Tuesday, April 24, 2018

City views from.. City Views!

Caught up for lunch with mon ami français Marie yesterday in the tres aptly named City View Cafe in Optus Stadium. The stadium opened in January this year kicking off with an Ed Sheeran concert . I wasn't happy with any of my shots of the stadium but check out the images here.. incroyable!

Just to the left of the shots above is where I'm once again having to reserve judgement.. I'll leave you with an abstract image until the project is fini, then we'll look at it again :) Mon ami français has already made her feelings known 'c'est tres hideous'. I seem to remember that's what many French people said about la tour Eiffel :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, April 23, 2018

Work in progress.. Fremantle icons.

When in Fremantle last week I was lucky enough to come across internationally recognized Perth artist ArtByDestroy working on his latest project, as yet unfinished but too good to pass up taking a few shots of rock legend Bon Scott (1946-1980) lead singer of AC/DC and John Butler. On the wall of the Federal Hotel seems the perfect spot to depict two of Freo's iconic rock legends.. one still with us and one rockin' up a storm wherever rock legends catch up when they pass! Loved that the artist has depicted Fremantle so beautifully, after all the photos that have appeared on the blog I'm sure you recognize the Cappuccino Strip on South Terrace.. bloomin' brilliant! Happy Monday and new week, take care and stay safe...
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Before the parade..

How's that for a million dollar smile above! So much going on in the city last weekend during the Buddha's Birthday and Multicultural Festival at Elizabeth Quay. Meanwhile in Forrest Place we watched as the gorgeous young ladies here chatted and posed for photos before the Songkran Festival parade, if you click the link and scroll down a bit there are a few videos of the celebrations, such fun! It's not easy to get eight young ladies to look and smile for the camera all at the same time and if I'm not mistaken contestant No.3 seems to be missing :)

I'm not sure if it's p.c. to have favourites but the two ladies below were mine :) Thai New Year is a joyful and colourful celebration. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Gehry fantastical!

Well it's definitely not the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Breaking from my traditional return from Sydney view of my favourite bridge I couldn't pass up the chance to take a look at this extraordinary piece of architecture by Canadian born American architect Frank Gehry. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, which officially opened in February 2015 is a business school building of the University of Technology Sydney. The building design is based on the idea of a tree house but is often described as a 'squashed brown paper bag'.. also quite rightly as a masterpiece.. what do you think? It is also the first and only Frank Gehry building in Australia which is a shame.. we need a wee bit of his imaginative fabulousness here in Perth. Bear with me as I catch up, happy Saturday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. new header shot taken a few days ago in Hyde Park.. autumn has arrived! 
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Monday, April 16, 2018

PDP is back.. almost!

Home again! Spending time with our Sydney famille is always a joy. While not technically perfect I loved the whimsical feel of the shot below, hopefully it reflects the fun and magic of turning four :)  In a month my grandson will be two, how fast the time flies! Along with every other grandparent in the world I can't believe how lucky we are to have these two super special youngsters to enrich our lives. The week ahead is super busy, plus I seem to have picked up a bug along the way, so will restart the blog on Saturday with a whole new autumn feel. Looking forward to catching up and seeing what you have been up to while I've been away.. see you Saturday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Out into the big blue.. à bientôt.

.....or, on the way UP! The above shot would have been perfect for the 'one colour' theme on the 1st :) Below on the way up to the lookout point at Mullaloo Beach..

Whichever way you look at it that's moi.. up, up and away over to Sydney to celebrate my gorgeous granddaughter's 4th birthday. Took a walk by the coast yesterday, the colours in the ocean were incroyable, untouched here that is exactly how they were.  Everyday I am thankful to live so close to such a wonderful coastline, never to be taken for granted. Have decided when I come back from Sydney this time I am going to actually do something about my fear of flying.. hypnotherapy perhaps, has anyone tried it? Please take care and stay safe until I see you back here, hopefully :) on the 16th April.. à bientôt 💙

Monday, April 2, 2018

Western Ground Parrot.. Mural of Hope.

Two fabulous murals.. one for Monday Murals today and one for next week as I will be in Sydney then. Mega talented Perth artist Brenton See whose work you have seen here many times created the 'Mural of Hope for the Western Ground Parrot' at the Perth Zoo to highlight their Western Ground Parrot breeding program. The western ground parrot, endemic to Western Australia, is one of the rarest bird species in the world, their numbers dropping rapidly mainly due to introduced predators and bush fires. Brenton's love of birds and wildlife inspired his Endemic Birds of WA Mural Project check out his blog here. You have to respect and admire the passion. Hope you are having a super Easter weekend, happy Monday take care and stay safe..

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