Monday, November 30, 2020

'Behold the turtle..


... he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out'. Turns out West Perth is a treasure trove of excellent street art as I discovered last week. Painted by Blank Walls Collective, their mission as a collective 'is to make a difference through art, painting our unique interpretation of life on blank walls around the world'. Looking from across the road, last shot, the beautifully painted turtle is absolutely making a difference, creating a colourful splash on the corner of an otherwise ordinary street corner. Happy new week, take care and stay safe..

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Boats, beaches and bubbles..


Still having fun with the lensball :) but thinking I could have even more fun with the added maneuverability of.. the flexarm! What do you think, worth it or not? Harbour and beach views caught in a bubble at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Chaos reigns here for another week, have been assured that fit out day will be next Saturday, let's hope, three weeks for a small bathroom seems.. a lot! Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Boola Bardip.. Many Stories.

As you can see the skies were blue and the sun a bit too bright for the official opening of the new WA Museum Boola Bardip, there is a fabulous overview pic on this link, last Saturday the 21st November. Having had a sneak preview inside the week before I was pretty happy I didn't have to stand in the long queues waiting here to explore the new museum. Its name, Boola Bardip, means 'many stories' in Whadjuk, the Noongar language..

Just as it sometimes is with historical facts the lines between past and present architecture can also be hard to align, the spectacular blend of old and new works so well here because although it may look like it, the wonderful old original buildings refuse to be dominated. Will take more photos when we are there next to highlight this point..

With the upheaval of renovations going on at the moment I haven't had time to go through the photos I took on that earlier visit, hopefully soon. Meanwhile a sneak teaser of what's to come :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. The reason no one is wearing masks is because we haven't had any community covid here in WA for the past several months.. P.p.s. still trying to catch up :)

Thursday, November 26, 2020

I dropped the ball!


What a week! To be unwell/sleep deprived in the middle of a major renovation should be avoided. To say I 'dropped the ball' is an understatement :) The reno looks not much different to the pic I showed you last week but at least the concrete floor is in.. I forgot for a moment rule one and two in the tradesman's handbook, add at least a week on to the schedule and a bit more cash to the budget.. it's all good 😉 Spotted the cheeky mural here in West Perth, hopefully, or not, the young lady here won't drop her ball :) Painted by Perth Visual Artist Jerome Davenport back in 2014. BIG catch up tomorrow and thanks for the get well wishes, much appreciated. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

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Friday, November 20, 2020

OK I give up!


I haven't mentioned it before but this week we are a few days into a full bathroom renovation, this is the current state of my main bathroom, luckily there is another but you can imagine the dust, the noise etc. Our house is of the older variety, on first sight the plumber threw his hands up in despair before setting to and replacing all the piping. Plus I seem to have caught a bug, no not THAT bug :) the medication is giving me a mega headache so I think I will have to give up and have a few days off. The bathroom will take another week, hopefully the headache not so long! Catch up early next week and show you the progress. Take care and stay safe.. 💙

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Downsizing successfully..


The Grumpy Sailor.. still the best name for a cafe in a port city :) last seen HERE on the blog. While many small eateries have struggled to keep afloat during this extraordinary year of covid The Grumpy Sailor has downsized and moved, not far from it's original spot but much closer to the traffic flow from Freo's High Street. Gone is the quirky decor, the shelves of books, couches and armchairs but the important things are still the same, excellent coffee and delicious bagels.. a huge favourite with locals and visitors to the port city, a move that has passed with flying colours. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A different view..


Applecross is a pretty suburb with it's river views over to the city, jacaranda tree lined streets, especially lovely at this time of the year. I wish I had also taken pics of the streets lined with plane trees, equally beautiful maybe even more so. A sprinkling of wonderful Art Deco treasures like the Tivoli Theatre and Applecross District Hall below, built in 1934 and still used today by the Tivoli Theatre Club of  WA  and just around the corner the Raffles Hotel which I have shown before. Art Deco and jacarandas.. nice :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..