Fremantle has an abundance of heritage buildings, in fact more old than new. I appreciate them all although some, on closer inspection could do with a little TLC. The highly decorative upper level of the heritage listed Central Chambers building on High Street hasn't changed much since it was built in 1907, have a look at the c1920 image here, fabulous old photograph. The building is 'of historic significance as an example of a commercial building in the Old Port City of Fremantle dating from the gold boom period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century'. Relatively young compared to heritage buildings in Europe but still fabulous ✨ Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
After breakfast in Fremantle yesterday we drove out onto the South Mole to take some shots of the green lighthouse and from there over to the red lighthouse on the North Mole. The sky was all over the place, desperately trying to blue up a bit but generally losing the fight to the ominous grey clouds. Had just taken a few shots when look what came chugging around the corner. I have no idea what it was.. could anyone with harbour knowledge enlighten us? It was surrounded by four boats of various sizes, not all visible until the last shot when it turned and sailed almost majestically :) into port. I'm curious, but not curious enough to Google 😊 Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
Monday, June 17, 2019
I was as surprised to come across the King down a lane off Angove Street in North Perth as I was to find the Beatles here.. some legends never die! I'm guessing everyone knows the expression 'Elvis has left the building'.. well maybe not everyone 😉 The mural is based on a famous photo of Elvis and was painted in 2017 by Perth mural artist and illustrator Paul Deej. Look at that grey sky, thank heavens for colourful street art to brighten things up. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..
Sunday, June 16, 2019
'All alone and free
in the soft sands of the beach
by the sigh of the sea'.. Jack Kerouac
It's been that kind of week.. wet, wild and windy. Not many people braving the beaches but on the way home yesterday I did spot the young man all alone contemplating the waves. I watched for a while until he stood, shook out his wet hair, and walked back up the beach. Everyone needs that bit of alone time to clear the head.. standing there watching the wind did a pretty good job of that for me :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..
Saturday, June 15, 2019
I can't believe it has taken us so long to visit the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek. It is on foreign soil after all.. the south side of the Swan River.. kidding 😉 so worth the trip. We originally went to check out the star of the show a magnificent Lancaster Bomber, one of only two in Australia today. P's father, a pilot in a Pathfinder squadron, flew a Lancaster in WW11 which made the visit even more special. The museum's collection is housed in two huge hangar-like pavilions holding many aircraft both civilian and military plus a fascinating collection of artifacts of significance..
The shot below, taken from the viewing landing, to show the collection of aircraft in the north wing of the museum. Taken with the fish-eye lens so not as clear as it could be but gives you an overall look. Although it was fascinating to see the aircraft it was the black and white photos of the fliers that captivated my attention. I am in awe of the bravery of those young men going up in the some of the flimsiest of planes knowing that there was every chance they might not return. I can't believe I took so few detail shots of the Lancaster.. might have to go back :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..
Friday, June 14, 2019
Had a wonderful time yesterday afternoon doing what I love to do best on a cold rainy winters day, the best thing was it didn't involve getting up at the crack of dawn! Imagine carting around one of these old beauties in your bag :) If you guess where I am let me know by using the secret code 'nudge nudge wink wink' 😉don't give the game away and I'll fill you in tomorrow on why we went there, too many photos to edit quickly. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..
Thursday, June 13, 2019
This one particularly made me smile because for the last week it has been up at crack of dawn in our house. Yesterday morning I had decided this is it.. not getting up until at least 7.30 :) It's pretty nippy these days, especially first thing in the morning, so there I was all warm and cosy in bed when looking through the window I saw my lawnmower guy pull up, I was up and dressed in two minutes flat.. tonight I'm going to bed early 😄 Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..