Friday, February 24, 2017

Sassellas views...



 Sassellas is a pretty prime spot to enjoy a drink overlooking Hay Street (super photo c1949 on link) and the town square Forrest Place. Above, the old Commonwealth Bank building on the corner and the General Post Office, when we arrived in Perth all those years ago it was still used as a post office and was faaabulous! If you pull the shot in a bit closer you can see the once controversial 'Grow Your Own' sculpture peeking above the trees. Below the view to the right from Sassellas balcony, you can just see the spires of St. Mary's Cathedral centre of shot. I rather like this view :)


We all seem to wait for the right moment to take 'the' shot without people distracting from whatever the subject is, I'm tres guilty of this.. below two street scenes to show that I'm not alone in Perth :) there are others out there working, eating, shopping and living.. although the little fellow fast asleep in the pram below has had enough, he's over it! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Art Deco on Hay Street...



Walking down Hay Street into the city yesterday, as always admiring two of my favourite Perth Art Deco buildings on the corner of Hay and William St. it occurred to me that I might not have actually shown them before.. my bad! Above on the right the Gledden Building built in 1938, the vertical emphasis inspired by skyscrapers in New York and Chicago, funnily enough every time I see this building it does make me think of Chicago :) Below on the opposite corner, built in 1923 the Walsh's Building formerly the 'Economic Store Building'. What is it about Art Deco that conjures up images of luxury, glamour and elegant times, do you feel it too or is it just me :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A walk in the park...




After an appointment yesterday in Nedlands, a stones throw from Kings Park, we stopped in to have a quick cuppa and soak in the view on a pretty perfect weather-wise morning. A different view of the War Memorial above and below the shiny new sign announcing the entrance to the Botanical Gardens. One of these days when I have time I'm going to find a position close to the city view lookout and just take shots of people with their selfie sticks.. so many!


 Walking along we come to the entrance to the Kokoda Track, the man you can just see heading down was one of many we saw make the hike down..


The Federation Walkway below is a popular spot for photos, with the Swan River and the city as a backdrop...


A view of the freeway disappearing south...


... and back up the hill to the car. It's been a hectic few days, hope all is well with you, happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


Monday, February 20, 2017

Octogirl..



Found this incroyable piece behind the Paddington Alehouse in Mount Hawthorn. 'Octogirl' painted in August last year by super talented Perth artist and illustrator Paul Deej who's work you've seen here many times. Through collaborations like this with Laneway Collective 'bringing together local artists, residents and land owners to create inspiring laneway art in Perth WA' and the amazing documenting by Streets of Perth, I only show you the tip of the ice-berg, these guys are the real deal, Perth has been named as one of the street art capitals of the world.. way to go Perth! Hope you had/are having a great weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe... P.s. how about the freaky reflection in the last shot :)
Click here to see more Monday Murals from around the world..


Sunday, February 19, 2017

High Street Fremantle..



The city of Fremantle is renowned for it's well preserved architectural heritage. For anyone with a love of heritage buildings a walk along High Street (tres informative link) is a visual delight. No 1 High St. the Fremantle Municipal Tramways building above, now home to Chalkys where we had breakfast, there's something quite special about breakfasting in a heritage building :) Below looking back up to the Roundhouse built in 1830, the first permanent building built in the Swan River Colony. The High St. Link above gives a good description of the buildings along the way..


Did I mention that these buildings are all on the left hand side as you walk down High St., the next time we're there I'll snap the gorgeousness that is on the right side :) Below looking back up to the Round House. What do you think, pretty fab oui! Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Smiling dog in High Street window...



 Walking down High Street, the main street running through the City of Fremantle, it was impossible to pass smiling dog patiently waiting (not for too long you'll be pleased to know) for his human to appear, without taking his photo. The next shot was inevitable, where there's a window and a sweet reflection, he really did look as if he was smiling.. snap! Walking along High Street is a joy for those who admire heritage buildings, and who doesn't :) I'll show you more tomorrow. Happy weekend, take care and stay safe...



Friday, February 17, 2017

Freo beach people.. vive les différences!



Yesterday we had breakfast in Fremantle.. it's going to be a Freo kind of few days. Perth is back to the low 30C's, parfait! The lady above, finding a quiet spot on Bathers Beach to read her book, was joined by two sweet little dogs frolicking in the surf, the dogs not their humans:) The contrast in beach wear is quite striking, one in an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow bikini, I dare you to listen :) and the other covered from head to heel.. vive les différences! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. can you see the green and red light houses on the north and south moles waaay out there in the right hand corner of the last shot. 


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