Sunday, February 28, 2016

Under the Dome...



Whenever Aimee, P and myself venture out for coffee/brunch together, a two against one situation often develops :) While Aimee and I are always keen to try new venues and new, sometimes vegan menus, if there's a Dome somewhere close by we have 'discussions', P would go there every time! On this occasion, spotting the Dôme café just across the railway line in Maylands, who could resist that splendid heritage edifice! Built in 1906 The Peninsula Hotel, used for a variety of purposes over the years, escaping a close brush with demolition at one point. quelle horreur, is now home to the corporate headquarters of  Dôme Coffee. Above, reflections of the trademark dome ceiling.
 Our City Daily Photo family experienced another blow this week with the tragic passing of a much valued member of our group.. RIP EG, we will miss your fabulous photos and lively wit..


32 comments:

  1. Tremendously appealing architecture, Grace!

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  2. What a beautiful building, glad it was saved from demolition.
    A sad end for a lovely blogger.

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  3. That is a fine-looking building. I had never heard of Dome cafes. It appears they are mostly an Australian company. Darn, I was hoping there were some in the U.S.

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  4. What an ornate building. If you'd asked, I'd never have guessed it was in Australia.

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  5. Nice to have a coffee there! Arianna

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  6. That anyone would even consider demolishing such a fine building makes me cross.

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  7. The building has a lot of character. It's crazy they wanted to demolish it. Never heard of Dome Coffee.

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  8. It's gorgeous, Grace!
    I'm still in shock about EG. She will certainly be missed.

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  9. Very beautiful Grace. Perhaps P draws secret powers from domes as some claim to do from pyramids.

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  10. Beautiful detail on the ceilings - I would go there for the ambiance of the place and hope the coffee was good.

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  11. Aussie Victorian. Charming.

    For some reason my daughter decided to give me a lecture today about how many football and rugby-type games are played in Australia (I had no idea), with a digression to The Ashes (which figures in a Douglas Adams novel). Just never can tell what Oz facts may cross my path.

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  12. What a brilliant building, I'd have to go in there.

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  13. What a stunning building. It would have been a crime to demolished such a grand place..

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  14. What a nice building, glad it was saved from demolition.

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  15. Grand building, glad that was saved.
    And with a free railway to play with also.

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  16. Grace, my Perth-list just grew again :-)

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  17. Perth has some pretty amazing architecture!

    I'm sorry to hear about your fellow photoblogger....

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  18. what delightful architecture, both old and new

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  19. Oh this is a lovely spot, and the last photos how enchanting! I'm big on trying out new places too, thankfully my oldest son takes his mom (me) out to lunch a lot, in fact Friday we had lunch at a new place near my work! Delicious and it seems every new place is trying to out do the others. It works for us.

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  20. The Dome appears to be a snazzy franchise. Lucky that this one was saved from demolition; the porch looks very inviting.

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  21. I like the building and the reflection! If only I could go there for coffee. :-)

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  22. What a fabulous building, thank heavens it survived...I'll bet the coffees good too...

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  23. I can't imagine anyone wanting to demolish such a lovely building!

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  24. Beautiful details there. I am pleased you are sharing it with us:)

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  25. I LOVE that building. To me it is an art form (that unfortunately doesn't exist today).

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  26. I know what you mean when you say you'd like to go an explore new places about town. There's not much happening here in Subiaco, but when there is, I like to make sure I go check things out myself!

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