Thursday, March 4, 2021

Those gorgeous grey skies..

 

Don't let those grey stormy skies fool you! The temperature was still 27C, perfect autumn high, the humidity however was almost 100% and will be for the next few days, that's not so fantastic. We have had lots of lovely rain though, at times accompanied by thunder and even a wee bit of hail. Gardens and the bush are greening up, my lawn which up until a few days ago was struggling is now green and lush, hallelujah :) There was a special reason for my trip along the coast, from the time of the year can you guess what that might have been? Show you tomorrow.. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. 


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

S(tree)t art..

 

When the peeling trunks of the Plane trees get wet in the rain they turn many shades of glorious green, I can't remember where I took the above shot on Monday as there are many plane tree lined streets in and around the city. Below along James Street in Northbridge. Even on holiday Monday Northbridge was busy, below the queue waiting outside Fortune Five, and by the size of that queue the pick up and take away dim sums must be pretty good! Looks like a few more rainy days ahead, I couldn't be more pleased :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. 


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Shhhhhh!

 

Even superheroes have to eat :) Deadpool, disappearing round the corner with a super pizza from BOOtoo in Northbridge. Although, I see he is wearing a BOOtoo apron.. could he be moonlighting, is there a decline in the need for 'super heroes to the rescue' type work.. I wouldn't have thought so would you :) Fun discovery on the way home from the city yesterday.. did I mention it thundered and rained all day, so excellent! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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Monday, March 1, 2021

March mirror(s)..

 

The theme for City Daily Photo bloggers for March is 'mirror'. It may seem like I'm looking through a window into an old world coffeehouse above but the empty plate you see mirrored there is mine.. two spoons on that plate, a shared cake has half the calories :) Below what's better than one mirror, 33 mirrors.. a cool vintage mirror I spotted somewhere on my travels. Hope you had a good weekend, it is a holiday here in Perth today and after a super busy weekend I'm looking forward to chilling for a while, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Two flying swans..

 

I read somewhere that one of the biggest mistakes photographers make is thinking that once they have taken a few shots of a subject that's it, done and dusted. When in fact if the subject is worthy it then should become a challenge to take different views of said subject :) I know I would never be able to resist taking shots of the Matagarup Bridge each time we visit, it is superbly photogenic. The shot above was through the window of the City View Cafe in Optus Stadium, next time I'll take a city view :)

The 72metre high 400metre long bridge was designed in such a way that it is climbable and the climb part of the Zip-Climb experience is up and climbing, zippers will have to wait for a few more weeks. Below the young lady getting ready to take a group up followed by the actual climb. You can see there are two viewing levels midway up the climb and then at the apex of the bridge, you can clearly see the zip lines to the foreshore in two shots below..

The design of the bridge is open to interpretation, the one I see clearly in the shot below is of two flying swans, but it could also be seen as swimming dolphins or the Wagyl, the 'Noongar manifestation of the Australian Aboriginal mythological Rainbow Serpent, a snakelike Dreaming creature responsible for the creation of the Swan River'. I like that idea also. The bridge is lit up at night by LED lights, I will definitely have to go back for that shot! You can see more fabulous shots of the bridge HERE, I hope the link works, I never can tell with this new blogger situation :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..


Friday, February 26, 2021

Where am I?

 


I wonder if anyone who reads my blog regularly will know where I was when  I took these shots yesterday.. there are clues. I know you will guess Sami, no telling :) I took so many pics but no time to edit them, will show you more tomorrow. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..



Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hackett Hall WA Museum Boola Bardip..

 

 The last time I took photos inside Hackett Hall was back in 2015 just before WA Museum Boola Bardip closed for renovations in 2016 and if you read my original post here I mentioned that until 1996 the ceilings below (more detailed shots on the link to my first post) were boarded from the beams up hiding this glorious ceiling.. imagine that! Now Hackett Hall, a function space, is home to Otto the 24m long blue whale and lots of other fascinating information. The books and papers that lined the shelves previously are now stored in the State Library. The ceiling and the beautiful wrought iron staircases leading up to the different levels are still my favourite features.. sorry Otto :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..