Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The new, the old and a Christmas tree...



It must be true.. the tree is up in the city, Christmas is nigh :) Seen above looking through the sculpture officially titled 'the Bio Morph' but affectionately known as 'the Cactus' or sometimes 'the organism', try saying that after a few drinks :) the tree is sitting pretty in Forrest Place. 'Good public art generates conversation and debate', there was a great deal of debate when it went up four years ago but now it's a familiar part of the the city-scape..


The clock on the Town Hall below tells you exactly where I was at noon a few days ago :) Completed in 1870 this is another old gem that would have been lost if it hadn't been for people power.. in the 1890's the city council wanted to knock it down and build something grander.  Although Perth city is growing and developing rapidly the blend of old and new is still visually pleasing. Are the Christmas decorations up in your city yet? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


33 comments:

  1. Well it is green though the tree looks odd

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  2. Strange for me to think of Christmas with that kind of weather! The hall really stands out beautifully.

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  3. The Perth warmth is radiating right through my computer screen. Love it. Wonderful square with a similar cone tree to the one we have here in Coventry and we have a water feature like yours outside the Cathedral too. Too cold here to have a splash, I think.

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  4. Nice shot through that sculpture! I liked the sculpture from the first time I saw it on your blog. And I like the tree. Festive is important!

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  5. I've liked that sculpture since you first showed it to us too! There are decorations up everywhere but I am waiting until after Dec1 to put mine up.

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  6. I think it would be very sad to take the old clock down and replace it with something grander. I hope the powers that be find another place for their grandiose clock or whatever. :)

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  7. I love the modern "frame" you used for the tree!

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  8. Not in the mood yet this year but I loooooooove that angel!

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  9. I would have a tuff time enjoying Christmas in the summer.

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  10. I was really surprised at how many stores this year refrained from pushing out the decorations until this week. They are starting to show up like crazy now. I love seeing photos of the Bio Morph sculpture and these are great ones.

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  11. Sharp looking town hall. I used to get angry with stores pushing Christmas around Thanksgiving. Now they do it for Halloween. Oh, well. This is a very fitting piece for today Grace. I just brought a fake Christmas tree home this evening. We'll be putting it up sometime in December.

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  12. I enjoy the old and new jostling together, G






    Warm ALOHA,
    ComfortSpiral

    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_('')

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  13. Ooooh I do like a Christmas tree, I'm not quite sure about the 'big morph', it looks like a can-can line up to me in the second picture but what do I know :)

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  14. I've seen a couple of houses with lights up already. Otherwise, we're into Thanksgiving mode. ;-)

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  15. I do think it looks like a cactus.

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  16. You didn't feel like running through the water spa then?

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  17. Gosh ... it would be hard to miss "The Cactus" Grace. Very bold!

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  18. It seems like there is always something artistic going on in your city.
    Really nice photos Grace.

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  19. The lights are up here but not yet turned on. I'm not sure when that happens. I'm guessing they're not waiting on Thanksgiving.

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  20. The clock tower is beautiful. It would have been a crime to tear it down. Pleased than common sense prevailed! No decorations in our village yet but I suspect that they will be up within the next week.

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  21. No Christmas trees here yet, only some lights in the shopping streets. We mostly wait until December 6 when the celebrations of Sinterklaas have passed at the 5th.

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  22. I agree art is everywhere in your city. I like that. Yep our city is decorated. Hard to see the turkeys for the trees!

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  23. Beautiful as ever, Grace!
    I guess the Christmas-market opened up yesterday. Likely I won´t go before Sat, though, to buy a special heart then :-)

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  24. Very important to keep the old and the new in conjunction with each other in the city. I like the look of the old clock tower against the pristine lines of the skyscraper! The green thingy reminds me of green people dancing.

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  25. I would love to have the kind of weather you have at Christmastime!

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  26. I love the mix of new and old buildings. I haven't been to the city since the Christmas tree has been up.

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  27. A Christmas decoration on the "Cactus" would be nice... ;-)

    Save the world - do NOT decorate too early before Christmas! ;-))

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  28. The last shot like me a lot! Arianna

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  29. A lovely mix of the modern and traditional indeed!!

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  30. Glad to know that also over there ridiculous public art hides behind the fact that it can generate debates...

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  31. I will always enjoy that green thing! :-)

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  32. The green art design reminds me of long spores or at least some kind of cactus growth. The old and new seem to be on quite friendly terms there.

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