29 September 2014

HELLS YEAH ROYAL SHOW

It's the kid in me that draws me to the Royal Show every few years. The nostalgia is very strong with me. Sadly most of the old school pavilions and cattle yards and the like are long gone, yet it still has its own charm. Had an awesome 6 hours there yesterday...

Chair Spin
All sizes
visiting the cattle yards
Yards
Showtime
show time
Us
jumped on the chair lift, which is not a great idea for someone like me who doesn't really enjoy heights
Sideshow Alley
looking over at sideshow alley
Chair Lift
just a boy ridin along with a rasta banana
vertigo
end of the ride
Big Prizes
old school banner above this stall
Clowns
Fairy Floss
Thunderbolt
it's always the best when it gets dark
Spinner
Python Loop
Megadrop
Tickets

27 September 2014

OLD PERTH # 26

Time to expand a little on this earlier Old Perth post. Going to focus on the building that used to stand at the Wellington St end of the Horseshoe Bridge. The old Railway Offices. Photos taken circa 1923.

Railway offices in front of Perth Station, Western Australia
Horseshoe Bridge on the left and the Railway Station in the top right corner
Way & Works Office, Perth, Western Australia
The movies being advertised at The Majestic Theatre are "Fools of Fortune" (1922) and "The Buster" (1923), starring Dustin Farnum. Note the Boans building in the background
Railway offices in front of Perth Station, Western Australia
The reverse angel with the roof of the Old Perth Markets behind the advertising signs in the background
As cool as these photos are, I think the most striking thing to note is that those bloody roadworks in Wellington St started back in 1923 and god knows when they'll finish em.



24 September 2014

THAT'S IT, I'M MOVING TO HOLLAND, THE NETHERLANDS, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT

I mean seriously, they have bikes, so many bikes, everyone rides a bike and they have the bike infrastructure for the bikes. They also have dykes, tulips, windmills and Gouda cheese. Also Dutch licorice, god I love salty Dutch licorice... oh and they have this dog.


how cool is that?!

23 September 2014

THE HOOD # 292

A couple of weekends back I did some serious lane way lurking in Highgate and snapped these pieces among a few others

Backyard
This is part of a larger wall in someone's back yard, I had to hang the camera over the fence to get the shot
Count Scrapula
Wall by Count Scrapula
Battle Bots
This wall was the one that was painted over withing a few hours of me taking this shot, it's the wall used for the marriage proposal

22 September 2014

ARCHITECTURE IN LATE 19TH CENTURY INDIA WAS COOL

I think some of it is Indo-Saracenic Revival but I'm no expert. Yeah ok ok I googled that term to make me sound sophisticated, it worked though huh? To be honest a lot of these buildings were built in the 1600's but still stood in the 1800's. Anyhoo they're some mighty cool shots of some pretty cool buildings.
Ascent to Entrance of Gwalior Fort, late 1878
The Chattar Manzil or Umbrella Palace in Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh which served as a palace for the rulers of Awadh and their wives.
Futtepore Sikri: The Panch Mahal, a five-storey palace in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Lahore Gate, the Palace, Delhi was the principal entrance of the Red Fort or Lal Qila, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639
Jama Masjid, mosque the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the best-known mosque in India. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656
The Burning Ghat, Benares (Ghat's are the steps that lead  down to a body of water, particularly a holy river).
The Chandney Chouk, The Principle Street in Delhi. the seventh city of the seven historical cities of Delhi. The sides of the road are lined with shops and artisans selling their wares. The road was built in 1650 by Jahanara Begum, the daughter of the emperor Shah Jahan. It led from the the Red Fort, Shah Jahan’s fortified palace, and was 40 yards wide and 1,520 yards long.

21 September 2014

VISITOR

We have new neighbours in the building behind our office in Fremantle. They came with this bird. Sure he looks cute, has a lot of character but the truth is he's a noisy aggressive little shit. Secretly I like him though.

Angry Bird 2
Angry Bird 3
Hey bro, can I get a ginger beer?
Angry Bird 5Angry Bird 4
Angry Bird 1

19 September 2014

THE HOOD # 291

Fresh collab piece on William Street by Martin E Wills, Amok, Misery and James Cooper (aka jerkfvce).

Collab fence
Misery
This section by Misery is titled High Tea with Mushrooms
Martin E
Martin E Wills
Amok Detail
Amok
jerkface
James Cooper
Colab Wall

16 September 2014

THE TITLE OF THIS POST IS WAHAAAFUCKYEAHWOOHOOO

This video, is just ... well the title above says it all. 


Years ago I was visiting an old friend who lived on the side of the Avon Valley, he had an outside patio area attached to his house that over looked the huge valley below. We were all there just eating lunch and chatting away when all of a sudden an air force jet came roaring down the valley. The plane was down in the valley itself so we were above him looking down at the pilot in the cockpit. The noise was deafening, the adrenaline was amazing. I just turned to our host wide eyed and he responded with a casual... "Yeah they do that all the time" Whoa!

INSTALLED


Regular viewers will know how much of a fan I am of Kyle Hughes Odgers art, some of you will remember him by his old nic Creepy. Usually I'm posting pics of his street art pieces but this one is a bit different. It's also around a year old by now, it's just that I haven't managed to ever get there to grab some shots of it. I do however drive past it every morning on the way to work and keep telling myself to GO DO IT!

Anyhoo here it is, a most awesome installation at 1006 Hay St, Perth for DMG architects. It's a 6m x 40m stainless steel perforated screen. It runs along the lower western and northern walls of this building on the corner of Hay and Elder Streets in the city, just down from the Barracks Arch. Look to your left next time you're driving south on the Freeway just before the Hay St overpass.


1006 Hay St
Details 1
Screen