Monday, March 28, 2016

City of Perth Library.. the mural.



While standing outside on the terrace of the new City of Perth Library one of the library attendants asked what I thought of the mural on the ceiling. Aware that the library is designed in a series of seven levels around a circular middle section I confess I failed to look up! Sacre bleu, look what I would have missed! The first shot I took right there through the glass window. I was pleased to see when downloaded that you can see part of the mural through the reflected blue sky and clouds, pretty cool huh! On the ground floor looking up I had to almost lie flat to get the shots below :) The mural by artist, writer and curator Andrew Nicholls who drew his inspiration from Shakespeare's 'closing scene of The Tempest, translated into a Western Australian setting.. in which Prospero hands his magical book to Caliban rather than throwing the book into the ocean as he sails away from the island'.. Definitely worth embiggening to see the fine details. Happy Easter Monday, take care and stay safe... 


39 comments:

  1. Magical...to get lost in...like books and ideas themselves

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  2. This is gorgeous! I'm glad you didn't miss it so we can enjoy it with you :)

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  3. That is so beautiful! Thanks for showing it to us, Grace!

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  4. Murals can be marvelous!

    Hope your knee is ok?

    Enjoy the remainder of the Easter holiday.

    All the best Jan

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  5. Happy Easter, Grace! Still Easter Sunday here. :-)

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  6. That is an outstanding mural. The first photo is my favorite.

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  7. Such intricate drawings. Love this mural.

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  8. All very nice but that first one with the clouds is a winner....

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  9. It is lovely, Grace. A tricky place to take photographs.

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  10. Stunning!!! Take care out there.

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  11. Beautiful, who would have thought a library would have a mural on the ceiling.

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  12. I am rather impressed with Perth's new library.

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  13. Exquisite - so glad you saw and shared that.

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  14. Wow, that is just fantastic!
    I am pleased you had a look UP there, and thanks for sharing!:)

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  15. Looks very nice indeed especially the one with the reflected sky.

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  16. How nice that the attendant drew your attention to the ceiling Grace. Love the reflected sky overlaid upon the mural too.

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  17. "Delight and Hurt Not" is a wonderful message

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  18. Wonderful murals, glad you took a look upside!

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  19. Nice the library attendant pointed you to it, Grace, it´s beauti- and thoughtful, that mural.

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  20. Oh wow. So beautifully made. Reminds me of a mixture of scrimshaw and Toile de Jouy!
    Hope you had a lovely Easter Grace! And thanks so very much for having commented on VDP while I was away!

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  21. I'd find it almost impossible to concentrate on books in such a beautiful library!

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  22. That mural is wonderful but, that first sot is stunning. What an impact.

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  23. how wonderful it all is! happy easter grace!

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  24. This library is a marvel both outside and inside. The murals are amazing!

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  25. Sehr schöne Wandbilder in dieser Bibliothek.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  26. Oh, such clever design, as poetic as afavorite book. Something I would like to see.

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  27. That is beautiful, Grace. I love all that detail and design.

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  28. Wow amazing detail. I'd love to see that.

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  29. I am a bit jealous of all your murals in Perth.

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  30. Hi Grace I wondered how you managed the top shot...that's fantastic and the rest...all beautiful :)

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  31. What a delightful library! What fun you must have photographing this wonderful place.

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  32. I could spend hours and hours there!

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  33. What a wonderful library! Arianna

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