I came across the gorgeous mural here, love the turquoise blues, while driving back along Cambridge Street in Floreat, in the opposite direction to which I usually come. I think I may have to repeat this manoeuver along many streets in Perth. They say you should never look back but in some cases it can be tres rewarding :) Painted by Perth artist George Domahidy, see more of his work here. Can you see the '447' integrated into the artwork, I didn't at first but there it is, the street number of District Grill & Cafe, pretty cool street number right! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
Monday, April 29, 2019
'Jazz music is an intensified feeling
of nonchalance'.. Francoise Sagan.
I often wonder if it is the improvisational nature of jazz that makes it so enduringly appealing.. also, a man blowing brass whether he be twenty or seventy is a pretty cool dude :) Yesterday was the perfect autumn day for an afternoon of 'jazz in the park' 🎷. My sisters, P and I joined the group of swingers, the musical kind :) in Yokine Reserve to listen to Lloyd Napier and Friends, courtesy of Jazz Club WA. Picnics in the park are always fun, with musical accompaniment, even better..
My attention did wander a little, the antics of the two dogs just in front of us were so darned cute 💙 Hope you had/are still having a lovely weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..
Saturday, April 27, 2019
On Thursday we took a drive to the Swan Valley, WA's oldest wine growing region just 25 minutes from Perth. Mon amie française Marie is heading off to her homeland for a few months next week so a bon voyage lunch at the beautiful Mandoon Estate was the best way to dispel any temptation she may have to stay en France :) After a few glasses of icy cold award winning chardonnay on a warm sunny WA day, I don't think there is anything to worry about there 😉 Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..
Friday, April 26, 2019
I remember a time, not so long ago, when taking a shot from this spot the main feature was the Bell Tower. Now here I am looking at it through a giant 'paperclip' sandwiched between the two Ritz-Carlton towers, that's urban evolution for you. The best view of the Bell Tower is now looking down Barrack Street or up Riverside Drive, or maybe from the river. Was thinking it's about time I took another ride to the top of the tower to take a new overview of Elizabeth Quay.. watch this space 😉 Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..
Thursday, April 25, 2019
I apologize straight up for the overload of pics today but.. it's a parade! It's all about the wonderful gentlemen above sitting in the autumn sun and recounting stories of times past, love this shot 💜 It doesn't seem that long since we were at the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Kings Park last year. I love the diversity of the marchers in the parade, some with more walking behind the flags than others, the most poignant the flags held up proudly by today's generation keeping the memory alive with no survivors following. Anzac Day stirs up many mixed emotions. Sadness at the loss of so many young lives, anger at why it happened and most of all frustration that it is more than possible it could happen again. If the men who create war had to physically fight in those wars would things be different? Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
In the search for a better autumn header shot we went out to Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone on Monday and although the trees were laden with plums, persimmons and pomegranates, and despite the fact we are almost into the third month of autumn, the leaves of the fruit trees had still not reached their optimum colours 🍂 What we need I was told, is a long stretch of chilly weather to turn the leaves.. won't be happening anytime soon as the temps are climbing back up to 30C for the weekend. Have a peek here, glorious aren't they, these are the pics I'm after. Was still an enjoyable visit, I'm a little embarrassed to say this was the first time I've tasted a persimmon, it was sweet and delicious. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Heading home up the coast road five minutes from home after taking the beach shots here on Sorrento Beach last week I spotted a flash of fabulous colour and was thrilled to discover a brand new mural by Perth based contemporary artist Peter Ryan who's delightfully whimsical work you have seen here many times. I look forward to enjoying it each time we do our walk along the coast from now on.. a glimpse of the Indian Ocean to the far right. And there was more..
... artistic enhancement on the other side.. bonus! How perfect the new murals are for their location. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
Monday, April 22, 2019
It was quiet in the city on Good Friday.. don't let the moment of blue sky below fool you, it was an unseasonably cold, wet and windy day in Perth. Exactly the kind of day I enjoy. There was one bright spot though in Elizabeth Quay, the smallest loop of the Spanda sculpture, affectionately referred to as 'the paperclip', covered and disguised as an Easter egg.. personally I think they should have gone one loop larger 😉 The curves of the EQ bridge in the background. Last shot looking back towards the city. Hope you are enjoying Easter in whichever way you choose to celebrate it, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..
Saturday, April 20, 2019
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
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..