Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Historic Heart of Perth..

 


I often show you all the beautiful heritage buildings in Fremantle but we do have our fair share here in Perth also. Whereas Fremantle is known more as a historic city, high-rise and skyscrapers are always present lurking in the background in Perth City. The architecture here is just a small selection from the Historic Heart of Perth. Beginning at the top end of Murray Street with the rather magnificent St Mary's Cathedral (excellent aerial shot on link) and working our way down to the centre of the city. I do love old architecture don't you 💙 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Naughty kitty..

 

Who hasn't left a cup of tea alone unguarded only to find a feline interloper helping itself to a sip or lick.. I don't even officially own a cat but my tea/coffee is fair game to the neighbourhood pussy cat who loves spending time with me in my garden :) Came across the mural here, one of three in the Pier St. Laneway, by Perth mural artist Drew Straker as we were walking through the Historic Heart of Perth last week. Straker's unique murals are created using only spray paint and a 'neon glow' technique, the artist states it's all about illusion, you can see him at work here, very clever. Will show you some of the architecture from this area tomorrow. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. 
 


Monday, September 21, 2020

Size does matter..

 

In this case it's not so much about size more about quantity. The 5.5m swan here in Yagan Square created over the weekend using 10,000 plastic drink bottles highlights the fact that according to statistics here in WA we consume the contents of 10,000 said bottles every four minutes! The Containers for Change recycling scheme begins on October 1st, you can read about it here. It was my favourite kind of day, rainy with the hint of blue sky now and then, tricky for photos but perfect for coffee :) Hope you had a good weekend, take care and stay safe.. P.s. I honestly can't remember the last time I consumed anything out of a plastic bottle can you?


Saturday, September 19, 2020

If it ain't broke don't fix it!

 

I found the two paste-ups when in the city last week, the one above made me smile. I wondered how many like me are fed up with the new changes to blogger and might have had a similar reaction.. well maybe not quite so dramatic but, if you were to ask P he'd probably say not far off it 😉 Actually it's not that bad once you get used to it but I don't understand WHY! Below, if guns were bananas how much better the world would be, after you had uttered the words 'hands up or I'll shoot' you could have a laugh and eat it. I know right, sadly in another reality. Hope you have a good weekend, take care and stay safe..

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Bella is back..

 

Not the original much loved by the people of Fremantle Bella who you have seen here before, she was unfortunately stolen in October last year by a Fremantle man who has been jailed for nine months. Unfortunately the original buxom Bella created by local Freo artist Greg James and weighing in at 150 kg was never found, presumed cut up for scrap metal. Bella 2 is now sitting much more securely on her bench at Bathers Beach awaiting the many locals and tourists who love to have their picture taken with her. Along with many others I am happy to see her back there in her green bikini by the sea. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. there is a picture captured of the man riding away on a BICYCLE with Bella in a cart behind him, at 150 kg that would have been no easy plunder! 


Thursday, September 17, 2020

That just happened ..

 

It has only been about three weeks since we were last in the city, sometime in that three weeks the Perth City Visitor Kiosk on Murray Street, which the last time you saw it looked like this is now transformed into a rainbow of information and I have to say I like it 💚💛💜💙💓 It was an engaging design anyway, now it pops with enthusiasm and so much easier to keep clean, those pesky gulls :) Have a look at above link, what do you think bright white or rainbow colours? Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. 


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Kings Park Festival part two..

 

It was such a beautiful, if somewhat warm, day on Monday when we visited the Botanic Gardens in Kings Park Festival that I thought I would share a few last clicks from the visit. Picnickers, painters and plants.. what's not to like 🌸 Off into the city today for the first time for a while, looking forward to it. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..