Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A touch of Deco..

Two weeks ago I took my camera in for a check up in a camera store in Northbridge. Had to leave it with them for fifteen minutes so took a walk around the block and look what I found.. wasn't expecting that! It's probably fair to say that you can live in a city all your life and there will still be places that could go undiscovered. The City of Vincent Perth Oval has a long and varied history, if interested you can read about it here. What interested moi the most was the gorgeous heritage listed gates here built in 1930. Although described as inter-war Mediterranean style I dispute that :) and say there are definitely classic Art Deco flourishes here, what do you think? Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, April 6, 2020

'The eyes tell more than words could ever say'..

You might remember the amazing 25 storey high mural here by Melbourne artist Matt Adnate back in August last year. As well as the huge endeavor on the outside the wall The Adnate has many more of his amazing artworks throughout the hotel.. above in the foyer of the hotel and below in the carpark lane-way. His work is brilliant in every respect, skin tone, texture, but for me it's the eyes, if you pull the shots in to look more closely, those eyes have experienced life's highs and lows, astounding expression. Hope you got through the weekend without going stir crazy, my garden is certainly getting a lot more attention than it's used to :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Legend of Phoenix..

'Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend
never owned a Westie' 💙

We all need a little cuteness in our lives right now don't you think :) I'm giving in to a Sunday post about the adorable Westie named Phoenix who we met on our walk around Hyde Park last week. Phoenix has his own Instagram page legendofphoenix. When I saw Phoenix I thought of the series of books that I ordered and have just received from the US about a Westie called McDuff written by American writer and illustrator of children's books Rosemary Wells, have any of my American readers read these books to their children. I have to admit I fell in love with McDuff and am hoping my grandchildren will also when I read to them on Skype. Happy Sunday, take extra care and stay safe..

Saturday, April 4, 2020

All quiet on the western front..

I had a feeling the reflection shots I took late in the evening at the airport back in February when picking Aimee up might come in handy, ironically more so now than ever the almost empty airport reflects the state of many airports around the world during this crisis. Who knew back at the beginning of the year this would be the state of affairs! On a lighter note I did have time to admire the sculpture here by Australian visual artist Carly Scoufos. The stunning 30 metre long hanging sculpture is made of hand woven copper wire, if you look at the close shot you can see exactly how much work that would have been, total respect for the creativity. Another quiet weekend ahead, take care and stay safe..

Friday, April 3, 2020

"Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year"..

You have probably guessed by my new header shot that autumn has arrived at last.. second month into official autumn but better late than never 🍂 Not quite the full spectrum of colours yet but turning slowly in their own sweet time. After two days without leaving home at all it was so nice to have a walk around Hyde Park, the water in the lake is low, to be expected after a hot dry summer but the trees.. ahhh the trees, as magnificent as ever. Fingers crossed for my tree that I replanted a few weeks ago, it gets a daily pep talk and so much love that it has to survive.. what do you mean you don't talk to the trees :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. Is anyone else losing track of what day it is :)

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Old Perth Boys School..

The theme for CDP photo bloggers for April is 'school'. I wonder what those old boys would think of their spot on St Georges Terrace now! The Old Perth Boys School built in 1854 by an architect with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture sits now dwarfed in the shade of the sky rise towers surrounding it on the terrace. I like to imagine how the terrace would have looked back then, horse drawn buggies clipping up and down instead of the constant traffic flow today. If you have a look at a photo here you can see the old school hasn't changed much since 1861 but the terrace sure has :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Alfresco That Way..

Spotted while driving through Nedlands a few days ago.. how is it possible that I've missed this super fab mural on the wall of Lawley's Bakery Cafe. Painted back in 2017 by Perth artist Ariel Katzir. Using the contrast between dark and vibrant colour the artist 'fascinated with uniform lines, geometry and the human form, curiously incorporates these elements together, which create artworks that give the ability to see things from her creative perspective'. Thank heavens for that creative perspective, without it life would be so terribly dull 💛

Oh and if you go to the loo there's a bonus treat.. so cool! Hope you are managing to stay sane in this crazy world, happy Tuesday, take care and stay extra safe..