Standing strong in Wellington Gardens, six strikingly dramatic skeletal figures cast in bronze make up the dramatic Aboriginal public artwork Koorden. Conceived by Noongar artist Rod Garlett, Koorden, the Noongar word meaning strength, represents 'the Noongar people of South-Western Australia and their enduring cultural traditions'. I'm not sure if the photos do it justice, in reality it has a powerful presence. I see lights on the base of each sculpture, can you imagine how amazing it would look lit up at night..you know what I'm going to say right.. must get back for that shot :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Although not a church-goer myself, I am always delighted to discover a church that I haven't seen before. I especially love to see the diverse range of religions practiced and accommodated for here in Perth. While in Highgate a few days ago I came across St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. Built in 1954/5 the bell tower below in 1974, it is the first Serbian Orthodox church in WA and as such has been placed on the State Heritage Register. The copper cupolas are very similar to those of the Greek Orthodox Church in West Perth that I showed you here.The church and gardens are beautifully looked after by it's congregation who were arriving as I took these shots. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...
Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Edwardian Baroque facade of His Majesty's Theatre reflected in the golden globe window decor of Prada on the corner of Hay and King St. I'm sure those golden balls have been around for a while, why I haven't spotted this reflection before is surprising.. do you find that some days you are more observant than others, can't just be moi :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..
Friday, January 20, 2017
Described as a 'prominent landmark in Highgate, how is it possible that I have missed noticing the 38mt (125ft) Lincoln Street Ventilation Stack on my many visits! Built in the Art Deco Style in 1935 as a sewer vent which, under certain weather conditions, dispersed what gasses it vented over surrounding houses, phew! Closed six years later in 1941 it became known as 'Dumas's Folly' after Russell Dumas, Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department at the time. In 1941 the tower was secretly put into service as an antenna, to protect against Japanese air raids during WW11, not revealed until 1956.. you can see in the first shot there are still antennas up there. The vent is listed on the National Trust of Australia and the State Register of Heritage Places.. it may have been unsuccessful in some ways but served stoically in others.. and then there's the Art Deco factor :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Yesterday I took a good friend to the Indiana, formerly the Indiana Tea House for her birthday. You've seen the Indiana before but it's almost impossible to visit and not take photos.. especially when the sea is a stunning turquoise blue, so beautiful it almost makes one forget about the sharks :) Described as 'an iconic WA landmark located on the pristine white sands of Cottesloe beach, offering diners uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean from all tables'.. Is it just me or does this building evoke memories of colonial times! It was a sunny, cloudy at times 25C, encore today, perfect! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
As soon as I saw the sculpture above in the garden outside Crown it felt familiar and although I couldn't find any details to identify the sculptor or verify my feeling it does look as if it would feel right at home sitting by the sea during Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe beach. Take a look here, would fit right in don't you think? Now that I come to mention it :) it's not long before this years Sculpture by the Sea.. are you looking forward to it.. I am! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..P.s. love the red and yellow kangaroo paws against the sculpture shimmering in the sun..
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
What a funny pair of parrots dozing up a tree,
Two more flew in and then there were ..four!
A poet I am not :) Walking under the trees at Hillarys Boat Harbour I spotted two corellas dozing high in the trees, pointing my camera up to take some shots, no long lens unfortunately.. it didn't take long before the family of English visitors below came to see what was up! I know right, it's time to get back to the city :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe... P.s. if you pull the shots in you will see that despite the goings on below them, they really were flop-dop asleep :)