Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The colour red..

It may only be a young and slightly spindly Illawarra flame tree but it packs a visual punch as you walk down Hay Street. Seriously.. how fab does it look against that super blue sky! In a few years time that will be a proper stunner. A stones throw further down Hay St. the plane trees in Central Park gardens provide a green canopy of shade from the summer sun. All in all not a bad little stroll into the city. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The beauty of multiculturalism..

Zipped over to Morley early yesterday morning to take some of shots of a brand new mural before the car park filled up. The mural a collaboration between one of Australia's leading fashion illustrators Pippa McManus and the Morley Momentum. The artist has created 'a vibrant mural reflecting the diversity of the local community, the top five ethnicities according to the census being Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, Malaysian and Polish families'. The artist 'has incorporated traditional costumes of those five cultures, each costume has been researched and combines modern and traditional details.' You might notice above to the left the 'Acknowledgement of Country' to the Indigenous Australian people the Whadjuk Noongar, a thoughtful, if somewhat ironic touch. Hope your week is off to a good start, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Red Baron..

It was exciting to see the flash of red on the water at Barrack Street Jetty. Splitting it's time between Perth and Townsville so far I haven't been lucky enough to catch the Red Baron in it's Perth home on Jetty 4. The Red Baron, 'built for Hollywood and a star in the movie 'The Phantom' is now gracing the skies above beautiful Perth. The historical Grumman Sea-Cat is now being cast in a new adventure for you and a friend to enjoy. It is the only two passenger, open cockpit bi-plane on floats in the world. Billy Zane flew in it, Catherine Zeta-Jones flew in it, now it's your turn to fly in the Red Baron Seaplane for an experience of a life-time.' Well not my turn:) this is one for my adventurous younger sister, she loves a bit of aerial excitement and I'll be there to take pics of her taking off and landing 😉Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunday vibes..

There was a time when the idea of taking your kids into the city to have fun would have been fairly unusual. I'm happy to say these days there are so many family fun activities organized, especially during the school holidays, that it's too easy to jump on the train and head into the city. Despite attractions in Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square it's good to see that youngsters still enjoy getting wet while hatching plans, below, in the water labyrinth in Forrest Place.. simple pleasures that don't cost a cent while at the same time mum and dad can enjoy a coffee ringside in Bocelli's Espresso. That's where we were.. the two young boys above acting too cool for school :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Multi-faceted reflections..

One here for Weekend Reflections. Tree 5 and tree 6 in the Enex Christmas Tree Trail. I was surprised to see the Christmas decorations still up in the city a few days ago. My tree went up a day before my grandchildren arrived and down the day after they left.. what do you mean where's my Christmas spirit :) Couldn't resist a merging of the two trees, they were perfect for reflections.. and multiple exposures! Happy weekend, take care and stay safe.. P.s. how long did you leave your Christmas decorations up for?

Friday, January 11, 2019


When we first arrived in Perth many years ago my SIL Sue and I spent a fair bit of time in Madlilys Espresso drinking coffee and people watching in London Court.. those were the days before work and children :) These days we are usually rushing through London Court from St Georges Terrace back into the city. After reading the brilliant reviews re the coffee we will definitely have to slow down and smell the coffee beans roasting the next time we're in the city. You can tell by the pull-along suitcases and backpacks that London Court, described as 'a piece of pastiche' is a popular tourist spot, lots of quirky wee shops. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Blurred lines..

There isn't anything clear about the blurred image above.. except that I like it 😉 In the city yesterday to see what was happening at Elizabeth Quay we caught the last day of the Kids Summer Fest. So many fun attractions for the parents kids, including the 'dream swinger' here boasting 360 views and ultimate thrills.. the screams emanating from the first moment of swing movement verified this claim :) What I love about these attractions, here and on the Elizabeth Quay Carousel are the beautifully hand painted, timeless artworks.. magic memories. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

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