There were butterflies in Perth on Monday.
In the Cultural Centre where there was a celebration.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
I had to take a look around in this temporary wonderland. It is only open for seven days.
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!