There were Butterflies

There were butterflies in Perth on Monday.

In the Cultural Centre where there was a celebration.



I Love Fremantle

They do things diferently, down at the Port of Fremantle.


The Ugliness of Modern

I was going to add the word ‘Architecture’ to the title. Then I thought about this building.

In Milligan St, Perth


A Lego building. Hundreds of replicated blocks stacked on top of and beside each other.

Ashamed of the complete lack of any redeeming features, the assemblers decided that a couple of rectangular splashes of colour would help soften this very geometric, masculine edifice.

When that failed they decided to add some feminine curves. In cold stainless steel.

That failed as well.

The effect is that of a flaccid penis.

Farewell Ra

Farwell Ra

Please return to Perth on the morrow

farewell Ra

A Visitor

A visitor to my bacony garden

Turned his back on me.

Ungrateful wretch!


I Took A Walk Yesterday

Actually, I often take walks but yesterday I walked with my eyes open.

This is some of what I saw.

I detrained at Perth Staion and discovered the new walk UNDERNEATH the station and all its rail lines which took me directly to Murray St. in under 300 comfortable metres.

Still brand new, no shops or stalls along the sides which I am quite sure our avaricious Government will rectify as soon as possible.

But it does look like a skateboarders dream!

perth walk1

Then I walked up Hay Street towards Elizabeth’s Secondhand Bookstore where I find much of the “Street Wisdom” I post on Wednesdays and Sundays.

I also find wandering through a book store, new or secondhand, is therapeutic and renewing.

On my way, I spotted something magical!

perth walk2

Yes, I know it is “Just another old building”. The sort of building modern developers would love to pull down and replace with 103 levels of blank concrete and glass.

But I spotted who built it.

JK Rowlings must have released one of her characters into Muggledom.

Can’t quite see who?

perth walk2a

A few steps later, I found one of those marvellous “Pop-up” shop fronts which are becoming a feature of the changing face of my city.

perth walk3

I had to take a look around in this temporary wonderland. It is only open for seven days.

perth walk6

I didn’t buy any of the posters which were available.

Then I walked across Hay St to His Majesty’s Theatre to see what they have on stage at the moment.

And I know several people who would love to see this!

perth walk4

I must take more walks with my eyes open!

Catted Stove

I set out to cross a black cat with a stove

This is what happened.


101 Things To Do With A Swan River #16

I’m afraid someone has found the plug and pulled it.

The Swan River is draining. In fact it is nearly empty!

This was the scene at Maylands yesterday.


The Willow



In Fremantle

I found a beholder with an eye for beauty.



Yummy to the eye and Yummy to the tongue.

My variagated Nasturtiums are flowering deliciously!


Hidden Perth

A little coffee shop with toasted sarnies on the side.

Hidden in a laneway where I used to sneak into the Grand Theatre via an occasionally unguarded side door.


101 Things To Do With A Swan River #15

You can mow lawns alongside its banks.


101 Things To Do With A Swan River #14

You can sit in it for so long that things begin to grow on you!


This is a part of a jetty upstream from Claisebrooke.

Kings Park Spring

Kings Park is ablaze with colour as the bush blooms burgeon.


Yet not all the beauty is in technicolour.

The deeply veined leaves of this Royal Hakea have a special beauty against a brilliant blue sky.

royal hakea


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