Wednesday, May 23, 2018

This side and that..

I might have shown this view before but each time I find myself here, as I did last week, it is  irresistibly impossible not to take another shot. Standing at the top of St Georges Terrace looking down into the city through the Barracks Arch, all that is left of the Pensioner's Barracks (scroll down to see original barracks) is one of my favourite views. In the same spot in the opposite direction across the freeway is Parliament House. I don't think the view here, constructed 1958/64 is it's best side, the Harvest Terrace side, built in 1902 is lovely, will get over there and take some pics soon. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Butterfly kisses..

Discovered this gorgeous mural in a car park last week in Leederville.. just before I dropped my camera and broke my wide-angle lens :(  Created by San Francisco based muralist, fine artist and art director AmandaLynn last year.. you won't regret clicking the link to see more of her incroyable work. The artist is inspired 'by the female form and spirit' and her beautifully evocative women can be seen in many cities around the world. We are lucky to have the two beauties here in our city. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, May 21, 2018

Never eat more than you can hold!

Excellent advice Ellie :) The small circles of ceramic art set into and scattered along the pathway at Hillarys Boat Harbour are little gems of seaside art created by children mostly during 2006/7, although I see bikini clad Grace below to the left is dated 2009! I tried to choose just a few of them to show but how could I possibly pick, they are all fabulous and deserve to be seen. Some have been stepped on more than others and are showing signs of wear and tear. There are many venues around Perth that encourage and include children's art in the design in some way, brilliant idea. Hope you had/are having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Show a leg!

Haha! No not mine :) Bit of a light hearted Sunday post to make you smile. Yesterday in the garden on a warm afternoon, looked up to see a familiar leg protruding out of the 'mostly given up for winter' creeper covering the roof of P's tool shed at the bottom of the garden. Calling up, the neighbours cat, taking its time, as cats do, looked up, gave me a cursory glance and a...

...ok I'm bored now glare before carrying on with his ablutions.. charming! Looking up at him looking down on me I couldn't help remembering the quote 'in ancient times cats were worshiped as gods, they have not forgotten this :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Up close and personal..

There's always a chance when you press your camera lens right onto the glass window of a restaurant or cafe to take a reflection shot that there will be someone on the other side of that glass not too thrilled about a camera catching them with their mouth full :) So far so good, no angry taps and a 'clear orf', to date anyway! Could easily have happened here in the window of California Pizza Kitchen at Hillarys Boat Harbour, I couldn't see a thing inside but I had noticed it was pretty busy when passing the entrance! Hope you have a good weekend, take care and stay safe..

Friday, May 18, 2018

Grass trees.. Short back and sides,

I don't think I've ever seen the Australian grass tree styled like this before, will have to check them out periodically to see how they grow.. seen here in Yagan Square . Why do they remind me of Cousin Itt without his hat, can you see it or is it just me :)

Meanwhile the iron cladding on the buildings in the square and the 9mt tall Wirin sculpture are oxidizing together beautifully under the warm/hot WA skies. Re the grass trees above, have a look here, guarantee it will make you smile, could we call this a 'tullet' :)  Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Oops! Not my day.

After a coffee on Tuesday in Leederville I did something I have never done before! I forgot that my camera was on my lap and stood up.. et voilà, quelle tragédie! My camera with lens extended fell to the floor. I'm lucky that the actual camera wasn't damaged but take a look at my very favourite wide-angle lens! If the barrel had been in and locked it would have survived but I had just taken the shot below..

...and just after, a wee bit skewed! Anyone who uses a camera in the Olympus OM-D range will know that this wide-angle lens is super brilliant.. it's my go to lens in so many situations. The bad news is that to replace it new would set me back about $700, the good news I think I can have it repaired for much less.. fingers crossed. Don't you hate it when you do silly things like this! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. you might not be interested but I felt the need to share 😊

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