Friday, January 19, 2018

Dazzling dolphins make a 'big splash'..

 A little far from the Swan River a pod of thirty-six vibrantly colourful dolphins have dropped into the city to raise awareness of child and adolescent mental health. The Big Splash, a collaboration between Perth Children's Hospital Foundation and Wild in Art highlights three clear messages.. 
'You are not alone.. 
It's ok to talk about your feelings and concerns and
Real help is available' 
The incroyable three dimensional artwork on the dolphin Connections here in Forrest Place is by Paul Drok and the Sea Star Signers. I followed the trail and found a few more dazzling dolphins, show you over the next few days. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cycling through the mizzle..

On Monday Perth had the wettest January day in 18 years. Tuesday and yesterday it was more about the mizzle :) a most uncomfortable (90%) humid mix of mist and drizzle. Still, it didn't stop visitors with their bicycles boarding the Rottnest Express to head over to Rottnest Island 18km west of Fremantle, to enjoy the simple pleasures in life (check it out). I haven't been over to Rottnest since a rough crossing many years ago, I still shudder every time I see a brown paper bag.. kidding :) Rottnest is a must-do destination for visitors to Perth, much loved by locals also. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Arcs d'Éllipses.. optical illusion!

  I had heard there was something amazing to see on High Street in Fremantle. No exaggeration! The optical illusion artwork created by Paris based Swiss artist Felice Varini is an incroyable sight! Instead of me trying to explain how this complicated piece was achieved, a short video and details here will be much clearer. I only wish the skies had been a bit bluer to compliment the yellow :) The above and below shot taken from the optimum viewing spot, the Round House, where you can look down and see the total effect. The artwork was created using temporary thin aluminum self-adhesive sheeting (seen in collage right bottom corner) therefore not in any way harming the canvas, in this case the heritage buildings that line High Street. Part of Fremantle's High Tide17 event. Pretty cool right! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. the last shot is looking back up to the Roundhouse. P.p.s. you really should look at the video :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Allways chek for speling erors!

Was my title a little bit like nails scratching down a blackboard :) The sign above made me smile and is especially for you Rob in Strasbourg, a fellow coffeeholic. It could apply to whatever beverage you drink to wake you up and prepare you for the day ahead! You might have seen on Facebook that the wee bit of rain I mentioned yesterday did arrive and is more like this! My trip to the city was postponed, but today it's brolly-up and off to catch some summer rain umbrella shots.. wish me luck. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..  

Monday, January 15, 2018

In the likeness of...

A few weeks ago I was surprised and thrilled to come across the fantastical mural here on the wall of a car park on Scarborough Beach Road. Mes lecteurs français may recognize the style. Painted by Smudge 'in the likeness of' the style of French artist and children's book illustrator Marie Desbons. The whimsical art of M. Desbons is a delight to behold, see more here. Found while searching, successfully, for treasure of an altogether different kind :) It has been an unbearably hot and humid weekend in Perth, I'm hoping for a cooler week ahead and maybe even a wee bit of rain :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Gold makes the beautiful ugly!

Slight twist on a Molière quote :) It's no secret that I find the mix of modern and heritage architecture on St Georges Terrace very appealing. Up until now it has been a mix that works well. You can imagine how distressing it was to discover that the historic St Andrew's Uniting Church above on the Terrace, admittedly in a state of disrepair, and two adjoining properties have been sold. The heritage listed church will remain but will become a mixed-use development. That's not the problem, at least it will be used. It's the prospect of THIS, not approved yet, appearing alongside.. hideous, hideous, hideous! It will look completely out of place on the Terrace. Where do I sign to protest! Lol rant over, but if you look at the link you'll understand why my feathers are ruffled :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. big catch up today..

Saturday, January 13, 2018

All the shiny things..

The windows of the high-end stores on King Street in the city are often good for reflection images.. and the good thing is they cost nothing :) Loved the multi mini reflections of the surrounding heritage buildings in the extremities of the shiny 'balloon dog' in the Louis Vuitton window last week, you might have to embiggen to see more clearly. The bigger picture below made me smile, it doesn't matter how impressive your car is, if you park in a no-parking zone in the city there will be a parking inspector waiting to pounce :) Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..
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