Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Winds blowing in from the South..



Recently a fellow blogger noted how easy it is to miss details, even in much loved and often visited places. Sitting in a cafe on Whatley Crescent in Maylands last week I discovered this to be true. Looking out over the roof of the railway station to the old Peninsula Hotel, now a Dome Cafe, on the other side of the tracks, the cupola with fire-breathing dragon caught my eye. I love weather-vanes, I wouldn't mind having one atop my own roof :) Interestingly the old Peninsula Hotel, built in 1906 was one of the first buildings in Perth to be saved from demolition by public campaigning.. yay for people power! Below how it really looked on a wonderfully grey day. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


24 comments:

  1. Kona winds, eh? MAGNIFICENT post! Inspired me to post about the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Look for post next week, mon ami

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  2. Nice post. Beautiful pics.
    Greetings

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  3. cool pictures,i like a lot the elaboration of the first one! ew

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  4. You have a fine post processing on your first photo. It sure brings out the detail you mentioned. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  5. ...detail is the spice of life.

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  6. I love your brilliant version of the weather vane. I've never seen one quite like that before. I love it.

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  7. I wouldn't mind having a weather-vane like that one either, Grace!

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  8. I like your version much better, Grace. I think you should get a job where you "restore" weathered historical artifacts!

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  9. Is it funny how that happens, I do it often, drive by a place and notice something new. That dragon looks like the one on the Welsh flag.

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  10. Very cool weather vane. I love your version the best, it shows it well. Nice work, Grace!

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  11. You make us all want to look for those small details, now. :)

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  12. Haha, Grace! :-)
    You have no idea how "sick" I am of grey skies by now.
    But you are right, details missing, I can do that, too, just think of my Lechner family (still not sure, maybe they were just put up there!).
    Instead of fancy fire-breathing dragons here simple roosters tell you where the wind comes from, are we boring over here, LOL ;-)

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  13. I think photographers often spot details not seen by others. Especially us daily bloggers who are always looking for something new from an old haunt.

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  14. I have duly noted your interest in weather vanes and will be on the lookout for them. That's a really splendid example.

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  15. It is easy to miss things if you do not look up or down. Weather vanes can be very interesting as this one is, sure I have never seen one with a dragon on it before. Take care Diane

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  16. Yes those weather vanes stand out in the sunlight and are mostly made of gold. love this one! At modern buildings we don't see them anymore isn't it? Sitting in cars people don't need tp know how the wind blows apparently :)

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  17. It does look pretty. We miss so much by not looking up or down sometimes.

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  18. I really, really love the first image!

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  19. You are so right, especially in our busy lives. I have noticed too when I shoot something later when I look at the photo it's like oh wow, I got this or that too! That is a lovely weather-vane and I too would love one. I have a tiny one on a birdhouse!

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