum - I love them

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  32. Country clubs have dues. Civil societies have dues, they are called taxes. For many, taxes are the tail that wags the dog. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  33. That tower certainly makes a huge statement in the contrast between it's classic design and that sleek modern building behind it. I love the story of how it came about. That little photo of what it looked like attached to the original building gives a perspective of it's original look.

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  34. You could also interpret the building as cold and impassive. The tower reminds me of the Campanile in Siena.

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  35. The story of how the bell tower came to be there is quite interesting Grace. I'm glad I clicked on your link! I'm also glad they saved the tower. Those reflections are pretty too!

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  36. What a crackling sky you've got here.

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  37. I had no idea about that tower there, I just thought it was part of an old building that had once stood in that corner, but it was the other way around...
    Have a great Australia Day Grace!

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  38. What an absolutely beautiful picture

    Mollyxxx

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  39. This sky and the reflections are amazing! I love the perspective of the first shot!

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  40. Sterling reflections. It feels like we're looking through the windows at the clouds.

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  41. Grace, the contrast between the older building and the modern one is terrific.

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