Saturday, April 20, 2019

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour..



Whenever we are in Fremantle, as we were last week, a walk through the Fishing Boat Harbour, either on the way into Fremantle city or on the way back to the car is a definite for me. It really is such a photogenic harbour and on that particular day the 'look at me look at me' cloud formations were impossible to ignore. The cafes and restaurants around the harbour make this a popular spot with both locals and tourists. Enjoying a coffee and that view is a bit of alright :) Happy Easter weekend, take care and stay safe..


Friday, April 19, 2019

Animal liberation and dodgy camera..



I'm not sure what's going on with my camera these days, it keeps slipping into alternate modes at the most inconvenient times. Above shot taken at the Perth Vegan Expo 2019 in Forrest Place a few weeks ago an example.. quite like it though :) The Vegan market showcasing delicious food minus the meat element was a big success. I think I could easily become a vegetarian but not sure about becoming a vegan, I enjoy poached eggs too much.. from free range chickens of course 🐔 Back to the dodgy camera.. downloaded the upgrade program for my camera today and yes, it was due an upgrade, done and dusted and hoping that this sorts out the problem.. we'll see! Happy Good Friday, take care and stay safe..


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Another beautiful day in WA..



Yesterday was a beautiful bright autumn day. After a few days of rain, not cold just rain, the skies were blue once more.. a perfect 22C. 💙 There are two anniversaries in April I should remember but never do.. our wedding anniversary yesterday, it's been about 300 years now :) and the blog anniversary just over a week ago, 8 years..blimey, who would have thought! Took these shots on the way home from lunch yesterday on Sorrento Beach..


Below, this is where the ocean and myself became one :) so absorbed was I that I didn't notice the wave coming up from behind. It was exhilarating.. and fun, the water not too cold at all. Autumn and spring are an excellent time to visit WA. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hands Off Point Peron!



Last weekend before we visited Penguin Island (post here), we climbed up to see the views from the 'K' Battery complex at Cape Peron. It's higher than it looks here, I was wheezing like an old set of bagpipes by the time we got to the top :) Military enthusiasts can read the history of 'K' Battery here.  The view was absolutely worth the climb and I'm happy to say that plans for a marina and housing development here were scrapped.. way to go 'Hands off Point Peron' another victory for people power, read about it here 👍 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

No bull!



I have walked by Mondo Doro in Northbridge many times without stopping to take a shot.. not sure why I did on this grey Perth day. The composition below appealed, the pop of colour and British touches on the retro kombi van, the stylized art representing a bull on the main wall, the rectangle paneled background or the astrological feel to the carving of the bull above. I could be wrong about that bit, what this 'almost vegetarian' knows about the carving of meat is seriously limited.. no bull :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
 

Monday, April 15, 2019

I just can't do it!



Walk past a book shop that is :) In Fremantle over the weekend we passed Elizabeth's Bookshop on South Terrace. I can't resist any of the Elizabeth's Bookshops, they lure me in with their promise of a book that I don't have but really need! Funny story.. there was a particular book that I thought about as I entered the store with no idea where to start looking.. my phone rang and I sat on one of the handy chairs scattered about, couldn't believe my eyes when there, below.. right in front of me was THE book.. can you guess which one it was?


'The Cat's Out Of The Bag'.. 'Love Just Screws Everything Up' and many more enticing reads 😉 Hope you had/are still having a wonderful weekend. happy Monday, take care and stay safe..


Saturday, April 13, 2019

140 degree reflections..



Reflections of 140Williams, before the lunch rush, in the window of Ribs & Burgers plus a reflected glimpse of the mural painted back in 2014, a collaboration between Sydney artist Beastman and Adelaide artist Vans the Omega. Looking as stunning today as it did when I first showed it here on the blog over four years ago. I 💙blue :) Wishing you a happy weekend, take care and stay safe..



Friday, April 12, 2019

Hyperkulturemia..



The other exhibition that I went to see at Art Gallery WA was artist, writer and curator Andrew Nicholls' Hyperkulturemia, a 'contemporary meditation on the Grand Tour' the 17/18th century custom of a traditional trip of Europe by upper-class young men of sufficient means and rank. It's been a while since I've been to an exhibition at the gallery containing quite as much frontal nudity, as a result not too many photos taken as possibly not suitable content for the blog 😉 but I did enjoy the 'warm-hearted celebration of male beauty' :) and will let you read for yourself the artist's account of his work below..


Below an incredibly detailed retake of Michel Angelo's The Last Judgement. Unlike the gentlemen below you will have to embiggen to see the details :) Got to love the diversity of the artistic mind. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Appreciating art..



 A visit to Art Gallery WA is one of my favourite things to do in the city.. or to one of the many smaller art galleries also. The expression 'a painting is worth a thousand words' comes to mind when looking at Aboriginal art. Not always but often a painting can simply represents a scene, a landscape, a portrait etc. whereas Aboriginal art represents their life, their history. The photograph below was one that most mothers, fathers, grandparents could relate to, who hasn't told a child a story by drawing pictures in the sand.. if you embiggen the images below the artist's story becomes clear. I loved this shot..


The artworks below are part of the Desert River Sea exhibition last seen here on the blog...


Necessity is the mother of invention came to mind when I read the artist's statement for the piece below, parents everywhere are going to do whatever they have to do to keep their children fed and clothed. The exhibit I'll show tomorrow could not possibly be more different! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wild encounters..



What a lovely welcome, the sweet pair of welcome swallows atop the sign above as we walked onto the jetty to catch the ferry out to Penguin Island, excellent link so worth a look to see all the fabulous encounters available on the island. It has been ages since we last visited and each time the views are more stunning than remembered, the shallow and deep depths of the ocean creating a myriad of blues. It is primarily a bird sanctuary so staying on the timber boardwalks and the beach when making your way around the island is the only way to go.. 


 The pelican rookery below, that was as close as I could get with my long lens, you can see in the next shot how far away we are, the seagull perched on the sanctuary sign making it quite clear not to take a step further.. but if you click the Penguin Island link, can you tell I really want you too :) you will see the rookery from above and so much more..


Where there are birds there will be poop! Leaving the island below. We were only there for an hour this time but next time will take the time to experience some of the adventures available.. did you click the link 😉 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


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