Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Highway to Hell..



The sculpture above titled 'Rock Base' was created by Perth Sculptor Jason Maxlow and is part of a series of artworks in the Canning Bridge Art Trail. You might have guessed by the title that the inspiration for the sculpture, in this location, makes a reference to 'a local story that this stretch of Canning Highway is said to be the Highway to Hell, go on have a listen :) that inspired the AC/DC song by Bon Scott, a frequenter of the nearby Raffles Hotel' below. Thankfully the hotel's Art Deco facade, added in 1937, was saved by the Art Deco Society when past owners were keen to demolish it.. unbelievable oui! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

29 comments:

  1. Fortunate that the facade was saved.

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  2. I'd have thought that the highway to hell would have had more traffic on it.

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  3. Love the first photo with the mural included. I like Raffles facade.

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  4. Highway to Hell was a big money maker for me in my days as a "dancer" in the bars in Honolulu! If you have Amazon Prime you can read my book all about those times FREE! "Aloha Where You Like Go?" Thanks for the memories (and letting me post about my book here, Grace)

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  5. Nice shots. I've got an earworm now!

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  6. I LOVE the look of that hotel. It would have been a crime to destroy it. An interesting sculpture too.

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  7. I wouldn't want to know anyone who would want to destroy that building!

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  8. cool! AC/DC great band!i watched 'em live in 1991!! ew

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  9. Rock On!! Also, I really enjoyed your Easy breezy beach markets posting. Thanx for sharing that little treasure with us. Stay Strong & Thanx For Being You.


    Cheers

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  10. Looks like alot of work went into it, very clever.

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  11. I know that those artists and music well! Great statue!

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  12. It’s a beauty. Glad it was saved.

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  13. ...The Highway to Hell doesn't look all that bad.

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  14. Highway to Hell obviously is having a slow day. Maybe they're heading to the stairway to heaven instead. :)

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  15. Really Grace the Highway to Hell is only about an hour away from where I live. We just visited Hell this past summer.

    Sure is a neat guitar and wonderful building.

    I'm only playing with words since there is a village named Hell near-by.

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  16. I like it. But, gee, I thought the highway to hell was either the Cross-Bronx Expressway (a misnomer if there ever was one) or the Santa Monica Freeway in LA.

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  17. The Highway to Hell looks surprisingly bright and picturesque! (BTW, to respond to your question - a snowpack of 268% above normal is like money in the bank. The more the better. It assures more water supplies as it melts during warmer months.)

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  18. Glad you have some people who take care of your heritage!

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  19. Great art deco facade. So happy it was saved.

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  20. Love that first photo. Hope you are keeping well. We leave Nevis to go to a freezing UK for 3 weeks on Sunday! Take care Diane

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  21. Hello earworm, Grace! ;-)
    To me any highway is a highway to hell - glad they kept the facade!
    Ahh, the blue sky, such a delight!

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  22. The facade is in such good shape, it looks new.
    The base guitar is cool. Seems like there is always new art in Perth!

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  23. Very cool artwork. I grew up listening to AC/DC.

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