Monday, February 2, 2015

ROA.. Platypus behind the wire!



Spotted on the wall of the original Foundry building of the old Midland Railway Workshops now the Midland Atelier, an amazing facility, unfortunately closed yesterday (Sunday) when we went in search of this piece by Belgian artist ROA. The platypus, created to look as if it is weaving its way through its natural environment, is the fifth work around Perth that I've shown by ROA on the blog.. there are murals by this amazing artist all over the world, check out his work here and see if you can spot a piece that might be in your city. I can tell you when you come across one it will be an amazing experience.


It wasn't an easy shot, you can see below just how far I was from my prize and probably I should have waited and come back when the facility was open but couldn't be sure when that would be.. and after coming all this way out to Midlands it was impossible to resist a ROA :) A new week begins, happy Monday, take care and stay safe...p.s. did I mention it was storming in Perth last night, rain and all.. luvverly :)


36 comments:

  1. That's great. For some odd reason, it looks like a prison to me though!

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  2. I do love all of these huge murals that you've shared with us, Grace!! So fun and colorful! I bet they will be missed!! Hope you're enjoyed a great weekend!!

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  3. You did well to get this shot, Grace. I would love to see one of his works!

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  4. Oh my goodness. You must be a contortionist to have taken this shot! Well, I'm glad you did, though. :)

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  5. Sunny shots! Delicious rain, and art, and playtys! What a great town. They even have a YOU!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  6. That's quite a mural. I don't think we have anything from this artist in our little town. Maybe in the future!

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  7. A better than average mural, you did well to get such a great shot of it, eve to have spotted it!

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  8. You were a long way away, good shot. It's a brilliant mural. What does ROA mean Grace?

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  9. Very cool. It is a time when shooting a big croppable image is an advantage.

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  10. Great mural...I hope the storm cooled it off a bit.

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  11. Tricky shot to get, great mural though

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  12. Brilliant. Not static, alive and blended to the building. It is a very fine piece.

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  13. If I, a complete stranger in Perth, walked around a corner and saw this I'd wonder what you put in the city water.

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  14. A sweet 'creature' - caged. Great storm last evening, rain at last!

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  15. So Perth is a very artistic place! well done to the artist!!!
    Have a nice week!

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  16. ROA's works are wonderful! Well done for spotting it so far away...

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  17. It is a fascinating mural. You must be the best mural hunter.

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  18. That is one great painting, or mural. This location is rather unusual. Good find.

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  19. So glad you were persistent and found the right angle Grace. Bravo!

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  20. Great shots, Grace! Oh, do I hope the weather stays like this. So love to hear the rain on the tinned roof we´ll have com Wednesday (thank you again for the lift-offer! Our friend B works at the airport, so it makes sense he brings us home, he lives in the North as well. It may be we have no internet access btw, only a new, blank cellphone and I do not have your number yet...)

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  21. I looked through some of his works via the link. Wow! I find his animals really impressive. It seems there are a few works of his here in Berlin. You've got me off on another assignment now! :)

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  22. Very good mural and a nice effect of depth by using the brick columns as foreground. I like it but it deserves a better place for viewing.

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  23. I love that first photo but I do like street art......got a board for it on pinterest! Suzy, new follower x

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  24. Wow, you did a great job in photographing this one from every corner.

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  25. Nicely photographed in difficult conditions. I must say that a platypus seems to be an unusual subject for a mural.

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  26. Thanks for the link to view his vast oeuvre. The platypus is engaging but his face looks a little cartoonish. But I confess to being ignorant about platypuses. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural. Continue to take care around lightning.

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  27. I must say that I don;y know much about platypus. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  28. You managed to take a fantastic photo! What an amazing talent this guy is.

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