Thursday, June 30, 2011
When I was much younger (don't even go there!!!) amongst the many and highly diverse career choices I contemplated including journalist (now disillusioned), archeologist (is it too late?), air hostess (too short!) there was a desire to create fantastic window displays, I know, go figure!! I still love looking at them and silently judging.. 'no surely not, you're never putting that with that, what are you thinking!!' you know that sort of thing. Hmmm! maybe it's not too late for this.....!!
This is one of the shiny new shops on the ground level of the building known as 140 William Street, more about this building on a more serious note tomorrow.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thank you so much for all the good wishes about my eye, the patch is off and all is well except for the occasional urge to yarrrr!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I went up to King's park at the weekend to take some shots of the fantastic old trees up there, as I was leaving I couldn't help noticing a lady sitting on a rug with her gorgeous little dog enjoying the view of Perth. We started chatting and she told me her little companion was called Sammy after her favorite Doctor who was called Samuel, and that Sammy was 12 years old. She was very proud of Sammy and wanted to show me some of her tricks, but just like a child Sammy wouldn't perform to order no matter how much her owner cajoled and pleaded..then just as we were chatting and I was about to leave, we turned around to see Sammy sitting up and looking as if to say "well isn't this what you wanted!!" I had to whip the camera up pronto, before she changed her mind, she was well rewarded with a 'doggy treat'.
Monday, June 27, 2011
There I was, trying to find the best angle to take my shot of Ascalon when a man tapped me on the shoulder and said "do you know where you're standing?', Well yes....!! on the corner of Victoria Ave and St. George's Terrace..!! "Look down" he said, "you're missing something". I can't believe I missed it, there I was standing on Point Zero, which I guess is no big deal, but still kind of interesting. It is the origin point of all distances measured from the city of Perth and consists of a small grey plaque above ground level, which apparently unknown to moi has been there for decades, while the gold lettering on the ground level as been added fairly recently, it does look new and a little bit 'touristy'. It was deemed 'the spot' in 1925 as it was the site of the first post office in the State. Not quite as exciting as a clue in the Da Vinci Code, but we are talking Perth here.....!!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The story ofAscalon).It was completed and installed in the grounds of the Cathedral in 2011. The reason for this theme and choice of sculpture is to represent that age old belief that 'good always wins over evil'.. here's hoping.....!! Tomorrow I'll show you where I took this photo from and why it sometimes pays to look down as well as up when you're on the hunt for a picture.....Have a great Sunday.
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Saturday, June 25, 2011
Sids and Kids) They rely mostly on support from the community and the Perth community is always very generous, it's very reassuring to see young people like the lovely lass above who donate their time and enthusiasm to charity work.....
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Friday, June 24, 2011
I don't find it easy to make the call on whether to change a picture from colour to monochrome, some images just cry out for the look. I thought about it for the first picture, but the few splashes of blue between the clouds was just too intense to wipe out. Also, after trying to get the little speck of black off my computer screen I realized it was probably a very big bird or perhaps a small plane, can't get in close enough to see for sure!! In the second picture there was no blue to sacrifice, so it was an easier choice to zap!! Both were taken on the same day. Happy Sky Watch Friday .....
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
It's officially winter here in Australia, and even though it was wet and extremely windy yesterday the temperature was still a mild 19C . I spotted these two young people frolicking as I was driving past Sorrento Beach, I pulled in and took a few pictures of them having great fun while Mum and Dad were bundled up in jackets taking shelter from the elements! Why is it that young people don't seem to feel the cold....oh heavens, how old does that make me sound!!
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Monday, June 20, 2011
There's no flowers on a sailors grave
No lillies on an ocean wave
The only tribute is the seagulls sweep
And the teardrop on a lovers cheek. Anon.
The original HMAS Perth was recommissioned in1939 and was used to patrol Australian waters before being sent to the Mediterranean at the end of 1940. In 1942 HMAS Perth was torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Sunda Strait (War history HMAS Perth). The bell to the left is from this ship. The HMAS Perth (D38) was built in the USA in 1965. The destroyer was used in the Vietnam War earning honours and commendations for her service. (HMAS Perth (D38)), after this she was used mainly for training exercises before being sunk as a dive wreck off the coast of WA in 2001. The bell to the right is from this ship. Both of the highly polished bells hang in the Perth Town Hall watched over by proud concierge who will if you have the time regale you with tales of the sea. I did have time and I enjoyed every minute.
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Sunday, June 19, 2011
history St. Mary ) has gone through three major stages of development, the first stage 1865 - 1930, second stage 1930 - 1999 and the third stage 1999 to the present. At one point in the renovations, the entire roof structure had to be temporarily hoisted off and then re-attached to a permanent steel structure, unfortunately you can see the steel pillars, but I guess it had to be made safe .It has quite a colourful history including Bishops bodies being discovered under the floorboards in the aisle. If you're interested in knowing a bit more of the history the link above is very illuminating!! Happy Sunday.
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Saturday, June 18, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011
History of The Cloisters) is wedged between highrise buildings on St. Georges Terrace in the city, and is considered one of Perth's most valued heritage buildings. It was designed in the classic Victorian Tudor style in diamond design hand made bricks by Richard Roach Jewell and built in 1857 for Matthew Hale, the first Anglican Bishop of WA who opened Bishop Hale's Secondary School for boys, the school's most successful student was John Forrest who became the first Premier of WA. Over the years it has been used for many things, boys school, girls school, boarding school, university hostel and barracks to name a few. These days it is part of the BHP Iron Ore office complex. It has a few times almost been demolished to make way for newer buildings, but has survived hopefully for another hundred years!
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Kailis Cafe), this is a great link as it gives you a short video that shows a bit of the atmosphere in the Kailis Cafe. It's been around since 1928 and the reason the seafood is the best and freshest is because if you notice the big blue boats lined up in front of the cafe, well they are the Lobster Fishing Boats that have probably just come in that morning, can't get fresher than that!! Who doesn't enjoy piping hot, freshly caught and cooked fish (or whatever seafood takes your fancy), a squeeze of lemon and some chips splattered with vinegar and salt?
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Monday, June 13, 2011
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Aqwa World, The Aquarium of Western Australia (Aqwa) as it is today came about as a result of a diving mishap. The founder of Coral World, Morris Kahn damaged his eardrums while trying to stop his son ascending too quickly. Finding himself unable to dive again he began thinking of all the others who might never get a chance to see life under the ocean and so started the family business of building aquariums around the world (it's an interesting story, the link will fill you in a bit more). Standing on the revolving floor that does a circle around the aquarium with the many species of West Australian sea creatures swimming over and around you is quite an experience. There is nothing quite like seeing a huge white pointer, razor teeth bared swimming so close you could reach out and touch it to confirm to me that my choice of 'landlubber' for life was so the right way to go. If you like a thrill (?) you can even dive with the sharks...........PASS!!
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Perth and /domestic Airport) yesterday to catch her flight to Canberra, that's her waiting to board her plane. That's her Qantas (Australia's most well known airline) plane waiting for takeoff. Qantas (Qantas facts) has had a lot of flak lately, there was a period when it was in the news headlines all the time with one problem or another and if you look at the stats it went from being rated the 2nd best airline in the world in 2005, to 7th best in 2010. Even so, there haven't actually been any crashes or deaths, just I should imagine some very anxious moments, I'm getting anxious just thinking about it!! Bottom line is that Qantas is probably still one of the safest ways to travel...if you really have to (or is that just me).
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Whitfords Sea Rescue) gave me a cheery smile and a wave. When they returned later with boat in tow, the lady standing forlornly on the prow staring straight ahead, was probably cold and definitely not amused!! The Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue is the biggest sea rescue service in WA and have been around for 35 years performing anywhere up to 300 rescues a year. Bravo to them I say!!
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sorrento Quay) yesterday evening to see if I could catch a quick shot of a glorious sunset, there was one but unfortunately it didn't wait for me, slipping down below the skyline just as I arrived, I misjudged the time by about 20 minutes. Not to be put off I walked over the bridge to the cafe side of the harbour to see what the locals were up to on this chilly evening. Well as expected the ice cream parlour was empty apart from the owners looking a bit disgruntled, definitely not a night for ice cream (11 degrees!!). Meanwhile round the corner........ San Churro (san churro) was humming!! I think it's a world wide franchise so I'm betting you all will have tasted for yourself the many chocolate delights within a San Churro, the hot chocolate drink, perfect for a chilly night, is excellent! I stopped in and picked up three different types of chocolate cake to take home, thus ensuring my status as 'best mum' for at least one more night!!
Monday, June 6, 2011
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Sunday, June 5, 2011
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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Percy Button). Also you can tell by the shopping bag peaking out from behind the statue that my daughter has just been to one of her favorite shops Alannah Hill.. it could be that that is making her smile, or it could be that she has her face in a place that might (but probably not) have Percy Buttons blushing!!
Friday, June 3, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Perth Arena when complete). It's been in progress for over a year now and it could be at least another at this rate until it is completed. Standing a little way further down Wellington St. is the now boarded and closed up Entertainment Centre, I have many happy memories of watching The Wildcats basketball team play home games there and also concerts, hopefully the new arena will be able to live up to it's memory.
Theme Day post ' Under Construction': Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Theme Day post ' Under Construction': Click here to view thumbnails for all participants