Monday, March 19, 2018

Viva la Voyage..

"You can't just eat good food,
you've got to talk about it too".. Kurt Vonnegut.

It's true! Breakfast with my skin and blisters sisters is always a good way to begin the day.. and when breakfast is five minutes away from home at Voyage Kitchen on the coast road.. even better! Breakfast shot below courtesy of Aimee, I was too busy eating mine to take pics :) How was/is your weekend? Mine was hectic, but so pleased with what we achieved. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea V.. End of the Day.

Very frustrating week of computer blackouts solved with new WiFi thingy, mouse and keypad. I suspect it was the WiFi thingy, technical term :) that was the problem but am happy with the extras.. good to be back in business! The last time you saw above and below shots of 'The Desert Island' here, was at daybreak, we returned to Cottesloe beach and Sculpture by the Sea for sunset shots and after a dusky start the sky put on a splendiferous show that was a joy to behold. Like many of you I too was worried about how this installation might effect the birds, but apart from one confused seagull below hundreds, possibly thousands, of birds were more interested in finding their digs for the night in the tall trees along the beach, the noise was astounding! Two more days and the beach will be pristine and free of sculptures once more. I have to do a bit of a catching up, bear with me! Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Friday, March 16, 2018

Under Construction..

'Sorry for the inconvenience'
 If Rome was built in a day
we would have used the same contractor..

I've been having a few problems with my computer lately.. just as I am ready to press schedule.. *poof* it all disappears. I have a few more beach shots but will have to try again tomorrow. Every time I go into the city these days I notice more construction work going on, is it the same for you? I know progress is an ongoing endeavour but sometimes it would be nice to see see everything neat, tidy and finished :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dancing in the sunset..

Are you ready for round two of Sculpture by the Sea 2018 :) Although a cloudy evening we did head on down to Cottesloe Beach yesterday evening to take sunset shots of the sculptures. When we arrived the sky below, even though dusky, was still impressive. I wondered if the heavens would put on a show or just fizzle out in shades of grey. I needn't have worried, the spur of the moment shot above snapped as we were leaving the beach.. the young lady bathed in golden light was oblivious to all but the beauty of the sunset. Will show you the in-between grey and glorious tomorrow. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Gift From Greece..

 Can you see/feel the heat in the above shot? Summer is having it's last hurrah! It's been a scorcher of a week with temps 36/39C.. always happens at the beginning of autumn, thank heavens a cooler week coming up. The plane trees here are not just any plane trees. They were grown from cuttings from the Tree of Hippocrates on the island of Cos. The tree under which according to legend Hippocrates taught his pupils the art of medicine. A gift from the Government of Greece to the doctors and medical students of WA. They sit in a small garden in the grounds of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a teaching hospital in Nedlands. Seeds or cuttings from the tree have been spread all around the world.. it was lovely to think that Perth, the world's most isolated city was not forgotten. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Art Deco or not?

It really pays to take a diversion from one's usual route now and then. Walking through a new arcade from Hay to Murray St my heart skipped a beat.. was this an Art Deco building that had slipped through my net :) The original building on this spot, Retort House, was built in 1886 but the above built in 1927, right time frame, it has 'the look'. What do you think? The original Retort House had many diverse uses and even after the Electricity & Gas Dept. took over in 1920, a colourful history (scroll down). It looks a little deserted right now, will be keeping my eye on it. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, March 12, 2018

Engaging the community..

We have many incroyably talented artists in Perth, one of which is Melski Mcvee. You have seen her work here many times but if you have a minute click here and scroll down, I promise it will make you happy :) Above and below seen on The Best Brew Bar & Kitchen on Wellington Street. Mel's work is largely community orientated, have a look at the short video here of a community project in Northbridge.. so much participatory fun being had. I must keep my eyes open to see if she has a project happening when my two 'arty' grandchildren are here, they would love to join in I'm sure. Hope you had/are having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

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