Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Glimpses of Government House...



I find it almost impossible when passing Government House on St. Georges Terrace not to take a few more shots of this splendid edifice, I must have hundreds of them in every season, but I think my favourite time is now, in spring when the jacaranda trees are in full bloom around the city and here in the gardens. Government House has had quite the struggle to get to where it is now safely sitting on the heritage list.. post war it was in danger of being demolished to make way for urban renewal, can you imagine, quelle horreur! Once again thanks to people power it survived and flourishes. Will head into the gardens at some point soon to show you how lovely it is. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


30 comments:

  1. dat is een geweldig mooi gebouw maar ook zeer mooi op de foto gezet.

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  2. Some things are well worth photographing on many an occasion. This building is a beauty.

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  3. An amazing building in a perfect location!

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  4. Reasonable accommodation for the Governor to Lord it over the peasants.

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  5. I can't imagine thinking of tearing this down!

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  6. What an awesome and beautiful place!! I can surely understand taking lots of photos!! Thanks as always for sharing, Grace!! Hope your week is going well!! Sending a hug and lots of good thoughts!!

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  7. That government house is beautiful and what a shame if it had been demolished. Thank goodness that wiser heads and hearts prevailed.

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  8. Oh well the second one is a bit more than just a glimpse :-) but I love the glimpses too, so lush!
    For some odd, totally unexplainable reason, it suddenly looks a bit like the Tower of London to me!

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  9. Glad it will be there to sing for many years to come!




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  10. I would be the same way if I were to see it on a regular basis! Beautiful grounds as well!

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  11. Anyone even considering demolishing this marvellous building should be gaoled.

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  12. What a lovely piece of architecture.

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  13. What a crime tearing it down would be. Nice shots.

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  14. Thank goodness for people power!! Pity we can't do the same for other stuff that is going on in this beautiful city of OURS right now!!!

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  15. It is a lovely building. How could anyone contemplate pulling it down other than greedy developers. The Jacaranda is pretty with the building peeping through.

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  16. It is such an impressive building Grace. I couldn't resist a photo if I were walking by.

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  17. Jacaranda has got to be my favorite spring time tree too and framing this lovely building, it's especially beautiful.

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  18. I love that architecture. Nice shots!

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  19. That jacaranda is so special, I saw that for the first time in your country, had never seen it before.

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  20. Luckily it survived demolition. People in the Greater Toronto Area are much to quick to destroy old buildings and I fear it may also be the same in Perth. The Government House is way to wonderful to destroy!

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  21. I'm glad it wasn't pulled down, it's a beautiful building and the Governor is lucky to live in such a grand place and beautiful gardens.

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  22. Grace, you made me look up "edifice" :-) Never heard that word before!
    Yes, Perthies are quite strong-minded. Good thing this beautiful piece of history is still around!

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  23. That's a beautiful old building Grace, thank heavens it wasn't demolished...

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  24. Much more creative design than what is seen in the USA. Beautiful.

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  25. It is quite a striking place, Some nice places were demolished in the days when "urban renewal" was in vogue. Lucky that this place was spared.

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  26. What a grand building. Looks so much like a chateau.

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