Friday, March 16, 2018

Under Construction..

'Sorry for the inconvenience'
 If Rome was built in a day
we would have used the same contractor..

I've been having a few problems with my computer lately.. just as I am ready to press schedule.. *poof* it all disappears. I have a few more beach shots but will have to try again tomorrow. Every time I go into the city these days I notice more construction work going on, is it the same for you? I know progress is an ongoing endeavour but sometimes it would be nice to see see everything neat, tidy and finished :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dancing in the sunset..

Are you ready for round two of Sculpture by the Sea 2018 :) Although a cloudy evening we did head on down to Cottesloe Beach yesterday evening to take sunset shots of the sculptures. When we arrived the sky below, even though dusky, was still impressive. I wondered if the heavens would put on a show or just fizzle out in shades of grey. I needn't have worried, the spur of the moment shot above snapped as we were leaving the beach.. the young lady bathed in golden light was oblivious to all but the beauty of the sunset. Will show you the in-between grey and glorious tomorrow. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Gift From Greece..

 Can you see/feel the heat in the above shot? Summer is having it's last hurrah! It's been a scorcher of a week with temps 36/39C.. always happens at the beginning of autumn, thank heavens a cooler week coming up. The plane trees here are not just any plane trees. They were grown from cuttings from the Tree of Hippocrates on the island of Cos. The tree under which according to legend Hippocrates taught his pupils the art of medicine. A gift from the Government of Greece to the doctors and medical students of WA. They sit in a small garden in the grounds of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a teaching hospital in Nedlands. Seeds or cuttings from the tree have been spread all around the world.. it was lovely to think that Perth, the world's most isolated city was not forgotten. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Art Deco or not?

It really pays to take a diversion from one's usual route now and then. Walking through a new arcade from Hay to Murray St my heart skipped a beat.. was this an Art Deco building that had slipped through my net :) The original building on this spot, Retort House, was built in 1886 but the above built in 1927, right time frame, it has 'the look'. What do you think? The original Retort House had many diverse uses and even after the Electricity & Gas Dept. took over in 1920, a colourful history (scroll down). It looks a little deserted right now, will be keeping my eye on it. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, March 12, 2018

Engaging the community..

We have many incroyably talented artists in Perth, one of which is Melski Mcvee. You have seen her work here many times but if you have a minute click here and scroll down, I promise it will make you happy :) Above and below seen on The Best Brew Bar & Kitchen on Wellington Street. Mel's work is largely community orientated, have a look at the short video here of a community project in Northbridge.. so much participatory fun being had. I must keep my eyes open to see if she has a project happening when my two 'arty' grandchildren are here, they would love to join in I'm sure. Hope you had/are having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gold Rush on Scarborough Beach..

We set off yesterday late afternoon to take some sunset shots of the sculptures on Cottesloe Beach. HUGE mistake! It was insane! I should have realized, Saturday evening and all that, there was not a parking spot to be had and looking down onto the beach it was busier than Piccadilly Station at rush hour. Ah well, another evening. Thankfully we have beautiful beaches all along the way home. We stopped to watch the sunset atop Sunset Hill at Scarborough Beach. Not a bad way to end a warm, balmy Perth day. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea IV.. Extending the Horizon.

If you are wondering how it is possible to see the Indiana on the left in the pic above and on the right below it's thanks to the incroyable 360 degree angle of 'The Desert Island'. Constructed for Sculpture by the Sea 2018 using timber frames, steel brackets, plywood and glass mirrors it was designed by Dutch architects Gjøde & Partnere Arkitekter.. the ultimate reflection foil.. So worth watching the short video here of the architect explaining the installation plus the bonus of spectacular views over Cottesloe Beach. Definitely going back to take some shots of this one as the sun goes down tonight. Bon weekend, take care and stay safe.. P.s. you can tell how early in the morning I took these shots by the dark shadows..

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