Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dwarfed by progress..



There was a time when the Bell Tower, middle of shot above, was the prominent feature on the city foreshore.. now monstered above and below by 'the customer is never wrong' Ritz-Carlton, due to open mid 2019.. 


The best view now is looking down Barrack Street from the city..


Remember when it looked like this below! Taken two years ago when Elizabeth Quay was shiny and new and the Ritz was but a twinkle in the developers eye :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


28 comments:

  1. ...that first one is my favorite, great!

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  2. Construction never ends here. Developers keep putting up new buildings all the time. I have an extremely low regard for developers.

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  3. Wow, fascinating photos, Grace !

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  4. I am not sure I like progress, I love the old buildings. I am glad so much is restored her in France. Take care Diane

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  5. nice buldings,there is a bit of retro sci fi in these pictures! :) ew

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  6. The before shot is nice, and that sculpture is very cool!

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  7. Those large buildings do dominate the skyline. Interesting comparison shots. Great sculpture.

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  8. Looks like a construction boom that has no ending. I like your previous shots and the sculpture is still looking grand even if it's getting a little company.

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  9. The amount of building that is going on all over the world is mind boggling to me. The change in your skyline here is remarkable.

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  10. Err, what Bell Tower? Ah, yes, I can see a bit of it. I guess you took the shot to make a point, but even so, it doesn't look great. We never thought it would.

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  11. Sometimes you have to wonder about "progress". The tower has certainly lost its impact but still looks good, Grace.

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  12. Like William Penn high atop City Hall in Philadelphia the bell tower has been topped by skyscrapers. Seems the progression of higher and higher buildings cannot be stopped.

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  13. Oh, Grace, what can I say... Elizabeth Quay was enough. I know there has to be preogress, but these towers kinda look monstrously...
    The last shot is/was nice :-)

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  14. Wow it looks like it's going to be very eye catching when its finished.

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  15. Perth is booming again by the looks. My daughter flies to Perth nearly every week to work on the design of new towers going up in Perth for an off shore mining company.

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  16. Crikey, Perth is getting tall. It always fascinates me to see the number of cranes in big cities. The building never seems to stop.

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  17. Progress is not always an improvement....

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  18. Wow! Perth has seen a lot of change. I like the way Joan described it as "getting tall."

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. Poor Bell Tower is really dwarfed and lost in the middle of all those skyscrapers :(

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  20. Wow, what a difference! I'm usually not a big fan of new construction, but this is an impressive looking skyline.

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  21. The first and the last images are gorgeous! Arianna

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  22. Oh ja im Vergleich ist es eine große Veränderung.

    Noke

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