Sunday, July 23, 2017

Gothic art gallery..

While in the city taking these photos in Cathedral Square I popped in to see St George's Art 2017 held in St George's Cathedral.  This event, now in its 15th year is a terrific opportunity for students in Year 10, 11 and 12 from all around WA to present their work in a unique setting.. I did get a little side-tracked as you can see :)

The standard of work by the students was outstanding as always.. the piece that I have picked to show is indicative of young people's anxiety world wide re the current state of politics in the US.. and on that note :) I wish you a happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Umbrellas and winter sales..

 Apart from the winter festivities going on around Perth right now there are also the winter sales, signs announcing anywhere from 25%, 50% and below even better 70% off! In Australia we have Christmas sales, Easter sales, winter sales, summer sales and the biggest of them all the Boxing Day sales.. tourists come and buy up big! In Paris les soldes are restricted to twice a year. There are good and bad points to both.. we're pretty laid back in Perth, there's no rush, if you miss one sale eh (shrugging shoulders) another will be along shortly so there's no real bargain buzz. In Paris it sounds like the first few days of les soldes are a crazy crush and all the good stuff is gone vite then you have to wait until the next season for another. Personally if there's a crush situation I'd rather pay a few dollars more :) how about you? Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..

Friday, July 21, 2017

Umbrellas up, up and almost away!

We've had some wild winter weather hurrah over the last few days, Aimee tells me the squalls in the city were quite ferocious so it was with curiosity yesterday afternoon that I went in to take a few shots of the umbrella installation on Hay Street.. just one of the events in this year's City of Perth Winter Arts Season. There were still raindrops on the brollies but for a short while the sky cleared. Colourful umbrellas en masse are a delight to see but for added interest some architectural details from the many heritage buildings along Hay St. That's Percy Archibald Buttons in the last shot, still entertaining tourists and locals 63 years after passing away, he had a tough life did Percy! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Re-discovering treasure..

On this post last week some of you quite rightly admired the glimpse of the building here. This has to be one of the biggest and most successful restorations in the city. The Old Treasury Building built in 1877, occupied by the State Government for 120 years and then left abandoned for two decades.. imagine that, incroyable! You can see some interior pics taken before the restoration here. Now home to some of Perth's finest restaurants and boutique hotel, this old beauty is refreshed, restored and fabulous! If you have a few minutes scroll down and check out the short video here to have a closer look. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. taken very early just as people are arriving in the city.. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cocktails and pizza at Alfred's..

I couldn't find one bad review for Alfred's Pizzeria on Barrack Street, in fact one reviewer said they were tempted to give a bad review in the hope it would put people off thus keeping Alfred's a 'secret spot.' Too late, the jig is up, the word is out with another reviewer saying that 'the smell of pizza and the decor made them feel as if they had strolled straight into Little Italy.' Enter through the telephone box and you will discover 'tucked away downstairs all of your favourite things, a cocktail bar, late night pizza and rock & roll.' I think I've just talked myself into a visit :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. most of the pics this week were taken super early on Monday morning, just in case you're wondering where everyone is :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Flowers in her hair, flowers everywhere....

I love the flower girl
Oh, I don't know just why
She simply caught my eye
I love the flower girl she seemed so sweet and kind
She crept into my mind.. The Cowsills

 Sitting in the recently opened Mrs S Cafe in Highgate, the lady with flowers in her hair had me humming the song by the The Cowsills, go on I dare you to listen, you'll love it.. a more upbeat 3.35 minutes will be hard to find :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...  

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dr Russell's Imaginarium..

A trip to Guildford is not complete for me unless I pop into Dr Russell's Imaginarium, the name alone is enough to entice! If you enjoy browsing vintage, art deco, retro, garagenalia and kitchenalia this is the place. The one thing I always admire and would buy in a flash, for Aimee, is the Betty Boop figurine based on the 1920's entertainer Baby Esther Jones. Here's the thing though, check out the tag on her foot.. it's Not for Sale, c'est la vie, isn't that always the way! Hope you're having a fab weekend, take care and stay safe... P.s. Boop-oop-a-doop :)

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