Friday, July 21, 2017

Umbrellas up, up and almost away!



We've had some wild winter weather hurrah over the last few days, Aimee tells me the squalls in the city were quite ferocious so it was with curiosity yesterday afternoon that I went in to take a few shots of the umbrella installation on Hay Street.. just one of the events in this year's City of Perth Winter Arts Season. There were still raindrops on the brollies but for a short while the sky cleared. Colourful umbrellas en masse are a delight to see but for added interest some architectural details from the many heritage buildings along Hay St. That's Percy Archibald Buttons in the last shot, still entertaining tourists and locals 63 years after passing away, he had a tough life did Percy! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


28 comments:

  1. Somewhere, Mary Poppins is looking in her carpet bag, frowning, and wondering where the umbrellas went.

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  2. Really colourful and vibrant photos. Liking the creativity too. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. ...this is great, I wish that I could do a hand stand.

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  4. Love the colorful umbrella display but the story about Percy Archibald Buttons really was interesting. Have a great day. Jo

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  5. A pretty sight Grace. This type of umbrella "art" is very popular in Portugal.

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  6. Percy fits right in with the umbrellas. Fabulous setting!

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  7. The brollies are wonderful, Grace. We had a big summer downpour this morning here!

    I still have the Cowsills going around in my head!

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  8. Just as well they are out of reach as there may have been some demand for them if you have had rain.

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  9. Wow interesting way of decorating and so very colourful. Love the last shot, he appears to have been a very interesting man though yes it seems he had a very hard life. Good that he is still entertaining :-) Thanks for sharing these great photos, have a fab weekend Diane

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  10. Very colourful, as if Mary Poppins has visited your city and left all her umbrella's.

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  11. Oh fantastic! I was hoping you would get some photos of these colorful umbrellas and you got some wonderful ones. I saw a couple of photos of these on Instagram and I thought of you immediately.

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  12. I love that first shot Grace, it is fantastic! Percy was a very interesting guy.

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  13. What a colorful, whimsical idea!

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  14. Mary Poppins would love it! Very colorful and well done. Makes Ms. Poppin's black bumpershoot look kind of boring.

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  15. Wow! Talk about eye candy! I love all your shots, and I love the sculpture in your last one, too. Rainy Seattle could take a page from this installation.

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  16. So colourful, great great shots, Grace !
    Have a fab weekend.

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  17. Aw, that´s very beautiful, Grace, I love it!

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  18. Difficult to get a shot of the brollys but you managed well.
    Good colours.

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  19. A great series of photos. I love the installation and the sculpture of Percy

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  20. What a blast this was! I too could almost stand on my head! Just kidding. My spirits are lifted with every single umbrella!

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  21. Umbrellas up, up and almost away! We've had some wild winter weather hurrah over the last few days, Aimee tells me the squalls in the city ...
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  22. It's a current trend: I photographed these items in Pietrasanta last week :D Arianna

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