Friday, June 23, 2017

The Rise of Sneaker Culture encore..

Back in Art Gallery WA following the kick trail upstairs to see a few more fabulous sneaker designs in the The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition.. who knew there could possibly be so many! Below a pair of Nike Zoom LeBron 6 inspired by Family Guy character Stewie Griffin. Never put into production only 24 pairs were made available to friends and family by invitation.. the dilemma for those 24 would be sentimental value or actual monetary value, I'd be tempted by the latter.. one more trip to Paris perhaps :)

Below a pair of Air Jordan VII Olympic Gold Medal presented by the Jordan Brand to Chris Paul when he won Olympic Gold in 2012.. no more than three pairs were manufactured making it 'exceptionally rare and sought after'.. an around the world trip for sure :)

I know a redhead.. not 'sporty' but tres cool :) who would be attracted by the glitter of the Puma X Undefeated  Clyde 'Gametime' 24k metallic gold sneakers below.. originally created 'in homage to the US gold medal winning Olympic basketball team'..

Below the 1994  'citron, red and black original colorway of the Reebok Insta Pump Fury is nearly as iconic as the design itself, immediately recognizable from a mile away'. As much as I enjoyed the exhibition I couldn't help wondering at what point did the sneaker morph from being a sports shoe to a modern day status symbol? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. one more from the exhibition tomorrow but it's not about the shoes :)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Rise of Sneaker Culture.. then and now.

 In the city earlier this week we popped in to see what was new at the Art Gallery WA.. there's always something weird and wonderful to see and I suspect that the many school groups coming in below were here to see the Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition. It has always fascinated me the importance of wearing the right brand of sneakers, it was almost a cult thing at one stage.. is it still I wonder.. surely not! The sneakers above were made in 1915.. I think they're pretty cool, but totally unsuitable for the level of competition these days..

Below, perfect if you need that extra bit of height.. and I do :) 

I'm saving the really speccy sneakers for tomorrow..incroyable! Are you into the 'wearing the right sneaker' mentality? Maybe it's my Scots blood, but my top price would be around the $120 mark and not a cent more.. I know right I'm a cheapskate :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Crown and ‘De Parel Van Vuren’..

Yesterdays views were looking out over the Swan river to the city in Burswood Park and today looking in towards the Crown resort and casino. Is it just me or do you think the design of the casino, centre below, looks a little like the bow of a cruise ship? I had spotted the ginormous 'De Parel Van Vuren' (The Pearl of Fire) Perth's very own Spiegeltent from city side and wanted to have a closer look. I wasn't expecting...

... to see Shrek peering over the fence at me but maybe I should have been as he is one of the central characters in Lights by Dreamworks, showing here from 23rd June to 23rd July.. just in time for the school holidays! I don't remember school hols being quite so razzamatazz, but then again my school days were a really long time ago :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fishing with dad or, caught and bowled!

In Burswood Park on Sunday to take photos of something so completely different I couldn't walk by without taking a quickie shot of the sweet father/daughter scene above. A different view of the city looking across from the southern side of the Swan River. If you are a cricket enthusiast the stadium lights seen a bit closer below light up the WACA Ground (Western Australian Cricket Assoc), the pitch regarded as 'one of the quickest and bounciest in the world. As of February 2016 four of the nine fastest Test centuries have been scored here' but as host to international games it's 'all out' for the WACA.. fascinating stuff right :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. to see similar above shot in b & w with a touch of colour have a peek here!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Superheroes down the lane..

It's all about superheroes these days. So many movies depicting the hero swooping in at the last moment to save the day.. or even the world! I confess it's not my favourite movie genre, I'm more of a foreign movie addict so you'll have to help me here. Starting from the top Captain America? Spider Man, that's a long-shot, the Hulk and maybe Thor? How did I do? Aimee would know in a 'Flash' :) This situation saving foursome found down a lane in Highgate. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WA Day leftovers!

There was no time to get out and about with the camera yesterday.. thank heavens for the archives! A few shots here from WA Day a few weeks back. The parrot and black swan emblematic to WA is on the other side of the mural shown here.

Celebration balloons disappearing down London Court...

One of my favourite shots of the day, the city reflected in a certain red head about town's sunnies from the Perth Cultural Centre. Hoping to get out and about today. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weekend 'nautical' reflections..

Yesterday I had lunch with my SIL's and niece at Hillarys Boat Harbour five minutes from home. I find it impossible not to take a few more nautical reflection shots whenever walking past the marina, I must have thousands on file! As you can see it was another harsh winter day in Perth :)

The royal crest below intrigued me :) 

Couldn't resist playing with the shot below when I spotted it's name :) Hope you have a good weekend, take care and most of all stay safe...

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