Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Fremantle Port to see the tall ships. On the way it rained so hard we were worried that with only one umbrella between three (what happened to always being prepared) how it was going to be possible to even see the ships never mind take photos..and then as if by divine intervention :) the clouds parted and the sun shone just long enough to have a gander and take some shots. The sculpture above 'not as cheap as chips - a gull steals a tourist's camera' is one of a set of eight by Judith Forrest called Venus and Friends and shows once again how dramatically contrasting the sky can be depending on which direction you're looking. That's the Fremantle Port Authority building centre, I was almost tempted to use this shot for the 'lamppost' theme for August but I guess it's a wee bit of a stretch..the search goes on :)) Hope your week has started well, take care....
Monday, July 29, 2013
three Dutch tall ships and a British square rigger (excellent informative link) sailed into Fremantle Harbour. My only regret is that I arrived too late to see them sailing in past the red and green lighthouses, what a shot that would have been! Europa and Oosterschelde were moored in dock, Tecla must have been off sailing and the British ship the Lord Nelson went straight into dry docks but will return in a few weeks, if you check out the link above you'll see what a majestic sight the ships are in full sail. The mythological tale of Zeus and Europa clarifies the rather saucy figure head of the Europa two pics down :) the handsome sailor aboard the Oosterschelde was very informative as to life aboard ship!. If you're the adventurous sort you can sail the high seas on the Europa as part of the crew..what do you think :)) I hope your weekend has been a little less hectic than mine.. and now we start all over again, happy Monday, take care.....
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Theobroma Chocolate Lounge where 'the consumption of chocolate is an experience'! Looking out onto a chilly St. George's Terrace sipping hot chocolate served in mugs each with their own flamed warmer to keep the chocolate hot until the last drop..nice! Personally I think a chocolate 'experience' should be an everyday occurrence, whether it be a mouthful or in times of stress a little more :) I hope you enjoy a little indulgence this weekend, I have a feeling after this post I will! Happy weekend, take care and stay safe. To see more weekend reflections around the world Click here .....
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Ocean Reef Marina & Sea Sports Club late yesterday afternoon were the huge thunderous waves smashing over the sea wall. Finding myself a pleasing point of view I sat and waited for the imminent crash and explosion that I thought might make an appealing image. I waited and ....., well just as I was on the point of giving up in frustration.. whoooosh! at last! Hopefully it was worth the wait :)) While I sat patiently (?) I passed the time taking shots of the preening Darter drying it's wings, they certainly aren't camera shy, it's like they're silently miming 'look at me, look at me'. By the time I packed up to leave the sun was heading well on it's way out for the day! How long have you waited for a 'certain' image and did you feel it was worth it? Happy Thursday, take care.....
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Kings Park, the blue of the Swan River and the hills in the background..throw in a couple of big old trees and mix it up with the jeweled colours of the unique collection of Australian and Western Australian contemporary art and craft in the curved glass windows of Aspects of Kings Park.. zap it with a smidgen of boost :) and it makes not too shabby an image n'est pas? Hope you're all set for a fab weekend, I'm really looking forward to mine, fun things to snap in the city tonight, take care..... Click here to see more Weekend Reflections..
Friday, July 19, 2013
Above, glimpses of the city from the jetty that leads out to jojo's cafe in the suburb of Nedlands. I took these shots on Tuesday this week just minutes before one of the worst storms we've had this winter.. a 73 year old French sailor was lucky to survive, he was washed up on the beach after his sail was ripped apart by strong winds, I couldn't help wondering what I'd be doing when I'm 73, but am 'absolument certain' there will be no yacht or water involved :) Jojo's is the site where many Perthites in the early 1900's enjoyed the waters of the Nedlands Baths, nicknamed 'naughty neddies' for the 'undocumented activities' in the segregated baths..saucy lot back then haha! Can you see the original stone steps leading down into the water, try as I might I couldn't find any pictures of the original baths which is a shame, there must be some! Happy last day of the week, take care.....
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Bella Fonte remain unfurled you know it's got to be cold, too cold for Perthites to dine al fresco that's for sure. With a high yesterday of 15C it feels like winter has arrived at last! The shallow, child friendly beach below is so popular in the school holidays and even up until last week was busy with budding sandcastle builders, but after the storms on Tuesday the usually pristine beach was strewn with seaweed and only the robust braved the elements. Luckily there is so much more than swimming to keep the kids happy and the marina was chockers (full :)). To think some people were against the marina being built, not me of course, who wouldn't want this world class venue five minutes from home! Hope your week is moving along well, take care.....