Saturday, April 29, 2017

Wishing you were here..

I caught up with fellow Perth blogger Sami yesterday and with a few minutes to spare I had time to admire Perth based artist and designer Anne Neil's sculpture 'Here'.. j'adore the simplicity of the concept 'being here in the moment in a special place and wishing you were here'. The sculpture overlooking the fabulous beach in the coastal suburb of City Beach is indeed in a special place, and the 'wishing you were here' applies on many occasions :) We had a long lunch in Clancy's Fish Bar, super relaxed venue where you don't feel you have to eat and run :) Have a happy and safe weekend, take care... 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beach babes and blokes...

 One month short of official winter the next three days are described thus, mostly sunny, sunny, more sun than clouds.. made me smile :) It was such a day yesterday and I took the opportunity to snap a few while at the beach. Surfer girl checking out the waves below and I don't know what was going on with the bloke in the last shot, he just kept running into my shots :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nature Returns to Gosnells..

Conversation with a Gosnells local watching while I took my shots:
 She: 'Are you a tourist?' 
I had to give that one a bit of consideration before replying 'No, I live on the other side of the river.. it's a super sculpture don't you think?'
Her reply 'Nah!' 
 Well I beg to differ :) While on our expedition to 'the other side' of the river last week we stopped in the suburb of Gosnells to take a few shots of a sculpture I'd heard about by Perth based sculptor Andrew Kay, you can see more of his fabulous works here, including two more pieces in the same suburb that I wish I'd known about before I went because it'll be a while before I go back :) Titled 'Nature Returns to Gosnells' the bronze sculpture depicts a possum holding open a manhole cover emblazoned with the City of Gosnells crest allowing 'a variety of native animals using man-made subterranean channels to access the urban environment from their homes along the banks of the Canning river'. At first I thought the leaves caught in the sculpture were a bit messy, then I thought well that's nature for you.. a bit messy :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anzac Day.. 'Let silent contemplation be your offering'..

It's hard to believe that a year has passed since I stood here in Kings Park with Aimee, P and my sister alongside thousands of others gathered in silence to commemorate Anzac Day. A national day of remembrance to honour all Australians and New Zealanders who 'served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations' and 'the contribution and suffering of all those who have served'. I took these shots yesterday at dawn, opting this year to contemplate in a more solitary way. I have so many mixed emotions on this day.. sadness, anger and even a little despair as I think about the world situation today.. but when the reassuring fiery glow of the sun bursts over the horizon, for a while at least it seems as if all is well with the world! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...

Monday, April 24, 2017

A black tie affair..

How is it even possible, taking into account my love affair with St. Georges Terrace that I haven't been into Black Tie Co. before this! After four several hours walking in the city a stimulant of the caffeine kind was required and there he was below, beckoning me in with that sardonic smile :) I note the artist's name is Esme Putter but am unable to discover any further information..

Once inside the much needed coffee, and oh alright if you must know :) a delicious pistachio biscuit also, did not disappoint..

The Black Tie Co is housed in one of my favourite buildings on the terrace, the heritage listed Old Perth Technical School built in 1910.. and look, if you pull the shot below in a bit you can still see that 'come in if you dare' smile from the other side of the terrace. Hope you had/are still having a fab weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Wisteria Lane..

Aimee and I did make the 'expedition' over to Myaree on the south side of the river yesterday to visit the Shabby Chic Vintage Market held at Wisteria Lane and the barn. I think I've mentioned before that a trip over to the south side of the river is a little like visiting another country and Myaree, being a predominately light industrial area we weren't sure what to expect. However once found, walking through those big shed doors was like walking through a portal into another time.

Music from the 1930/40's added to the ambience. I'm not sure what it is about the pre, during and just after the WW11 period that I find so fascinating, I can't explain it but the glorious collection of vintage 'stuff' made my heart sing! They say you either have a 'hat face' or you don't. Aimee definitely does, she has a significant collection of vintage hats. When it came to choosing between these two she chose.. can you guess :)

The rumours re the deliciousness of the  home-made scones was true, I think I may have gotten a little carried away with the cream :) Hope you are having a fab weekend, happy Sunday, take care and stay safe... 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Man and his best friend..

I would rather the young man had been reading a book in this idyllic setting but what can you do right! So what are you up to this weekend? It's been such a long time since I've been to a market with Aimee and an event announcement keeps popping up on my Facebook page, the 'Shabby Chic Vintage Market'.. sounds just my Devonshire cup of tea :) If I get there I'll tell you all about it, I'll be looking out for shabby chic reflections for James's Weekend Reflections! Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...

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